Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic Knock-off

All of you food snobs out there might turn your noses at this statement, but I'm gonna say it anyway:

I love Tastefully Simple products!

They're quick, easy and tasty. Seriously. Love 'em. I really love the spices, like Garlic Garlic, Onion Onion, Seasoned Salt, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, Tuscan Bread Dipping Mix, Garlic Infused Oil, etc., etc., etc. I could go on forever!

What I don't love, however, is the price and the unnecessary added ingredients. That stuff is costly, and we go through a lot of their products quickly. We also like to know exactly what is in our food. For us, it's just not cost effective to order some of their products when I can make nearly the same thing for a fraction of the cost and know there's no MSG or fillers.

One of the products I've been able to crack is the Garlic Garlic seasoning. It wasn't too difficult either: Tastefully Simple doesn't use as many scary ingredients, so by simply reading the label and trial by fire,  I was able to come up with a great alternative!

Without further ado:



In a small bowl, mix the following:


Then, using a funnel and a spice shaker (like, ahem, your old Garlic Garlic shaker), pour in your new creation and use as you wish.


How do I use Garlic Garlic?
  • With my homemade yogurt to make a salad dressing. 
  • With my homemade yogurt or sour cream and a little mayo for a dip.
  • As a seasoning in roasts, potatoes, anything...
 Let me know what you think. Does it taste like the real deal?

Over and out.

39 comments:

  1. I have never bought anything from Tastful Simple but this sounds good. I was thinking that you were making garlic knots when I clicked on the link from Homemade Mondays but this seasoning would be really good on my homemade garlic knots :) Thanks for the idea!!

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    1. Hey Alison! I can't say enough how I love Tastefully Simple stuff, but like I said, a bit too expensive to use regularly. Try this seasoning - you'll love it! Let me know how it turns out.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to mix some up right away. Now, if you can crack any of their dip mixes, you'll be my hero! (Found you on the Homestead Barn Hop).

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  3. Yum :) I have a friend who sells their stuff but I haven't tried any. I'm so glad you shared this post on The HomeAcre Hop! See you on the next hop at:
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  4. Thanks for posting this. My friend used to sell this and I bought a bunch before she stopped selling it and I'm not out. I use this stuff so much and was hoping someone had the recipe for this so I didn't have to figure it out on my own. Just need to buy the minced garlic and I'm set!

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  5. I use Tastefully Simple ALL THE TIME TOO! Just became a consultant so I could get the 30% off :) SO many happy mouths in this house !!

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  6. Thanks for posting this! I have a potato soup recipe that calls for Garlic Garlic, so I'm excited to try your "knock-off." :)

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  7. I can't wait to try this! That dip...will be the death of me. Someone made it at a Thirty-One party I was at last month and I would have eaten all of it if I could. NOM.

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  8. How much do you use per sour cream and mayo? I do not have a TS container !!

    Thanks,
    Kaye

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    1. Hi Kaye,
      To make a basic garlic dip, combine 3/4 c. sour cream, 1/4 c. mayo, and 1-2 T. of the garlic garlic mix. I recommend starting with 1 T. and adding more if necessary, because as the mix chills in the fridge, the flavors become very intense.

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  9. Thank you so much. This is great!
    I like tastefully simple but it is very $$$. Do you have a knock-off for onion onion?

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    1. I haven't cracked the Onion Onion yet - I've tried many times, and think I'm close :)

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    2. Have you by chance cracked the onion onion yet?

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    3. Ohhhh im waiting on this!! Onion onion & garlic garlic are the onky ones we use and we go through 2 each a month!

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  10. This recipe is SPOT ON!! I ran out of Tastefully Simple last week. I found this site while looking for the TS website to order a new jar. I am glad I did because I will now save a ton of money making it myself. Thank you so much!!

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  11. Do you have a recipe for the Onion Onion?

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    1. Not yet - I have to make a few tweaks before I'm ready to post my recipe.

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    2. Is your onion onion recipe ready yet? I looked, but didn't see it posted. Thanks ��

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    3. To tell you the truth, I haven't worked on the tweaks yet! There are so many other urban homestead projects that I am excited about (like tapping a couple maple trees for sugaring!) that this one has been moved to the back burner.

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  12. Thank you!! I love Tastefully Simple and use the Garlic Garlic all the time!! My fave is in Greek yogurt for dip!

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  13. Have you tried to duplicate any of their other products? I am looking for a homemade recipe for their honey teriyaki sauce and their sweet southern BBQ sauce!!

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    1. I haven't duplicated any of their sauces, mainly just their seasoning mixed and beer bread.

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  14. I'm a TS consultant and will give GREAT discounts so everyone could enjoy the delicious products - just ask :)
    simplylorihouts@gmail.com
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  15. Do you know if your dry salsa mix recipe on this blog is similar to the TS Simply Salsa mix? I've never had the TS one, but want to know if I can tell a friend that yours is similar so she can save some $! TIA!

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    1. You know, I'm sure there are some similarities, and you can use that salsa recipe as you would the TS Simply Salsa. You would just need to refrigerate for a few hours to rehydrate the spices.

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  16. I came across this on Pinterest and decided to try it because, I too, love the seasoning but they are expensive to use on a regular basis. I tried this last weekend and made garlic roasted potatoes with it - I couldn't tell a difference from when I made the recipe before with the Garlic Garlic seasoning. It's awesome, thank you! My other TS obsession is the seasoned salt - if you have any suggestions for that recipe, I'd love to see it.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! No suggestions for the Seasoned Salt yet - but I'm working on it :)

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  17. is it tbl spoon or tsp for the ingredients?

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    1. The big "T" stands for tablespoon and the little "t" stands for teaspoon.

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  18. Fantastic - it's all ill be using now! i love TS - especially this and have been going through a ton of it. The spices i used to make it are either from Penzey's or dried from the garden. If you could concoct a knockoff version of Penzey's Sunny Paris seasoning, id be your bff!

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    1. I can't say I've ever tried Penzey's Sunny Paris seasoning, but I am going to look for it on Amazon!

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  20. Thank you for taking the time to work out the recipe for Garlic Garlic. I too, like many others, was looking for a recipe for Garlic Garlic and Onion Onion. I made your recipe today, and added it to my collection in the cupboard. Afterwards, I messed around with ingredients to come up with a Onion Onion recipe, (because looking on the internet, no one has come up with a recipe yet.) So try this: 12 T minced dried onion, 1 tsp minced dried garlic, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 T chives and 1 T parsley. This filled my TS container.(plus a bit more.) Thank you again for the recipe...I'll check back often for more tips.

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