How to Make Onion Soup Dip – a Healthier Version

Here’s a tasty onion soup dip made with homemade onion soup mix.

onion soup dip
Dip made with Homemade Onion Soup Mix – no bouillon, msg or preservatives

This dip does not look or taste exactly like the dip made with commercial onion soup mix. I think that’s a good thing, but if you’re looking for an exact match, keep looking. However, if you’re looking for great flavor without MSG, bouillon or preservatives – This is IT!

What you get is amazing flavor of onions, parsley, garlic and celery in each tasty bite. It tastes fresher and way less salty than commercial mixes. And as for looks, well I’d say it looks much more appealing than the brown alternative.

onion soup mix dip with chip
Serve a little bowl full and refill from a bigger container in the fridge. It’s the safe and frugal thing to do!

It works equally well with veggies, chips or homemade pita crisps.

Here’s the recipe for our onion soup dip.

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Onion Soup Dip

A delicious dip made with homemade onion soup mix, sour cream or Greek yogurt and mayonnaise. With only onions, herbs and spices in the mix, there’s no added msg, bouillon or preservatives.
Prep : 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Getty Stewart


  • 1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp onion soup mix
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Mix well and serve.
  • Hint – For a smoother texture, crush the dried onion flakes in the soup mix before adding.


Use Greek yogurt for added protein and fewer calories. For best consistency, use at least 2% yogurt and drain off some of the liquid.
Homemade dip made with dairy lasts 2-4 days in the refrigerator. Its shelf life deteriorates every time it’s out of the fridge, once it’s been at room temp for more than two hours, it’s no longer considered safe to eat.
When entertaining, put out a little bowl full at a time and refill as needed from a container stored in the fridge – a smart, safe and frugal way to serve dips!
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 917kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 91g | Sodium: 1662mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Iron: 0.4mg
Course: Dips, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: onion dip, onion soup mix, snack dip

Here’s a look at the homemade onion soup mix we used to make this dip. If you want the same results as I got, you gotta make this first. But don’t worry, it’ll take you three minutes and you’ll have plenty on hand for next time.

onion soup mix board
Onion soup mix made with onions, herbs and spices, nothing else.

Feedback on our homemade onion soup dip has been all good. People love it. While it’s not a copycat of the classic brown dip they’re used to, everyone was happy to eat this instead. When I served both, the only one with leftovers was the old style brown dip. People know a good thing when they taste it!

onion soup mix sour cream dip
Much more appealing than the brown dip.

Let me know if you make this dip. I’d love to hear what you thought of it. Drop me a line or post a photo on Instagram. Add #getgettys so I can see it and like it!

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