Erika Wassall, the Jersey Farm Scribe, here sharing with you a homemade onion soup mix recipe. You know those boxes of dry French onion soup mix? Turning that box of flavor into a soup or a dip is really only the beginning. I use it on roasted potatoes, chicken, roast pork, and meatloaf to make a yummy sauce or flavor rice… the list goes on. If you read my article on 3 Foods to Always Have in Your Kitchen, you’ll know how much I LOVE the flavor onion soup mix offers. I mean, the options are literally endless. BUT… while I love the convenience of little onion soup powder packets I (admittedly) buy at the grocery store sometimes, I certainly don’t love the store bought ingredient list. So I have started making my own MSG and gluten free onion soup mix.
I’ve been making my own French onion soup mix recipe and I love it. With this homemade version, you can have the same amazingly versatile flavor without it being packed with corn starch, MSG, crazy preservatives, and ingredients you can’t pronounce. So here is my gluten-free, no MSG, dry onion soup mix recipe so you make your own fresher, healthier dry onion soup mix to have on hand.
By the way, I have had a few people ask me, is msg gluten free? Coeliac.org.uk says it is gluten-free but I still don’t want MSG because it gives me headaches.
Homemade Onion Soup Mix (MSG & Gluten Free)
You can’t really get a recipe much simpler than this! The onion soup mix ingredients are all pretty normal things that many people likely already have in their pantry but, combined… they release an ultimate flavor punch that can turn just about any meal… into a masterpiece!
Onion Soup Mix Ingredients
- 3 TBS minced dried onion
- ½ TBS onion powder
- ¾ teaspoon celery seed
- ½ teaspoon parsley
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric (optional)
- ½ teaspoon of paprika (you can double this for color if you leave out the turmeric)
Just simple ingredients- all spices you know and love. The great thing about this dry French onion soup mix is that you can alter the ingredients to your liking. Once you use my basic recipe you can personalize it by adding a few extra herbs, if you like. Toss in some mild Cajun seasonings for a spicy kick. Up the garlic and add rosemary and thyme for an Italian feel. Add in some coriander and cumin for a smoky, earthy flavor.
How To Make Your Own French Onion Soup Mix
Blend all of the onion soup mix ingredients together and seal in an airtight bag or jar. It is that simple! I told you it was an easy recipe!
It’s all the goodness of onion soup mix without any of the scary ingredients!
Two tablespoons of this gluten-free onion soup mix recipe will be about the same as a packet of onion soup mix from one of those boxes. This recipe makes about 4 TBS. For a large batch, just double or triple the dry ingredients it so it lasts longer! (I often make four times this much at a time and keep it in a zipper bag that I store in a mason jar.
How To Use Dry Onion Soup Mix:
To make two bowls of onion soup, add 4 tbsp of the dry mix to 2 cups of water. Stir well and bring to a boil. Turn off and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Do you like homemade salad dressings? Mix up 2 tbsp of olive oil and 2 tbsp of vinegar with 1 tsp of your dry onion soup mix and you will have a quick, easy homemade substitute for your store bought vinaigrette.
One of my favorite ways to use this dry onion soup mix is make French Onion dip. Just mix 3 tbsp of the homemade onion soup mix with 16 ounces of sour cream. Delish! This is the best potato chip dip ever and it makes fresh veggies taste amazing too. Store left overs in a glass jar.
After you whip up a batch you can also use it in this delicious French Onion and Chicken Bake.
Plus, it makes a GREAT DIY gift with Christmas right around the corner. You can put the homemade onion soup mix in a cute airtight container, (a mason jar or canister works great here) tie a bow around it, and include a few simple cooking suggestions. Voila! How cute is that?!
The best part about making your own homemade onion soup mix is you are in control of what goes in it. If you are trying to keep an eye on your sodium intake, homemade is a great way to do so.
Printable Dry Onion Soup Mix Recipe
You can add a bit of own onion soup mix to ordinary recipes for extra flavor. These homemade seasonings are sure to be family favorite. Yum!
Do you think you will try this homemade onion soup mix recipe yourself? Do you have a flavor that you like to add to your onion soup mix recipe? I’d love to hear it! Look me up on social media at @NJFarmScribe or respond in the comments section below and share your tips and tricks!