Caramelized Onion Dip

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. + cooling


2 cups

Updated: Aug. 24, 2023
Once you taste this fabulous caramelized onion dip, you'll never go back to store-bought french onion dip. While it takes a little longer to make, I promise it's worth every minute. —Kelly Gardner, Alton, Illinois


  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Potato chips, corn chips and/or assorted fresh vegetables


  1. In a large skillet, saute onions in oil until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, yogurt, onion powder and salt; stir in two-thirds cooked onions. Transfer to a serving bowl; top with remaining onions. Serve with chips and vegetables.
Caramelized Onion Dip Tips

What kind of onions should you use to make caramelized onion dip?

There are several different types of onions, and most of them can be used to make caramelized onion dip. Using onions such as Vidalia, Walla Walla and Maui will create the sweetest caramelized onion dip, whereas white or yellow onions will lend a dip a stronger onion flavor.

How else can you caramelize onions?

The typical way to caramelize onions is in a large skillet on the stovetop, but you can also make caramelized onions in the oven or slow cooker. We love making slow-cooker caramelized onions because they require less hands-on attention. For a large batch of caramelized onions, try lining a sheet pan with parchment paper and baking the sliced onions in a 400° oven for 40 to 50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to ensure even browning.

What do you serve with caramelized onion dip?

Potato chips or crudité vegetables are classic accompaniments to caramelized onion dip, but don’t let that limit you! This dip also tastes fantastic with a side of crusty bread, pita triangles, corn chips or soft pretzels. For a twist on the normal, try serving this dip as a sauce to accompany falafel or any grilled meat and vegetable kabob recipe. Leftovers taste fantastic when used as a mayonnaise replacement on sandwiches, wraps and burgers.

Lindsay Mattison, Taste of Home Contributing Writer

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without chips and vegetables): 117 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.