Lipton Onion Potatoes

Do you have recipes that when you make them and take them to an event, that you are ALWAYS asked for the recipe?  I have a few that it’s guaranteed that if I bring it, I will be asked for the recipe.  Lipton Onion Potatoes is one of those recipes.   Every once in a while I will ask someone for their recipe and they are reluctant to share because it’s a family recipe or they want to keep the recipe close to their chest so that no one else can make something that scrumpdiddlyumptious.  I am always happy to share my recipes however I am somewhat reluctant to share this when someone asks because it’s so DANG EASY.


Wash your potatoes

Thinly slice them and lay them in a 9×13 pan.

Melt 2 cubes of butter (1 cup) in a microwave safe dish.

Mix two envelopes of Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix into your melted butter.

Pour over your sliced potatoes.

Cover with foil and cook at 375 degrees for approx 45 minutes or until soft when pricked with a fork

When your potatoes come out they should look like this:

Lipton Onion Potatoes

I guarantee that you will be asked for the recipe and I also guarantee that there won’t be any left by the end of dinner!










  1. What are ‘2 cubes of butter’ in terms of tablespoons/sticks/whatever?

    • Hi Erin! Sorry for the confusion. Two cubes are two sticks and equal one cup. Hope that helps and hope you enjoy this if you make it. It’s a keeper! Deb

  2. Wow Debbie, I’ve never seen these before. They look great! Looks like a recipe to take to my next church event!

  3. Can’t wait to make these! How many potatoes do you use for this recipe? Thanks

  4. How many potatoes are used in this recipe and do you prepare the soup or mix it in dry?

    • Hi Tara! The potatoes all depend on how big they are. For this recipe I used the ginormous ones that I bought at Costco and it took five. If you use smaller potatoes it may take a few more. And you just use the mix dry with the melted butter. Hope that helps and if you make this, we’d love to hear how it turned out! Deb

  5. I have this recipe twice in the past two weeks and everyone loves it. It is also very simple to make.

    • Hi Mat! I’m so glad to hear that this turned out for you! It seriously is one of our family’s staples for dinner. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your results! Deb

  6. I also make these but I do not cover them so the top is all crispy and the bottom is all soft and Delicious. :)

  7. Georgia says:

    I’m glad you posted a picture. I would have laid them flat instead of staggering them like you did.

    • Hi Georgia! Ah! That’s a good heads up. I think I’ll go and revise the recipe. Thank so much for stopping by! Deb

  8. I have made these, instead of butter i use olive oil about 1/2 a cup.

  9. I came upon this recipe when looking to see if I could make the standard Lipton roasted potatoes at a different temperature. After seeing your recipe I quickly changed my Easter menu to include these potatoes! They were fabulous! You can get many servings in a 9×13 pan staggering the potatoes the way you do. I think I will try uncovering them halfway thru the cooking time next time I make them to play with the crispiness although they were delicious just the way your recipe is written. Thanks so much for sharing

    • Hi Sally! Oh, I am SO glad that they turned out for you and that you like them. They are a staple with my family and we rarely have any left! Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by. Deb – The Oldest

  10. Have you ever tried these in a crock pot?

    • Hi Gknee, I have to say that I have never thought of making this in the crock pot but in thinking about it, I think it would work! You’re a genius! If you make it in your crockpot, I’d love to know how it turned out! Deb – The Oldest

  11. I love Lipton Onion Potatoes! They are one of my favorite side dishes. I usually cube the potatoes and fry them up in a pan, but I’m going to have to try slicing and cooking them in the oven next time.

    • Debbie says:

      Sam, I promise you won’t be disappointed! Let me know how they turned out! Deb – The Oldest Sister

  12. Melissa keese says:

    I must say this recipe is so amazing. Thank you for sharing it. Quick, inexpensive and reliable. Could not ask for more. Absolutely delivers as promised.

    • Debbie says:

      Melissa, thanks so much for trying it out and letting us know. Don’t you just love those recipes that are solid, tried and true? It’s definitely a family favorite of ours! Thanks for your kind comment. Deb – The Oldest Sister

  13. Lilla Linklater says:

    Can we get Liptons Onion Potatoes in Australia? If not what is the alternative? Thanks Lilla.

  14. I found this on Pinterest and wanted to come back and say I made them last night for dinner with my parents~I ended up also using 5 large baking potatoes.Followed the directions exactly and everyone RAVED….my parents went back twice for more(ok~ok~so did I)These will most definitely be making a repeat performance at our house~Thanks so much for sharing…a new family favorite!

    • Hi Trudy! {{squealing with delight}} I am SO glad that you liked them. They have been a family favorite of ours for years. And don’t worry….I won’t tell anyone that you went back for seconds…or thirds….!! Thanks so much for your kind comment. Deb – The Oldest Sister

  15. Everyone loves these, you’re right! For a lower-fat solution, tonight I sliced the potatoes, put them in the dish, then just squirted them with olive oil spray and topped with the Lipton packet. ALMOST as good :)

  16. Has anyone tried this recipe with other vegetables? I have some squash and zucchini i need to use and I’m thinking about adding slices of then along with the potatoes?

    • Hi Chelsy! mmm….I haven’t heard of anyone trying it with other vegetables but I think it would work out great and sounds deee-licious! Deb – The Oldest Sister

  17. I am going to try these with cheddar cheese on top.

    • Hi Pete! Cheese improves just about everything in my opinion! Let me know how they turn out! Deb – The Oldest Sister

  18. Hi Deb! About how many would you say this serves? I have a family gathering coming up and wanted to try this, but wondering if I should double. Thanks!

  19. Tracy Hadfield says:

    We do a form of this as well, only I toss cubed potatoes with olive oil and then add the dry mix and mix all together then package into foil (as flat as you can) and put out on the grill or can cook in a 9×13 in the oven as well. I love this on the grill because there are always crunchy ones where it is hottest!

    • Oh. My. Word! What a great idea to grill! I am DEFINITELY going to try this for sure! Deb – The Oldest Sister

  20. Believe it or not..I accidently stumbled upon this recipe while searching for Monkey Butter. I am definitely making these to take to my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. I mean, you just can’t go wrong with potatoes in the first place..and here in the South Lipton’s is a food group so you REALLY can’t go wrong putting the 2 together. And let’s not forget the butter!! Shoot!….Honey Hush! LOL
    Thanks so much for sharing and I will let you know if it is grandchild approved…I will have 3 of my 5 at my Mom’s that day.
    Happy Holidays! -Tina P….aka: Nannie

    • Tina! You are my newest favorite person! Thanks so much for your awesome comment! Seriously, this is one of our family fav’s! My two grandsons aren’t really old enough to try these but I hope that yours like it! I promise that the adults will! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and let me know how it turns out! Deb – The Oldest Sister

  21. My family loved these potatoes! I made a half recipe in an 8 x 8 pan, with only 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. It worked well to cover the pan for the first half of the baking time, as the recipe calls for, and then uncover the pan for the remainder of the time to crispen the tops of the potatoes. Thank you for an incredibly easy and delicious recipe.

    • Jocelyn… glad you liked it! Next time I make these I too am going to remove my cover to crispen the potatoes. Yum! Deb – The Oldest Sister

  22. ON the back of the lipton box they have a recipe almost like this. They want you to cube the potatoes (bigger than an inch chunks) Then you mix with oil and mix and toss into a pan. Cook for it seems like forever and they turn out delish. Everyone always wants me to make them. But I will def have to try this recipe. It sounds just as good if not better! I think I just found another website to follow. :)

  23. I have made this and it is delicious. I only use one stick of butter though. Two was way to much the first time I made it.

  24. Nancy Glisson says:

    Looks simple & yummy, I will have to make my own onion mix though because I am allergic to the Lipton soup mix, can’t have anything with msg, or preservatives. It will be easy & delicious. Thank you. I ambalways looking for a simple potato casserole recipe

  25. Ann-Marie says:

    I’m sorry but….. it was way too greasy and way too salty. I did half of the above and we couldn’t even give the leftovers to the dog. It was a good concept and good flavor BUT I’d cut the butter and the soup mix in half, or less.
    Sorry to be a party pooper….

    • No worries! Not everyone likes every recipe….definitely to each his own. Thanks so much for stopping by though! Deb

  26. This sounds wonderful, however, I would not recommend this if you have any heart trouble. I have had two major attacks and the sodium in this might prove to be too much for some.

    • Absolutely. Everyone needs to be responsible for their own health. I myself am a breast cancer survivor and also watch what I eat. Hope you are happy and healthy now!

  27. Emarie Dunn says:

    This looks so good! I will make it Sunday for after church lunch! I am sharing this link recipe on my page.

    • Hi Emarie! Thanks so much for the share! This is one of our LONG time family favorites. Some people say it is too salty for them but we gobble it right up!


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