Yield: equivalent of 4 packets

Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix

Small glass jar containing dry onion soup mix.

A homemade copycat version of Lipton's French Onion and Beefy onion soup mix that you can make in minutes!  Best of all, it costs a fraction of the price of store-bought!!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3/4 cup dry minced onions
  • 1/3 cup beef bouillon, (powder or granules)
  • 4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds, (crushed or ground)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika


  1. Grind celery seeds in a coffee grinder, or crush carefully with the bottom of a glass.
  2. Add all ingredients to medium-sized bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Store in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place.


    To make French Onion chip or veggie dip:

    Stir 3 tablespoons of dry onion soup mix into 16 ounces of sour cream.

    To make Beefy French Onion soup:

    Add 3 tablespoons of onion soup mix to a medium saucepan and stir in 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions have softened and soup has thickened.

    To add flavor to pot roasts:

    Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of dry mix over roast. Cook using your preferred cooking method. (I like using an Instant Pot pressure cooker, and I put in 3 tablespoons of soup mix and 1 can of beef broth with my roast, then cook at HIGH pressure for 90 minutes with NPR.) For extra flavor and ease, use the leftover liquid and drippings to make onion gravy!

    To make onion-roasted potatoes:

    Toss about 2 lbs of diced or quartered (peeled or unpeeled depending on preference) potatoes in a large bowl with 1/3 cup olive oil and 3 tablespoons soup mix until thoroughly coated. Spread potatoes onto a baking sheet and roast in 425 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 35-40 minutes.

    To make French Onion compound butter:

    Mix 1-2 tablespoons of dry soup mix with 1 stick (1/2 cup) of softened butter. Use for searing salmon, pork chops, or steaks!


    Be sure to shake or stir your mix before using to redistribute ingredients that may have settled.

    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 46Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 2063mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

    Nutrition information provided as an estimate only.

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