Making your own dry onion soup mix not only saves you money, but it also helps you eliminate unnecessary (and often harmful) chemicals from your family’s diet. My baby step in this area originally included using bouillon, but most commercial bouillons include MSG. I was delighted to find this recipe that does not use bouillon. One caution, however…the turmeric in the recipe means a very yellow color!
This does not taste exactly like commercially prepared dry onion soup mixes. If you can find an affordable bouillon (or know how to make your own) that doesn’t contain MSG or other nasty chemicals, then feel free to add some in if you like. I only use this as a seasoning, I don’t actually make soup with it. If I wanted onion soup, I’d make it with broth and fresh onions.
- ⅔ c dry minced onion
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp celery salt
- ¼ tsp paprika (optional)
- 2 tsp turmeric (use less if you prefer)
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp sugar (I use sucanat)
- ½ tsp pepper
- 3 tsp dry parsley
- Combine all ingredients in a jar and store in a cool, dry place. Stir or shake the jar before each use to ensure even distribution of ingredients.
- To use, in any recipe calling for a packet of dry onion soup mix, (add up to) four tablespoons of Dry Onion Soup Mix. I typically use two tablespoons, depending on the recipe.
I like to use this in all kinds of recipes, especially when slow cooking a roast or stew in my Crock Pot. I have not, however, tried this in a dip (aside from adding a teaspoon or so) although I may do that some day.
What is your favorite recipe using Dry Onion Soup Mix?