This from-scratch onion dip is a classic recipe! Even if you aren’t a big onion fan, you are going to not keep away from this dip! It is smooth, creamy, and addicting!
I have no idea when onion dip was invented, but I do know it was very popular growing up. Veggies and premade, store-bought onion dip would make an appearance at every birthday party and every holiday,
Somewhere along the way, it fell out of fashion with my family and I didn’t eat it again until it I was in college. Wavy potato chips and store-bought onion dip would stand-in for my dinner more often than I care to admit.
I haven’t indulged in onion dip since my high metabolism days. I guess I was feeling nostalgic, so I decided to create my old favorite dip but serve up a homemade version instead of that old store-bought variety!
What Is Onion Dip
Onion dip or French onion dip is typically made with a base of sour cream and flavored with minced onions and some sort of seasoning. It is a cold dipped that is easy to make!
Why is it called French Onion Dip? It is thought that a French cook in L.A, added instant onion soup mix to sour cream..and voila, a star was born.
What Do I Need To Make This Dip?
How To Make Onion Dip
Heat olive in a large skillet that has been placed over medium heat. Add sliced onions. Cook until the onions are caramel in color and very soft, which should take about 20 minutes. Remove the onions from the heat and allow them to cool. When onions are cool to the touch, chop the onions and set them aside.
In a bowl, cream together the softened cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo. Stir in chopped caramelized onions, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic salt.
Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika, parsley, or green onions just before serving.
Is Onion Dip Gluten-Free and Is it Keto?
Yes, this dip is friendly to both diets. The only to watch out for if you are following a Keto diet is to use the Worcestershire sauce sparingly, as it does have a touch of molasses. However, you really use such a minimal amount in this dip.
What To Serve with Onion Dip?
You can serve almost anything with this dip! A crudite tray is always an excellent option!
One of the most popular dippers is plain potato chips, but you can also serve this dip with bread rounds, pita chips, bagel chips, pretzels and crackers.
There aren’t many ways to change up this recipe because it is so simple.
You can lighten the mixture by using fat-free sour cream, mayo and Neufchatel cheese.
You can add a little dried onion soup mix to enhance the onion flavor.
This is a great appetizer if you want something uncomplicated, and it uses ingredients you probably already have at home.
Yes, the onions do take some time to prepare, but they can also be made in advance and stored in the fridge until you are ready to make this dip!
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 large onion
- 1 8 oz container cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons mayo
- 1 ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- Pinch of paprika
- Heat olive in a large skillet that has been placed over medium heat. Add sliced onions. Cook until onions are caramel in color and very soft, about 20 minutes. Remove the onions from the heat and allow them to cool. When onions are cool to the touch, chop the onions and set them aside.
- In a bowl, cream together the softened cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo. Stir in chopped caramelized onions, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic salt.
- Garnish with a sprinkle of paprika, parsley, or green onions just before serving.
Amount Per Serving Calories 64Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 16mgSodium 77mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 1g