5 Unusual Ways To Use A Packet Of Onion Soup Mix Plus Homemade Recipe


Onion soup mix is a versatile little beastie, you may be thinking ‘what the hell is she talking about, onion soup mix makes, well, onion soup’! Ah, well so did I until recently.

Cleaning out my kitchen cupboard I found a lonely packet of onion soup mix, I was just about to throw it out when I decided to post the question on Reddit. What can you make with a packet of onion soup mix?

The answers left me nodding appreciatively and rather excited to be using this ammo as a new found member of my kitchen armoury.

Are you ready to elevate your culinary knowledge? Packet soup at the ready!

1. Hamburgers

Mix the packet of onion soup mix in with the ground beef and voila!

2. Soured cream dip

Add some of the packet to a pot of soured cream and leave in the fridge for a few hours to soak up the flavour. Great with crudites or a naughty bag of crisps!

3. Roast potatoes

Get sprinkling and then roast those tatties to crispy perfection.

4. Salad dressing

Mix with vinegar of your choice, a touch of olive oil and off you drizzle.

5. Oven baked chicken

Mix it with cream and mushed garlic and pour over chicken breasts and bake in the oven. If cream is a bit too fatty then you could try using yogurt.

I hope this has given you a new perspective on that dusty packet of onion soup mix in the back of your cupboard and if you are feeling particularly creative why not make your own version of the dry mix.

Homemade dry onion soup recipe

How long is the prep time? 5 mins

What you need:

  • 1/4 cup dried onion flakes
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

What you do:

  1. Stir the onion flakes, beef bouillon granules, onion powder, parsley flakes, celery seed, paprika, and black pepper in a bowl. Use as substitute for a 1-ounce envelope of dry onion soup mix.

Recipe sourced from Allrecipes.com