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lipton onion soup dip recipe ina white bowl with potato chips around it

Authentic Tasting Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Dip Recipe

This recipe is a healthy copycat version of the classic Lipton Onion Soup Dip Recipe without all the preservatives in the box mix. It takes less than 5 minutes to make this rich and creamy dip using everyday pantry staples and fresh sour cream.
Prep Time 5 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 102 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon Vegetable flavor
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos You could use soy sauce if you prefer
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons minced dried onions
  • 1 teaspoon parsley dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika you can use plain paprika if you prefer
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper finely ground
  • 3/4 teaspoon corn starch


  • In a small bowl, with a whisk, mix the bouillon paste and soy sauce alternative (or soy sauce) and sour cream until creamy and smooth.
  • Add the parsley, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, sugar, black pepper, and corn starch. Whisk until all the seasonings are combined.
  • Place the dip in an airtight container and allow it to sit in your refrigerator for one hour before serving. This will enhance the flavor and thicken the dip.
  • Dip will remain good for up to a week in the refrigerator as long as you started with sour cream that had a long expiration date.


Try some add-ins to make a unique dip.
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried chipped beef. Adding chipped beef to dips and cheese balls was a common idea while growing up in Indiana.
  • Mix in 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese or shredded pepper jack cheese
Ideas for using this copycat packet of onion soup mix recipe
  • Skip the sour cream, and make a hearty soup instead. Add 3 cups of vegetable or beef broth to the homemade french onion soup mix. Bring to a boil in a medium saucepan, then turn to simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Rub the onion soup mix (without sour cream) over a beef roast before putting it in a slow cooker. Add beef broth to the bottom of the slow cooker, cover with a lid and cook. When the roast is finished cooking, you will have a richly flavored gravy base.
  • Use 16 oz of cream cheese instead of sour cream for a thick creamy spread.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 156mgPotassium: 93mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 345IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
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