Homemade Onion Dip

Thick and creamy homemade onion dip made with sweet caramelized onions. This incredible dip will be the talk of the party!

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This is not your typical onion dip! I grew up loving the onion dip you make with those flimsy packets and a tub of sour cream. Something about it’s tanginess paired with salty ruffle chips was irresistible! Today I’m sharing an amazing homemade version. It’s slightly sweet, tangy, and full of flavor. And just like the stuff in the tub, it goes great with potato chips.

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This homemade onion dip requires a little more time and patience than most dips. Instead of using dehydrated onions we’re going to caramelize 3 yellow or sweet onions. You’ll need to grab a large skillet and a sharp knife. Cut the onions into thin slices, then toss them into a skillet along with butter, salt and sugar. The sugar and salt will help them sweat and become even more caramelized and delicious.

This process generally takes anywhere from 40 minutes to an hour depending on your stove and pan. Not cooking them long enough will result in stringy, tough onions that still taste bitter. Cooking them with high heat can burn them quickly. It’s a low and slow kind of deal. I promise it’s worth it!

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Once the onions are caramelized you can mix them with everything else. I like to use a hand-held mixer for this as it tends to make the dip much smoother. Then comes the difficult part: let the dip rest in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. I know, it’s not easy but it’s necessary. You want the dip to absorb all of the flavor from the onions and for everything else to meld together. I’d suggest making this in the morning or even the night before you plan on serving it. It will taste 10x better!

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Grab a BIG bag of chips and get ready to dip! This homemade onion dip will be the hit of the party. It’s loaded with flavor and tastes so much better than any package mix. Enjoy!

Homemade Onion Dip

Thick and creamy homemade onion dip made with sweet caramelized onions. This incredible dip will be the talk of the party!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 sweet or yellow onions, thinly sliced*
  • 2 tsp. kosher sea salt
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 8 oz. original cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet set over medium heat, add butter. Once the butter has melted, add the onions and sprinkle with salt and sugar. Saute onions for 40-50 minutes or until they become golden or amber in color. Take care to stir every 5-10 minutes to prevent burning. Remove from the heat and set aside,
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the sour cream, cream cheese, parsley, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and pepper. Using a hand-held mixer beat until smooth and creamy.
  3. Break down the onions into smaller pieces using a spatula or transfer to a cutting board and chop. Transfer to the bowl and mix until combined.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

*The thinner the better!

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