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    Just Like Lipton's Onion Soup Mix (Gluten-free)

    Reviewed and edited by a celiac disease expert.

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    There's been some confusion as to whether Lipton's Onion Soup mix contains gluten. Officially, Lipton's lists the ingredients as: Onions (deyhydrated), salt, cornstarch, onion powder, sugar, corn syrup, hydrolyzed soy protein, caramel color, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, monosodium glutamate, yeast extract, natural flavors (wheat), disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate.

    Also, some folks point out that the kosher version lists yeast extract from barley as an ingredient.

    Others point out, as does the website for Unilver, which makes Lipton products, that Lipton Onion Soup mix is "made in a facility that also processes milk, eggs, soy, wheat, sesame and sulfites."

    To be on the safe side, I usually make my own mix and store it for later use. Here's a great recipe for a tasty gluten-free onion soup mix that tastes very much like Lipton's, and works great as a substitute in other recipes. It goes great in meatloaf, stew, and works well to make dip.

    Ingredients:
    1½ cups dried minced onion
    ¼ cup beef bouillon powder (gluten-free)
    2½ tablespoons onion powder
    ½ teaspoon crushed celery seed
    ½ teaspoon sugar

    Directions:
    Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. About 5 tablespoons equals a single 1¼-ounce package of Lipton's mix.


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    This was a welcomed find. As a celiac, it's always good to find something that tastes as good as what I use to eat before my diagnosis. I will be making this mix for the holidays. Thank you!

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    Thanks for the recipe and info!

     

    Does anyone know roughly how long this mix can be kept once it's made?

    I think if kept sealed in Ziploc type bag, as all the ingredients are dry a couple months. I have family with celiac so I made 1/2 a batch to use in crock pot for a pork roast today I will date and place in fridge.

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    Thanks for posting this alternative! We use it in our slow cooker roast. Ive printed it and added it to my son's gluten-free binder. I've started our own Gluten-free 3 ring binder to keep our favorites gluten-free replacements in. He's only 5 , but one day it will be given to his wife.

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    Does anyone know if Goodman's Kosher for Passover Onion Soup Mix is gluten free? The ingredient list is:

    Onions, Salt, Sugar, Potato Starch, Monosodium Glutamate, Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil), Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Caramel Color, Paprika, Garlic, Pepper

    I am learning to cook gluten free on occasion for friends, so do not know if any of those ingredients raise red flags.

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    Does anyone know if Goodman's Kosher for Passover Onion Soup Mix is gluten free? The ingredient list is:

    Onions, Salt, Sugar, Potato Starch, Monosodium Glutamate, Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil), Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Caramel Color, Paprika, Garlic, Pepper

    I am learning to cook gluten free on occasion for friends, so do not know if any of those ingredients raise red flags.

    If it is certified Kosher for Passover, it shouldn't have *any* grains in it, so should be gluten free. That's why Kosher for Passover Coke is so popular - it has real sugar in it instead of HFCS.

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    I have been using Goodman's since I was diagnosed with celiac. Both the Kosher for Passover and non-Passover are gluten free and make great dip. Lipton's kosher lists wheat as an ingredient.

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    Thanks for posting this alternative! We use it in our slow cooker roast. Ive printed it and added it to my son's gluten-free binder. I've started our own Gluten-free 3 ring binder to keep our favorites gluten-free replacements in. He's only 5 , but one day it will be given to his wife.

    Fantastic idea. I will be starting one tomorrow.

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    Thanks for the recipe and info!

     

    Does anyone know roughly how long this mix can be kept once it's made?

    Dry spices themselves are typically shelf stable for up to three years. In this case, I would check the expiration date of each ingredient and use the closets expiration date. Keep in mind that storing in a glass jar will keep the ingredients fresher than a plastic bag.

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    Jefferson Adams is Celiac.com's senior writer and Digital Content Director. He earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,000 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in science, scientific methodology, biology, anatomy, medicine, logic, and advanced research. He previously served as SF Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and devised health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.

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