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Bon Appetit, Y'all

Monday, January 30, 2012

My First Recipe Box and Lipton Onion Roasted Potatoes

This may sound strange to some of you, since I'm always cooking. But I have never owned a recipe box. Until now. I have always stuck recipes in a big yellow notebook binder or a box. Now most are on the computer. I love hand written recipe cards. In one of the boxes of books that Joyce sent the other day was a metal recipe box like the one she has of her mothers. I just love it. In the recipe box was this recipe I haven't made in 35 years. Don't forget to check the Note at the bottom. I made mine today with Italian Herb with Tomato Soup Mix. How long has it been since you made these?

Lipton Onion-Roasted Potatoes
6-8 servings
I think you can remember the recipe.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

1 envelope Lipton's Onion Soup Mix
2 pounds potatoes, cut into large chunks
1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil. I like to mix the two

In plastic bag or bowl, add all ingredients. Close bag and shake, or toss in bowl, until potatoes are coated. Empty potatoes into 13 9-inch baking pan; discard bag. Bake, stirring occasionally, 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Garnish, if desired, with fresh parsley.

Cook's Note" Also terrific with Lipton's Onion Mushroom, Savory Herb with Garlic, or Italian Herb with Tomato Soup Mix.


  1. I know this is old but I have never made it!
    I don't remeber my mum using soup mix in anything at all.I guess thats why I haven't either.Sound wonderful though, I love onion soup, powdered must be a good seasoning.

  2. Truth be told, I have a recipe box but rarely use it. My go to's are my Better Homes and Gardens Bread Cook Book and a stack of printed recipes from the internet. :)

  3. i knew you would have fun with that box. old hand written recipe cards are the best!

  4. Thanks for the reminder. Haven't had this in years. Again, this is something I can make.

  5. Do you know? I never have made these! I did many pot roasts with mushroom soup and onion soup mix, but didn't ever use the soup mix for anything else! Thank you for the idea!

  6. I make these quite often. They are no fail, downright DELICIOUS!!!!! A longtime family favorite.

  7. My MIL gave me one a few years ago that I use just for baking! I love mine & I'm going to try these potatoes too!...:)JP


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