Caramelized Onion Dip

Though I don’t have much of a use for dips, I’m glad I found a homemade version of the usual onion soup mix dip. This dip is delicious! Plan ahead by a day because it needs time for the flavors to blend. Once you try caramelized onion dip, you won’t want to go back to the “easy” version!

Cook over medium heat until the onions soften:

3 large onions, thinly sliced

Put the heat on low and cook for 35-40 minutes, or until the onions are browned and sticky (not burned!) Stir occasionally to make sure they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

Not sure about caramelizing onions? Here’s a tutorial that gives pictures for every step of the way. I’ve never needed a full hour to get the flavor I’m looking for.

Mix the onions with the following:

1 1/2 c. sour cream

3/4 c. mayo

1/4 t. salt

1/4 t. garlic powder

1/8 t. pepper

1 t. balsamic vinegar

Refrigerate the caramelized onion dip overnight so the flavors can develop. Serve it with chips or French bread! We are big fans of potato chips, as you can probably tell by the title.

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caramelized onion dip

Caramelized Onion Dip (Potato Chip’s Best Friend)

This dip is delicious! Plan ahead by a day because it needs time for the flavors to blend. 
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chilling Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10


  • 3 onions large, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar


  • In a large skillet, cook the onions over medium heat until they start to soften. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook the onions, stirring occasionally, until they are browned and sticky (not burned), about 40 minutes.
    3 onions
  • Mix the onions with the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate the dip overnight so the flavors can develop. Serve with chips or French bread.
    1 1/2 cups sour cream, 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Keyword dips and spreads
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