Lipton Onion Soup Mix Copycat Recipe
Yield: approximately 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (or 4½ "packets")
A homemade version of this popular pantry staple is easy and economical to make for convenient use whenever needed.


  • ¾ cup dried minced onions (onion flakes; found in the spice aisle)
  • ⅓ cup beef bouillon powder (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika


  1. Chop or grind the celery seeds to break them up a little. (I find this easiest to do with my chef’s knife.)
  2. Mix all ingredients. Some brands of bouillon may be a bit clumpy, In this case, break up the clumps.
  3. One packet of the purchased mix equals 1 ounce or about ¼ cup of this mix. Divide into individual zipper top bags or small jars, and store in a cupboard or other cool, dark place.


  • I use Herb-Ox granulated beef bouillon. If needed, Herb-Ox has a sodium-free option and organic options are available.

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