I’ll admit it. I actually like the Lipton onion mix stuff. You know, the stuff in the envelope that can be used to make soup or dip? I’ve never used it to make soup but as a dip it tastes pretty good. Tear open the envelope, pour the contents into a bowl of sour cream, stir, refrigerate for 30 minutes, pull out a bag of your favorite potato chips, sit back and *crunch, munch, crunch.*
BUT you know how it is with most pre-prepared food items. The list of ingredients always includes strange things that really just don’t belong there. So if you can make the same thing without all the junk that tastes just as good or better, plus is way cheaper to make yourself, why wouldn’t you make it, right? Right!
Here’s a copycat recipe version of the dry French onion dip mix you can throw together in 2 minutes and you’ll love the results.
And it also makes a cute little gift idea.
It’s as simple as combining a few dry ingredients together and then mixing it in with the sour cream. It only takes a couple of minutes to put together, but you can also make a few dried dip mixes in advance to have on hand when you need them. This recipe is the equivalent of one envelope of dried onion soup mix.
Let’s get started!
Combine everything but the sour cream in a small bowl. I use msg-free beef broth granules.
Add the dip mix to the sour cream in a medium-sized bowl.
Stir to thoroughly combine and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour, before using.
Serve it with potato chips or veggies. Enjoy!
- 4 teaspoons msg-free beef bouillon granules
- 2 tablespoons dried minced onions
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
- Combine the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and set aside until ready to use. Place the sour cream in a medium-sized bowl and stir in the dip mix. Let it refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably an hour, before using. Can be made a day ahead. Serve with potato chips or vegetables.