Homemade French Onion Soup Mix

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I grew up with a dad who hated both the taste and smell of onions so we didn’t eat them very often. In high school, I discovered my love of onions, but the closest we could get to having them at home was dried french onion soup mix. So French onion soup it was.

I made it as a soup to eat plain or used it to season foods or roasted vegetables. Sometimes I’d sneak fresh onions into the house (contraband onions… lol), but I definitely developed a love for the French onion soup mix during this time.

Once I went to college, I started adding onions to a lot of my own cooking, and once I married my husband (his family is of Italian decent), I really started using onions in most of my cooking (along with garlic).

When we switched to real food, we stopped using most products that came from a box or a can, so I didn’t buy French onion soup mix anymore, but I missed the flavors and the convenience of the mix.

The Flavors…

Like pre-mixed French onion soup, this combines the flavors of onion, garlic, celery, salt, and pepper. You get the same flavor without the:

Cornstarch, sugar, corn syrup, hydrolyzed soy protein, caramel color, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, monosodium glutamate, yeast extract, natural flavors, disodium inosinate, and disodium guanylate (ingredients in store bought mix).

I like to buy all of my herbs for this recipe and all of my other herb and spice blends online in bulk. It saves money and I’m not always running out of a spice that I need. Simply store unused herbs and spices in the freezer or a cool dark place until you’re ready to use them.

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French Onion Soup Mix Recipe

Homemade French onion soup mix with herbs, spices, and salt is a great alternative to store bought onion soup mix and can be used in a variety of recipes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 4kcal
Author Katie Wells




  • Combine all ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake to mix.


Nutrition Facts
French Onion Soup Mix Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 tsp)
Calories 4
% Daily Value*
Sodium 78mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 0.4g0%
Protein 0.1g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


To make French onion soup, use approximately ¼ cup onion soup mix per 2 cups of beef stock (add 3-4 onions that have been very thinly sliced and slowly caramelized for extra flavor).
To use as a mix, you can add ½ cup soy-free and MSG-free beef bouillon powder and use as you would a packet of french onion soup mix (¼ cup=1 package). It is excellent on roasts or for making french onion soup. I also use as the seasoning for the meat in shepherd/cottage pie.

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Ever used French onion soup mix? Ready to try a healthy version?

This french onion soup mix replaces the store bough version with a simple recipe of onion flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt and pepper.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


45 responses to “Homemade French Onion Soup Mix”

  1. Karen Avatar

    Do you think chicken boulion would be ok? I have a beef protein allergy. Or would that be weird

  2. Heather Avatar

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I want to make a lentil recipe that uses French Onion Soup Mix but I am gluten free and vegan. I couldn’t find a box without either milk or wheat! Definitely going to give this a try with a little Better Than Bouillon No Beef Base added! Thanks again!

  3. Melissa Avatar

    Just to clarify if I just need a packet of the dried onion soup mix I use 1/4 of the mixture from your recipe and that’s equivalent? Or I’m supposed to use that plus the beef bouillon powder to?

  4. Nancy Avatar

    Can you recommend a soy-free and MSG free beef bouillon powder to make a mix?

  5. Lala P Avatar

    I love your onion story it was like the forbidden vegetable in your dad’s home. Now you’re grown with family and you are doing amazing recipes with the forbidden onion. Thanks for sharing

  6. Miranda Cunningham Avatar
    Miranda Cunningham

    4 stars
    Going to dehydrate leek and try this out. I imagine it would take lots of leek as its a subtle flavor. Wonder if the green parts would be ok for the powdered portion of the recipe. Then use this for roast and french leek soup bone broth. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. tabby Avatar

    does this recipe be like a dip when adding the soup mixture to sour cream?

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