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Dried Onion Soup and Recipe Mix Substitute

Published in Recipes, Other Author: CentraCare


  • 3 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, or to taste


Shake ingredients together in a jar or plastic bag. Makes the equivalent of one (1.25-ounce) packet of commercially dried onion soup. Use to boost flavor in stews, roasts and casseroles.

To make sour cream onion dip, blend mix with 2 cups sour cream and chill thoroughly.

To use as soup, add 4 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Makes 4 servings of soup.

Yield: 1 packet to use as dip mix or soup.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 12
  • Fat: 0 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 0 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Carbs: 3 g.
  • Fiber: 0 g.
  • Protein: 0 g.