12 November 2018

Onion Soup Mix Recipe Without Bouillon

This easy onion soup mix recipe is easy to make with dry herbs and spices.  I add turmeric to my homemade onion soup mix for its health benefits.  This is also homemade onion soup mix without beef bouillon, and it's sugar free with no MSG.

During the school year, I rely on my Crock Pot slow cooker for most meals.  Since the weather is colder, I made hearty meals for my family.

I go through a lot of Lipton onion soup mix, so I started making my own dry onion soup mix from scratch.  Not only does this save money, but it also allows me to control the ingredients.

I make homemade onion soup mix without beef bouillon because I usually use it with my dry gravy mix, which has bouillon in it.  

How to Make Homemade Onion Soup Mix From Scratch

This onion dry soup mix is so easy to make.  I almost always have the ingredients in my spice cupboard and in my pantry.

I usually double this onion soup mix from scratch to have 2 cups of dry mix or about 8 servings.

Where to Get Ingredients for Homemade Onion Soup Mix

I live in Amish country, so there are Amish bulk food stores all over.  They have the best spices and herbs and a lot of cool ingredients that I can't find anywhere else.

As with any recipe, the better the ingredients, the better your end result will be.  I try to get all of my ingredients at the bulk store, but sometimes I run out and have to have it before I can get to the bulk store.  

There is a difference in spice.  The spices I get from the bulk store are better quality than what I get at the store.  I've also had good luck with the spices and herbs at Aldi.  I don't think they are as fresh as the bulk spices and herbs, but they are decent quality.

If you don't have a bulk store near you, then I recommend buying quality herbs and spices from Grassroots Herb SupplyThe Plant Guru, Mountain Maus Remedies, or Mountain Rose Herbs.

I like adding extra turmeric to recipes because it has so many health benefits.  I also use turmeric in a turmeric hot cocoa recipe.

Is Onion Soup Mix Gluten Free?

If you buy onion soup mix at the store, then it is most likely not gluten free.  This healthy substitute for onion soup mix is gluten free.

What Can You Use Instead of Onion Soup Mix?

If you are out of onion soup mix, then you can make this homemade onion soup mix from scratch.  It's easy to make and makes 4 packets worth.

How to Use Onion Dry Soup Mix

I have never used onion soup mix to actually make soup.  I always use it as an ingredient in other things.

I always use some in my meatloaf.  Everyone loves my meatloaf, and this is my secret ingredient.

I also sprinkle some onion soup mix on top of a pork roast and slow cook it all day in my Hamilton Beach slow cooker.  We have that for dinner, and the next day it gets turned into BBQ pulled pork.  Yum!

Side note:  I love my Hamilton Beach slow cooker!  I've had it about 10 years and am on my third crock.  I've been lucky enough to find extra crocks at thrift stores for $2 each.  It locks the lid down, so it gets hotter than other slow cookers.  

I use it at least once a week and sometimes up to four times a week, so it's been used a lot over the years.  I have four slow cookers, but this is by far my favorite of the four.  

If I'm cooking a beef roast, I'll add some onion soup mix and some brown gravy.  Then I let it slow cook for several hours.  It's the best way to make a roast in my humble opinion.

Tonight, I'm making beef tips with this onion soup mix recipe and cream of something soup (my homemade version of course) in my Instant Pot.  It's one of my favorite Instant Pot meals.

For a quick side dish, cut up potatoes and coat with olive oil.  Toss them in onion soup mix and bake.

How to Make Soup With Dry Onion Soup Mix Recipe

To make soup, add 1/4 cup of this dry onion soup mix recipe to 4 cups of water in a medium sized pan.  Bring it to a boil while stirring occasionally.  

Reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer it uncovered for 10 minutes.  This makes about 3.5 cups of onion soup.

How to Make Onion Dip With Homemade Onion Soup Mix

To make a dip, use 1/4 cup of dry onion soup mix recipe substitute with 16 ounces of sour cream.  Stir well and let sit in the fridge for several hours.

Homemade Onion Soup Mix Recipe Ingredients

To make this healthy substitute for onion soup mix, you will need:


Homemade Onion Soup Mix Without Beef Bouillon 

Step #1

Combine all of the ingredients and mix well.  Store in a container.  This makes 1 cup, but you can double it to make a pint.

Step #2

Use 1/4 cup of this mix in place of one packet of onion soup mix.

Now you know how to make a healthy substitute for onion soup mix!

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Homemade Onion Soup Mix Without Beef Bouillon

Homemade Onion Soup Mix Without Beef Bouillon

Cari @ Everything Pretty
Prep time
5 Min
Total time
5 Min
How to make dry onion soup mix from scratch.


  • 2/3 cup dried onion
  • 3 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Store in a container. This makes 1 cup, but you can double it to make a pint.
  2. Use 1/4 cup of this mix in place of one packet of onion soup mix.

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