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French Onion Dip

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. Leave the pre-made mixes and dips alone, and make something your family and friends will go crazy for. 

French Onion Dip

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French Onion Dip

This dip is like french onion soup and your favorite chip dip met and fell in love. 

It is like the packaged kind, but – from real fresh ingredients instead of dehydrated and powdered everything. 

The most time-consuming part about this easy appetizer dip 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.

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Or, hit the easy button if you have a pellet grill and cook these on your Traeger! My Traeger Caramelized onions are super popular, easy, and are the best caramelized onions I’ve ever had.

Caramelized Onions

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

How to make French Onion Dip

Once the onions are caramelized, let them cool for a bit and then just 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. If you don’t have that available, feel free to use fresh garlic, or even garlic powder in a pinch.

Homemade French Onion Dip

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Yield: 12 servings

French Onion Dip

Homemade French Onion Dip

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes


  • 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:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 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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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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! :)

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