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.
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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.
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.
I love using Gourmet Gardens Chunky Garlic stir-in paste for this recipe!
- 12 ounce sour cream
- 4 ounce cream cheese room temperature
- 1 cup caramelized onions
- 1 teaspoon Gourmet Gardens Chunky Garlic paste or 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- dash pepper
- Mix together all ingredients with a fork until well combined. Chill for an hour, and serve with crackers.
Need some more appetizers? Here are some great options!