French onion soup mix – it can be a little controversial but I’m not hearing a bad word against my childhood culinary flavour saviour. Not all heroes wear capes guys – or chefs’ hats. Turns out, some are found lurking in the soup aisle at the supermarket. Don’t know what to use it for? Come count the ways!
It’s a rag to riches story if ever you’ll hear one – French onion soup can take a dish from meh to woah, pinky promise. Not only that, it’s cheap as chips at the supermarket. Cheaper than chips – Woolworths sell the good stuff from just 45¢ a packet.
So you want to know what you can use this flavour bomb in? Read on!
10 Times French Onion Soup Mix Came to the Rescue
1. Creamy potato bake
Add a packet of the soup mix to 600ml of cream next time you’re making a potato bake. You can thank us later. #GAMECHANGER
Sometimes rissoles and meatloaf are missing something in the spice factor. Add a few tablespoons of the holy grail soup mix for added (delicious) wow factor.
3. Roast potatoes
Think potatoes are a bit of a weak vegetable choice? NO MORE. Give them a shakeup with French onion soup mix before roasting and taste how they level up! It’s roast potatoes for the win!
4. French onion dip
Mix a sachet of French onion soup mix with a tub of sour cream for a quick sticks dip.
5. Soup, obvs
Follow the instructions on the soup packaging for an easy peasy delicious onion soup. Very French. Very tasty.
6. Apricot chicken
An oldie but a goodie and my personal favourite. French onion soup mix marries perfectly with a tin of apricot nectar for a rocking good, budget-friendly apricot chicken dinner.
7. French onion pull-apart bread
How does a great big chunk of flavoursome French onion pull-apart bread tickle your fancy? Shut up and take my money!
8. An all-purpose season
Sprinkle French onion soup mix on steak or lamb before grilling. YUM. Or, toss a tablespoon into your breadcrumbs for a delicious schnitzel crumb.
9. Nuts and bolts mix
Added to an Australian classic, French onion soup mix came into its own with the one-handful-is-never-enough nuts and bolts mix!
10. Roast chicken rub
Give your chicken the best massage ever! Rub soup mix onto a chicken before roasting (or slow cooking). It’ll deliver BIG TIME in flavour!
What other soup mixes do you love and what do you use them for? We’d love to hear!