French Onion Dip Recipe

January 15th, 2008

Onion Dip Recipe - Great for Parties!

Dips and chips, the mindless "go to" dish when asked to contribute to the party. One of my favorites is French Onion Dip but there are few store brands that will do. The basis of most French Onion Dip is dry soup mix with sour cream - far from appetizing if you ask me. If we are being honest, it's nothing short of disgusting. This is a classic example of a thing destroyed by our desire for convenience. This French Onion Dip Recipe will help this party food reclaim it's status as a deliciously addictive crowd pleaser.

French Onion Dip Recipe

French Onion Dip Recipe

1 recipe of caramelized onions
1 1/2 cups sour cream
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Making Home Made French Onion Dip

1) Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl except for the caramelized onions and mix well.

2) Add the cooled caramelized onions mix.

3) Refrigerate for at least two hours to let the flavors incorporate. If you have the patience to let it chill overnight, that's even better. When doing so, make sure that the plastic wrap is touching the French Onion Dip so there is little opportunity for oxidation. Stir well, serve with your choice of chips or fresh crudités.

Looking for other party favors? Try the Ultimate Guacamole Recipe.

17 Responses to “French Onion Dip Recipe”

  1. TazmiNo Gravatar Says:

    This french onion dip recipe sounds frikin yummy…I may actually have to try that for my honey! I am not so big on onions, but your carmelized onion recipe sounds enticing :o)

    Go Wasabi Bratwurst!

  2. G-dubsNo Gravatar Says:

    If you must resort to a store bought brand of french onion dip I recommend Dean’s. It’s the only one I can stand and its really quite good (although nothing beats the real thing). My mom loves her french onion dip with Fritos Scoops. I’ll admit, she’s on to something – she got me hooked its become my ‘go to’ junk food combo!

  3. Pam HoffmanNo Gravatar Says:

    Wow, that sounds good.

    What is crudites though? I’ve never heard of that.

    Thanks for making me hungry for your onion dip now. :)

    Pam Hoffman

  4. AdminNo Gravatar Says:

    Crudites are cut raw vegetables (such as carrot sticks, pepper strips, etc) usually served with a dip.

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  6. DeeNo Gravatar Says:

    Nice blog. Love the little snippets of info that accompany each recipe. Wasabi mash is one of my faves, too :)

  7. adminNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks Dee! Checking out your blog right now!

  8. CarrieNo Gravatar Says:

    This is just what I have been looking for!
    Will be making this for the tailgate this weekend for sure.
    Your website is awesome, what a wonderful find!

  9. adminNo Gravatar Says:

    @Carrie Hi Carrie, thanks for stopping by. You make this French Onion Dip recipe once and I assure you will never go back. Hope it worked out for you!

  10. AmabelNo Gravatar Says:

    This dip is AMAZING! I’ve never caramelized onions before so I was skeptical, but they turned out well. I was searching for a french onion recipe, but found most of them use onion soup mix. Thank you for this recipe! It’s amazing and worth the time to caramelize the onions.

  11. Fumi MatsubaraNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks Amabel!

    Actually we are thinking of making free-form tart and filling it with
    caramelized onions this weekend. If we get something worth sharing, we
    will post it.

    Thanks again for reading and taking the time to comment!

  12. ScarletNo Gravatar Says:

    Just made this. I added a tablespoon of granulated beef bullion and omitted the salt. I have to say, I don’t think I’ll be going back to store bought anytime soon!

  13. adminNo Gravatar Says:

    Hurray for granulated beef bullion. I will make sure to try that out next time. MMMM maybe I need to do that this weekend!

    Thank you for taking reading and taking a moment to post such valuable feedback, Scarlet!

  14. DaveNo Gravatar Says:

    I make a dip very similar to this but I use 1/2 teaspoon ground celery seed and a few dashes of worcestershire sauce. I also add a little bit of balsamic vinegar or dry vermouth to the onions while they’re being sauteed.

  15. Nita SuiteNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks for that, and for any readers that are having difficulty chopping onions without the crying, here’s an incredibly simple tip – put them in the fridge first, then chop them straight away after taking them out! No more tears! I found some more onion soup recipes here if anyone wants to try some more recipes.

  16. SandyNo Gravatar Says:

    I’ve just made this recipe and it’s fabulous. I added the beef stock cube. If I can keep it until tomorrow I plan to coat skinless, boneless chicken breasts, top coat them in Panko crumbs and bake. If you don’t have sour cream, Greek yogurt works a treat! I’ll never go back to store-bought again. Many thanks.

  17. adminNo Gravatar Says:

    Panko crusted French onion chicken! That sounds delicious Sandy, what time is dinner, we can bring over some wine :)

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