10 French Onion Soup Mix Uses – the Pantry’s Secret Weapon!

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.

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French onion soup mix FOR THE BUDGET WIN.

So you want to know what you can use this flavour bomb in? Read on!

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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

2. Rissoles

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!

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You’ll never cook roast potatoes without the magic mix again. Image: Adobe

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!

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I mean, PLEASE. Source: Ethan Calabrese / Delish

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!

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Such an excellent, flavoursome, winner, winner, chicken dinner! Source: Supplied

What other soup mixes do you love and what do you use them for? We’d love to hear!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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