French onion dip is one of those retro dips that remains ever popular and the flavor of this updated homemade version is over-the-top! In this homemade version, sweet, caramelized onions are combined with sour cream and a touch of mayonnaise as well as a secret ingredient to give this classic an updated twist in flavor. Toss in a few seasonings and the only thing left to do is grab a bag of chips and invite some friends over for a fun filled movie night.
Back in the day, you’d be hard pressed to attend any sort of event without a big batch of french onion dip on the table with lots of chips for dipping. We’ve all had it, the classic French onion dip recipe that usually begins with dry onion soup that’s mixed into sour cream then chilled until the flavors develop and combine. My friends and colleagues over at BHG wanted to host a Throwback Party theme and this French onion dip is my contribution. This dip was made popular in a time when recipes from friends were handwritten on recipe cards and shared with one another. BHG is providing the recipe cards for you hop over and sign-up to get yours here!
When breaking down the ingredients to make this homemade version, I wanted to find a way to enjoy this classic vintage dip and also update it a bit bringing it forward without using dry soup mix. The onions are the beginning of all things wonderful in this dip and they’re cooked on the stovetop until golden and caramelized. While it does take some time to do so, it’s well worth the small amount of effort it takes. Whisk together the remaining ingredients, add the caramelized onions then chill overnight until go-time. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
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Homemade French Onion Dip
- 3 cup chopped sweet onion
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 tsp apple cider or balsamic vinegar
- 2 1/2 tsp garlic salt divided
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 8oz chive & onion cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 1 Tbsp green onion or fresh chives for garnishing optional
- In a heavy bottomed saucepan, cook together the chopped onions, butter, vinegar, 1 tsp garlic salt, and sugar.. Cook over medium high until the butter melts, then lower the heat to low. Cook uncovered for 30-45 minutes stirring occasionally until browned and caramelized.
- Using a hand mixer whip together the sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt and pepper.
- Mix in the caramelized onions by hand until fully combined
- Place into an air tight container and chill overnight.
- Garnish with chopped green onion or fresh chives, if desired.