By Angela LaFollette

Onion powder allows you to add flavor to dishes without the time and preparation of adding the fresh produce. Onion powder consists of ground dehydrated onions, and it typically has a strong odor and flavor. Onion powder comes in a variety of varieties such as white, red or yellow onion. Using onion powder saves you time when you prepare a recipe, but it does not have quite the same flavor as fresh onions. The following are steps you can take to convert onions to onion powder.

Turn fresh onions into onion powder.

Step 1

Determine how many onions the recipe calls for.

Step 2

Measure 1 tsp. of onion powder for each small onion, or for every 1/4 cup of chopped onions.

Step 3

Add the onion powder to your recipe accordingly.