Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (2024)

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This homemade dry onion soup mix recipe is so easy to make and taste just like Lipton Onion Soup Mix. Made with basic pantry staple spices, it’s perfect for making classic onion dip and seasoning many other recipes.

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Who doesn’t love Lipton Onion Soup Mix? Especially, during the holidays. It’s in every bowl of gravy, casserole, and the best dish of all – classic french onion dip. That stuff is like crack. However, this tiny packet of seasoning is also loaded with fillers, preservatives, and tons of sodium. So, no Bueno.

But, you can make your own homemade dry onion soup mix that’s much healthier. It’s perfect for adding flavor to veggie burgers, roasted red potatoes, and making that coveted onion dip that everyone loves. This is not just one more copycat recipe – it’s better! Don’t let your pantry be caught without it. Ready? Let’s make it!

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Ingredients For Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix

Most Lipton onion soup mix recipes are not vegan because they use beef bouillon. But, not this one. All you have to do is whip up a batch of my Vegetable Bouillon Powder and you’re good to go. And, don’t leave it out. It’s the most important element of this recipe.

And, don’t sub the vegetable bouillon with a store-bought brand. They usually contain oil, fillers, and are high in sodium. Once you have the bouillon made you only need a few more ingredients. Here’s what you need.

  • Dried Onion Flakes
  • Vegetable Bouillon Powder
  • Onion Powder & Garlic Powder
  • Dried Parsely
  • Paprika (I like using smoked paprika because it adds another layer of flavor)
  • Celery Seed
  • Black Pepper

Salt is optional because it’s already in the vegetable bouillon. So, I would make the dry onion soup mix and then season with salt as needed.

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How To Make Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix

This is one of the easiest, fastest, and most profound recipes you will ever make. Simply add all the ingredients to a bowl, whisk everything together, and store in a glass jar. That’s it!

How To Use Dry Onion Soup Mix

This simple and delicious seasoning can be used to add flavor tons of recipes. Apart from the most obvious, here are a few more ways to enhance your favorite recipes.

  • Add 3 tablespoons to this Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf
  • Toss with oven-roasted potatoes before baking
  • Add 1 tablespoon to this Instant Pot Brown Rice
  • Mix with this oil-free salad dressing to make a delicious marinade for veggies and tofu
  • Add it to some hot veggie broth for a simple and healthy French Onion Soup

Questions & Suggestions

How Do I Store It?

Keep this Lipton onion soup mix recipe in a glass jar and in cool dark place like your pantry for up to 6 months.

Is It Gluten-Free?

Yes!

How Much Do I Use?

2 ounces, about ¼ cup, equals 1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix.

Can I Make More?

This dry onion soup mix is very easily doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled. I’d recommend it.

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More Recipes To Season With Dry Onion Soup Mix

  • Vegan Mashed Potatoes
  • Easy Vegan Brown Gravy
  • Instant Pot Potato Soup Recipe
  • Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

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This homemade dry onion soup mix recipe is so easy to make and taste just like Lipton Onion Soup Mix. Made with basic pantry staple spices, it’s perfect for making classic onion dip and seasoning many other recipes.

  • Author: Shane Martin
  • Prep Time: 2 mins.
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

Scale

  • ½ cup dried onion flakes
  • ¼ cup vegetable bouillon powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika or regular paprika
  • ½ tsp. celery seed
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a glass jar or airtight container.

Notes

Store in a glass jar for up to 6 months.

This recipe yields 4 packets of Lipton Onion Soup Mix.

If a recipe calls for 1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix, use ¼ cup of this homemade blend.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
  • Calories: 48
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 89.2 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  1. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (12)Lona

    What purpose does smoked paprika serve in this recipe, Shane? Lipton onion soup mix doesn’t taste smokey.

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    • Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (13)Shane Martin

      It’s purpose is I like it:)

      Reply

  2. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (14)Lori Bryan

    Can I use “Better than Bouillon” in place of the powdered? I feel like I could, but I don’t know what amount to use of the “Better than Bouillon.” I would make your recipe the same leaving out the powdered bouillon and use the “Better than Bouillon” directly into the recipe since it’s not a powder and cannot be mixed to keep on the shelf. Can you help with the amounts of the soup mix and then the “Better than Bouillon” I would use to equal one packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix?

    Thanks,
    Lori

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    • Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (15)Shane Martin

      I’m sure you could, Lori. But, I’m not sure what amount of the paste you would use. I’d start with 1 tsp.

      Reply

  3. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (16)Phoenix

    Thank you so much Shane. You are very sweet and thoughtful. You answered my question without I’m asking “This recipe yields 4 packets of Lipton Onion Soup Mix.” Wish I could find your recipe earlier as I just bought 24pack of this because i live in sydney and have to order from USA. I still don’t have much idea about how to use those soup mix but I guess I can use your ideas 🙂 and since you you share this beautiful recipe I don’t think I need to buy from online anymore! Hope you could also share how to make another lipton beef flavor one please 😋 I’m so happy to found your website. May God bless you ❤️

    Reply

  4. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (17)Edythe Monroe

    I recently got some soup in a canning jar from a friend and I think this would be perfect to put in the jar to give back to her. Thanks Edythe

    Reply

  5. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (18)Wendy

    How much salt do you usually use in your mixture? I’m not sure where to start with “salt to taste” as my guide…one tsp, maybe two?

    Reply

  6. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (20)Justina Walls

    HELP! Thanks so much for this Shane! So great to not have all that salt in the original! A question — the recipe says it makes the equivalent of 4 packets, which seems to be 1/4 cup per packet substitution. That would mean 1 cup total. I just mixed it, and it comes to just a bit over 1/2 cup – not 1 cup. I double checked all measurements, measuring cups & spoons, etc. It is barely over half of the expected amount. What did I do wrong?

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    • Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (21)Shane Martin

      Hi, Justina! I’ll go back and check to make sure my measurements are correct.

      Reply

  7. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (22)Joan

    I’m using my dry veg broth in place of bouillon powder. Is that OK? These are all fabulous.

    Reply

    • Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (23)Shane Martin

      Should be just fine.

      Reply

  8. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (24)MJ

    Could I use this mix to season TVP? If so, would you happen to know how much mix would be used per cup of water?

    Reply

    • Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (25)Shane Martin

      Absolutely!!! I would make the TVP as stated on the package and allow for 1-2 Tbsp per cup of TVP.

      Reply

  9. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (26)Shellie

    Absolutely love this recipe. Yum..

    Reply

  10. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (27)Shane Martin

    This homemade dry onion soup mix recipe is so easy to make and taste just like Lipton Onion Soup Mix. Made with basic pantry staple spices, it’s perfect for making classic onion dip and seasoning many other recipes.

    Reply

  11. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (28)Aileen

    I made your soup without the copycat onion soup mix. The soup was delicious. I froze some of it and on nights, when I don’t feel like cooking….it solves my ‘what’s for dinner” problem. This cabbage soup will be ‘one of my favs.’ Thank you Shane!!

    Reply

    • Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (29)Shane Martin

      Thank you and so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  12. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (30)Sue Ann

    I can’t find onion flakes anywhere. Is it ok to substitute with dried minced onion? If you order online, will you please provide the product or link? I would really like to try this — I love your recipes! Thank you!

    Reply

    • Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (31)Shane Martin

      Dried minced onion is the same as onion flakes.

      Reply

  13. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (32)Letizia

    Hello Shane,
    This sounds like a great recipe to have on hand. How would you suggest trying to replicate the onion dip? A cashew base or tofu? Any recipe you could share? Also just a heads up that there is no link for the oil free dressing you mention in the post.
    Thank you!

    Reply

    • Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (33)Shane Martin

      You can use my cashew sour cream or tofu sour cream recipe. Then, add 1/4 cup of the seasoning and mix it together. Let it chill for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!

      Reply

  14. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (34)karin feltman

    is the celery seed in this ground or whole?

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    • Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (35)Shane Martin

      You can use either. But, I like it ground.

      Reply

  15. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (36)Mike

    Simple, delicious, and amazing!

    Reply

  16. Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (37)Ellen Lederman

    I’m so excited that you did this! For years I’ve been wanting to make a version of onion soup mix-apricot chicken. You may not have any idea what I’m referring to. It was popular during the sixties and seventies. Lipton onion soup, French dressing, and apricot jam. It became more than the sum of its parts—kind of tangy and delicious. Maybe I wouldn’t like it as much now—things were a lot more limited and basic back then, but just for nostalgia’s sake—and it’s easy and should still taste pretty good. Just have to decide whether to use baked tofu or tempeh or soy curls or mushrooms. Probably soy curls would be best. Many thanks.

    Reply

    • Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe (38)Shane Martin

      I say make them all:)

      Reply

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