Lipton onion soup mix consists of a mixture of dehydrated onions, salt, corn starch, onion powder and sugar, as of 2015. An ingredient listed as autolyzed yeast extract contains barley, and its mix also contains hydrogenated soybean oil and dehydrated corn syrup. Preservatives include monosodium glutamate and sulfur dioxide.
Lipton onion soup mix serves as a popular ingredient featured in recipes for meatloaf and roasted potatoes. A meatloaf recipe featured at Makinglifebetter.com uses 1 envelope of onion soup, 2 pounds of ground beef, 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs, 2 eggs, 3/4 cup water and 1/3 cup ketchup. To make this recipe, combine the beef, onion soup and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well. Place the meat mixture into a 13-by-9-inch baking pan, and shape into a loaf. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, remove from oven, and cool meatloaf for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
To make the easy onion-roasted potatoes recipe at Helmanns.com, cut 2 pounds of all-purpose potatoes into large chunks, and transfer to a large baking sheet. In a bowl, combine 1/3 cup mayonnaise with 1 envelope of onion soup mix, and toss the potatoes in the mayonnaise mixture until completely coated. Bake the potatoes for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or until golden brown.