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French Onion Dip

Leave the pre-made mixes and dips alone, and make something your family will go crazy for. This french onion dip is super simple, and made from stuff that’s probably in your fridge and pantry right now. Waiting. Hoping that you’ll get it together and whip them into this. Okay – so that last part is just your family and not actually your onions. But play along.

French Onion Dip

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French Onion Dip

Fall holiday season is almost here, and that means you need to start gearing up for lots of gatherings and tasty appetizers. Sometimes we get together to have an ALL appetizer dinner, because who doesn’t want to eat little smokies and dips and other delicious bits until they can’t possibly eat anymore?

The most time consuming part about this is caramelizing the onions. You just can’t rush that. So stick in your earbuds and get your favorite podcast or audiobook going and get to town. If you are a great multi-tasker, you can do this while you are doing dishes or prepping other things – just don’t neglect those poor onions. They are easy to forget about because you cook them on such low heat.

French Onion Dip

When they are done, they’ll look brown and delicious. You can see my post on caramelizing onions here: caramelizing onions

Once the onions are caramelized, let them cool for a bit and then mix with the rest of the ingredients. Chill for about an hour, and serve with crackers.

French Onion Dip

I love using Gourmet Gardens Chunky Garlic stir-in paste for this recipe!

French Onion Dip

French Onion Dip

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Homemade french onion dip is made with copious amounts of caramelized onions, garlic, and a combination of cream cheese and sour cream as a base.


  • 12-ounce sour cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup caramelized onions
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • dash pepper


  1. Mix together all ingredients with a fork until well combined. Chill for an hour, and serve with crackers.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 30mg Sodium: 163mg Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 2g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

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Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox

Friday 30th of October 2015

I love french onion dip, this version looks fantastic!

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)

Thursday 29th of October 2015

This dip is right up my alley! I need to look for that paste!

Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

Wednesday 28th of October 2015

I love french onion dip, but have never made it. Definitely need to change that - this looks amazing!


Tuesday 27th of October 2015

I've never made a homemade onion dip, so this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

I LOVE caramelized onions! They are so good...well worth the time it takes to make them!! This dip sounds great...definitely up my alley! :)