Onion Powder

Onion powder is made from dehydrated ground onions. It can be used in any recipe that requires fresh onion and is excellent when added as a dry rub or in a marinade. When time is limited, it’s a practical replacement, although the flavor may not be as intense as its fresh counterpart.

There are other advantages to having a container on hand:

  • No need to worry about making a special trip to the store when you are out of fresh onions.
  • No oil is required for cooking.
  • No teary eyes when slicing and chopping.

You can even make your own powder: Dice and dehydrate an onion, grind it and store it in an airtight glass container.

Storage Tips

Like other seasonings, it can be kept in a cool, dry spot for several months. Always be sure the container is tightly closed.

Usage Tips

Onion powder is a terrific complement to many foods:

  • Include a dash in gravies and sauces.
  • Add to breads: it is a tasty addition to buttered and toasted baguettes or slices of French bread.
  • Sprinkle over salads or add a dash to cooked vegetables.
  • Stir into soups and chowders.
  • Include in hamburger patties.

You can also make a paste or marinade by adding a little water or broth to the powder.

Substitution Tips

If you run out of powder, try these alternatives:

  • One medium onion is equal to one tablespoon of powder.
  • One tablespoon of onion flakes is equal to one teaspoon of powder.

Try one of our favorite recipes with onion powder: