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Caramelized Onion Dip

January 20, 2022 (Last updated January 19, 2023) · Nicole Triebe

This Caramelized Onion Dip is the BEST appetizer for any party or game day! It’s the perfect dip to serve with chips or veggies!

Why You’ll Love This Onion Dip Recipe

The onions are caramelized to sweet perfection and paired with garlic, cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise to create the ultimate dip. Make this in your food processor for a quick and easy dip everyone will line up for!

Equipment Needed To Make Caramelized Onion Dip

Ingredients For This Recipe

  • 3 large onions (yellow or sweet onions)
  • 6 ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 6 ounces sour cream
  • 6 ounces mayo
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped

How to make caramelized onion dip in your food processor

Step 1. Slice onions into 1/4-inch strips.

Step 2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet or cast iron skillet over medium heat.

Step 3. Add the sliced onions to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes so they can start to sweat. Then turn the heat to medium-low and stir in ½ teaspoon salt.

Step 4. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes. If the onions ever get too dry, you can add a splash of water at a time to rehydrate and help caramelize. The onions should be a rich brown color when they’re done.

Step 5. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. This can be done the night before and stored in the fridge.

Step 6. Combine sour cream, room temperature cream cheese, mayonnaise, caramelized onions, minced garlic, chives, salt and pepper in a food processor.

Step 7. Pulse until desired consistency is reached.

Step 8. Spoon into a serving bowl and garnish with additional chives or fresh herbs like parsley or green onions if desired

What to Serve with Caramelized Onion dip

This dip is best enjoyed with crinkle cut potato chips, crackers, fresh veggies like carrots, cucumber, celery, or anything you can dip!

Popular Substitutions & Additions

To cut calories, you can substitute greek yogurt for sour cream in this easy recipe.

Best way to store onion dip

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

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Caramelized Onion Dip

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1015 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Caramelized Onion Dip is the BEST appetizer for any party or game day! It’s the perfect dip to serve with chips or veggies!

 


Ingredients

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  • 3 large onions (yellow or sweet onions)
  • 6 ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 6 ounces sour cream
  • 6 ounces mayo
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped

Instructions

Step 1. Slice onions into 1/4-inch strips.

Step 2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet or cast iron skillet over medium heat.

Step 3. Add the sliced onions to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes so they can start to sweat. Then turn the heat to medium-low and stir in ½ teaspoon salt.

Step 4. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes. If the onions ever get too dry, you can add a splash of water at a time to rehydrate and help caramelize. The onions should be a rich brown color when they’re done.

Step 5. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. This can be done the night before and stored in the fridge.

Step 6. Combine sour cream, room temperature cream cheese, mayonnaise, caramelized onions, minced garlic, chives, salt and pepper in a food processor.

Step 7. Pulse until desired consistency is reached.

Keywords: dips; appetizer; caramelized onions;

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