This French onion dip recipe is so much better (and better for you!) than store-bought soup mixes.
Caramelized onions are mixed into a creamy combination of sour cream, and mayonnaise, with some savory seasonings. A perfect dip.
What is French Onion Dip?
This homemade French onion dip recipe has been gracing picnics and parties for over 50 years! It’s low carb, easy to make, and tastes great. What’s not to love?
- With only 6 ingredients this crowd-pleasing classic is a favorite.
- It’s simple to make with just two easy steps.
- Skip the onion soup mix, this recipe is made from scratch with fresh ingredients and no preservatives, addititves or added MSG.
- It’s versatile enough to be a burger spread or a dip for veggies and crackers, but it’s also great as a topping for baked potatoes, baste chicken breasts before grilling them, or thin it out with milk for an instant salad dressing.
Ingredients for Homemade French Onion Dip
Onions – Caramelized onions add sweetness and flavor. The best onions for French onion dip are sweet Vidalia onions, or Walla Walla onions. Yellow onions work well too.
Caramelized onions do need to be a little bit sweet and white onions aren’t sweet enough while red onions are a bit too sweet.
Sour Cream/Mayonnaise – Sour cream adds tang while and mayo makes a creamy base for French onion dip. Greek yogurt can be switched out for half the sour cream for a tangier flavor.
Seasonings –Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder are the only savory seasonings you need. Substitute Worcestershire with low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos.
Cream Cheese Variation – If you’d like a thicker creamy texture, soften 4 oz of cream cheese and beat with a hand mixer until fluffy. Reduce the sour cream by 1/4 cup and proceed with the recipe as written.
Fresh herbs can be added. Parsley, fresh chives, and thyme are great options.
Seasonings – We keep them simple so allow the flavor of the caramelized onions to shine. Sprinkle in a little bit of onion powder or dried onion for more onion flavor! Garnish with chives or paprika.
How to Make French Onion Dip
- Saute chopped onions in butter in a skillet until they are soft and golden brown.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl (per recipe below) and add cooled onions.
- Season with salt & black pepper to taste and chill at least 2 hours before serving.
What to Serve with French Onion Dip
- Veggies: celery sticks, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower florets are a real hit and look spectacular on a serving platter.
- Bread: mini-toasts, crostini, pretzel rods, breadsticks, crackers, and chips pair perfectly with this dip.
How Long Does it Last?
Leftover French onion dip will keep about 7 days in the refrigerator covered. Stir before serving. Sour cream does not freeze or thaw well, so it’s better just to make this dip fresh every time!
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French Onion Dip
- 1 ½ cups onion chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup sour cream
- ⅔ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Combine onion and butter in a small pan and cook over low heat until the onion is golden. Be sure not to brown the onion, this is a very low and slow process and should take about 20-30 minutes or so. Cool completely.
- Stir remaining ingredients and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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