Food Factor: Onion Soup Mix

By Ms. Natasha Haynes, MSU Extension Service


Some may call me a control freak because I love having control over the ingredients I use. It’s especially important to watch my sugar, sodium, and fat intake. That’s why I love recipes for seasoning mixes, like this Onion Soup Mix!


When I think about my grandmother and all the meals she cooked for our family, I don’t remember her ever using a “packet” for anything. Now there’s an entire section of shelving devoted to flavoring packets, gravy packets, sauce packets, marinade packets, salad dressing packets, and soup packets! When you read the labels, you may be shocked by all the sodium and other ingredients you’re adding to your dishes.


This Onion Soup Mix can be used in a variety of recipes that benefit from a boost of savory flavors, such as a dip for vegetables, or a seasoning for rice pilaf or pot roast.


If you’re interested in making your own “packets,” try our recipes for Italian Dressing Mix, Ranch Dressing Mix, and Taco Seasoning Mix.

Onion Soup Mix

Ingredients:

- 2/3 cup dried minced onion

- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

- 2 teaspoons onion powder

- 2 teaspoons turmeric

- 1 teaspoon celery salt

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1 teaspoon sugar

- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Wash your hands with soap and water.


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.


Store in an air-tight container.


Makes one “packet” of onion soup mix.

Thanks to our friends at Get Fresh! for this recipe. Get Fresh! is an initiative of the Chickasaw Nation.


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