Have you passed up a recipe because you didn’t have dry onion soup mix? It is one of those items that you don’t think to buy unless you are preplanning a meal. But you can make it from items that are usually in your pantry and spice rack. Making your own dry mixes will help use up spices that linger on the spice rack. I keep dehydrated onions all the time. You can buy them at the discount stores for a $1 a container. You can find them in the spice isle. It takes 3 ounces of dried onions so look on the container for the weight. Beef granulated bullion is another item that is a pantry must. I use it often in other recipe to enhance the flavor. The rest of the ingredients in this soup mix is in your spice rack. The powdered sugar is to keep the onion powder from clumping up when stored. Also there is some sweetness when onions are caramelized.
You can make this your own with the spices. This is a basic recipe and you can decrease or increase to your own tastes. I added additional parsley and celery flakes to mine. I dehydrate celery leaves to make celery flakes.
Making it yourself saves money and you know what has gone in it. This is a good recipe to keep in your recipe box. You won’t find many cookbooks that will have it and who wants to search for it every time you need it on the internet. I keep all my recipes I like to use on a 4 inch by 6 inch index cards in a file box..
Dry Onion Soup Mix DIY
Makes 1 1/2 cups of soup mix. 5 tablespoons of mix – 1 packet
- 3/4 cup Dried Minced Onion
- 1/3 cup Beef Bouillon Powder
- 4 teaspoons Onion Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Celery Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Parsley Flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon Powdered Sugar
M ix all ingredients together by shaking in a jar with a tight lid. Store in the container with tight lid. When a recipe calls for a packet of the soup mix use 5 tablespoons.