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.
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.
VariationsTry 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.