My homemade Smoked Caramelized Onion Dip requires ZERO packets of anything, and is one of my favorite dips to make for a crowd! Traeger caramelized onions AND garlic go into this, and you’ll be scrambling for things to dip!
Traeger Smoked Caramelized Onion Dip
I love a good dip, but I love a good homemade dip that doesn’t require any kind of packets or mixes even more. This dip hits ALL of the right notes with the sweet and smokey caramelized onions, and when you toss a couple of cloves of Traeger Roasted Garlic in there – SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.
Onion Dip Shopping List
- 2 large Vidalia or Walla Walla sweet onions
- 2 cloves garlic
- sour cream
- cream cheese
- onion powder
Can you use low-fat mayo or low-fat sour cream for this recipe?
Since this dip isn’t heated at all, using low-fat sour cream or mayo should be okay, as in, it likely won’t impact the texture of the end result much.
But I haven’t tested it, so I can’t vouch for the final taste and what kind of impact (or not) a substitution like that would bring.
What kind of cracker goes well with caramelized onion dip?
I like to use a buttery cracker with a healthy sprinkling of salt on the top. Think Ritz crackers or similar.
If you want to use homemade crackers, I’ve got some great ideas for you!
Round out the meal
Round out this meal with some more easy appetizers, one of my awesome mains, and a dessert for good measure. Some of my favorites are below!
- Spicy Shrimp Pasta
- Traeger Cowboy Ribeye
- Chicken Alfredo Lasagna
- Pork Tenderloin
- Honey Garlic Salmon
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- 12 ounces sour cream
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 cup smoked caramelized onions
- 1 teaspoon smoked roasted garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- dash pepper
- Take all of the ingredients and mix them together until well-combined.
- Place in the fridge and chill for 3-4 hours before servings.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
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.
- 6 cups sliced onion
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Place all ingredients into a large cast-iron skillet. Turn on your Traeger and preheat to 325°.
- Place the cast-iron skillet on the grill, shut the lid, and cook for 15 minutes.
- Stir well, close the lid again, and cook another 10 minutes before stirring again.
- Continue cooking and stirring until the onions are browned and shrunk. Remove from the heat and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
- 1 large head garlic
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- Cut the top off of the garlic head, place onto a grill-safe surface, and drizzle with olive oil.
- Preheat your grill to 225° according to factory instructions, and place the garlic inside.
- Cook for about 45 minutes, or until the garlic is golden brown and soft.
- Remove, use, and store any leftovers in the fridge.