A delicious way to use our homemade onion soup mix, this Easy Homemade Onion Soup is perfect for using as a base for other recipes or enjoying on it’s own for a flavorful broth that will warm you up on the coldest of winter days.
Onion Soup Recipe
There are certain foods we all crave when the weather gets cold or we’re feeling a little bit “under the weather” ourselves.
For me those foods are butter chicken, peaches and cream oatmeal and onion soup broth.
A weird combo, definitely, but they always make me feel better and warm me up when blankets or turning up the thermostat just aren’t doing it.
The last thing anyone wants to do when they aren’t feeling their best or just wants a quick hit of comfort food is to spend time slaving away at the stove. A traditional onion soup requires caramelizing onions (easily 10 minutes on it’s own) and using that as a base to make a beef broth-based soup.
This quick and easy onion soup relies on my homemade onion soup mix. I whip up a giant batch every couple of months and then just use a tablespoon whenever I feel the need for a quick cup of onion soup. I usually add ramen to mine, while my daughter is a fan of sprinkling in a few salad croutons.
The tangy, acidity of the onion soup mix combines wonderfully with the umami flavor of the beef broth to make a comforting and flavorful bowl of soup that has actually been proven to have anti-inflammatory properties, helping you actually fight cold and flu symptoms. (I guess there is a reason my body craves it when I’m sick after all!)
What is onion soup made with? Our onion soup mix is made with a variety of common seasonings: dried onion, parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, tumeric, salt, white pepper and celery seed. We combine the onion soup mix with beef broth to make onion soup whenever we need.
Should I add bouillon powder? You can add beef bouillon to the onion soup mix if you’d prefer to be able to just add hot water to make the onion soup. Try to opt for a low-sodium beef bouillon so that you can have more control over the final flavor of your onion soup.
Ways to Use Onion Soup:
Onion soup can be enjoyed on it’s own or use to make a variety of recipes:
- add a hunk of stale bread and plenty of shredded cheese, then broil to make a quick and easy French Onion Soup
- boil pasta in onion soup, then drain for a luxurious pasta dish that is delicious topped with more veggies or shredded cheese
- use as a base for your favorite chili
- boil to reduce and whisk in 1 Tablespoon of flour or cornstarch (or more as needed) to make an easy onion gravy
- boil plain ramen or pasta in the onion soup to make a quick noodle soup
Check out our quick video to see how to make this easy onion soup recipe – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:
Onion Soup Ingredients
- Dehydrated Onion
- Dried Parsley
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- White Pepper
- Celery Seed
- Beef Broth
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: adjust the salt measurement to your family’s personal preference.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Spice Grinder
- Measuring spoons
- Mason jars, for storing – I do not recommend plastic jars as they can hold moisture and you want to keep this seasoning mix dry to preserve freshness
How to Make Onion Soup
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and transfer to an airtight mason jar.
Store for up to 1 year.
To make onion soup, use 1 Tablespoon of the onion soup mix per every 1 cup of beef broth.
Warm the beef broth in a saucepan over medium heat until hot.
Whisk the onion soup mix into the beef broth until dissolved and well-distributed.
Grab your free printable for our easy onion soup recipe:
- 1/4 cup dehydrated onion
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon tumeric
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 3 cups Beef Broth
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and transfer to an airtight mason jar.
- Store for up to 1 year.
- To make onion soup, use 1 Tablespoon of the onion soup mix per every 1 cup of beef broth.
- Warm the beef broth in a saucepan over medium heat until hot.
- Whisk the onion soup mix into the beef broth until dissolved and well-distributed.
- Enjoy immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 425mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope you love this onion soup recipe as much as I do – and please let me know if you come up with any creative ways to use it!
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