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Creamy, savory, and truly irresistible, this French Onion Dip Recipe is the best chip dip to always have on hand. Skip the store-bought can and easily make your favorite dip at home!

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I’m not kidding when I say this is the BEST French Onion Dip Recipe. Once you taste it you will keep going back for more.

I make this chip dip as often as I can. School functions, holiday parties, weekend friend get-togethers, or even just to have along side a simple sandwich, we just can’t get enough.

And, I always get asked for this recipe, so I just bring it along automatically when we get invited over for a party because I know it will be gone in no time.

When you can make a store-bought favorite right at home, it always makes me feel like I am creating something a touch more healthy since I know exactly what’s going into it. This dip is far from healthy, but by making it homemade, I can control the ingredients.

Let’s face it, I love cooking and I love to make my friends and family happy, so I love to make fun appetizers whenever I can, even if they are unexpected.

I love getting compliments on my cooking, and if you are like me, then you absolutely have to make this French Onion Dip Recipe for your next gathering or just for snacking! They’ll be begging for more.

Some of our other favorite onion-forward recipes that we have on our site include: French Dip Sliders, French Onion Soup, and Onion Petals.

French Onion Dip Recipe in a clear glass bowl surrounded by wavy potato chips with glass of water and blue striped linen straight on angle.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Minimal and easy-to-find ingredients help these come together in no time.
  2. Perfect make-ahead recipe.
  3. Crowd-pleasing recipe to use at all functions.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

  • Olive oil
  • Sweet onion
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Black pepper
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Garlic
  • Chives

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HOW TO MAKE FRENCH ONION DIP RECIPE:

  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the olive oil, onion, salt, sugar, and pepper, and stir to combine.
  2. Cook, occasionally stirring, for 25 minutes until the onions turn a deep golden brown. Halfway through the cook, lower the heat to medium-low.
  3. Take off the heat and allow the onions to cool to room temperature
  4. Add the mayonnaise, cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic in a large bowl and whip until smooth with an electric hand mixer.
  5. Add the cooled onions to the bowl and stir them in. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Place it in the fridge overnight so the flavors can mingle together, do not skip this step.
  6. Place the dip into a serving dish a serve it with chips, crackers, or your favorite veggies. Add a garnish of chives if desired.

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DOES THIS HAVE TO SIT OVERNIGHT?

Yes, this is not an optional step. It has to sit overnight in the fridge so all the flavors can come together.

It is good when you try it immediately after making it, but nothing like when you try it overnight. 

CAN I USE A DIFFERENT ONION?

I like to use a sweet onion for this recipe, and most recipes for that matter, because it adds a sweet note to the dishes I use it in. My favorite sweet onions are Vidalia.

I find when creating a recipe, you want to have all the main flavor elements highlighted. Sweet, savory, salty, and sour. In this case, the sweetness comes from the onion and a touch of sugar to help them caramelize faster.

But, if you don’t have sweet onions on hand, you can use yellow or white onions. I would double the sugar if using one of these.

DO I HAVE TO USE RAW GARLIC?

No, you don’t have to use raw garlic if you don’t want. You can add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder in it’s place.

I love using raw garlic in dips and condiments because it adds such a punch of flavor. Plus, a little goes a long way. If you are one of those people that ignore the amount of garlic called for in a recipe, word of warning here, just use one!

French onion dip recipe in a clear glass bowl with two wavy potato chips sticking out of it. Blue striped linen and glasses of ice water in the background

HOW TO STORE:

Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Place any leftover dip into an airtight container and place it into the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, place the container in the fridge overnight or on the countertop.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • This a normal-sized batch for snacking, but to feed a crowd, you can easily double it.
  • Other onions can be used, see above for how to do that.
  • Add some cayenne, hot sauce, or chipotle powder to make it spicy.
  • Make sure you let this sit in the fridge overnight, with no exceptions!
  • Add fresh herbs such as thyme, parsley, or chives for an herby twist.
  • Use any of your favorite chips, crackers, or veggies for dippers.
  • These can be frozen, see above for how to do that.

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5 from 2 votes

French Onion Dip Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Chill Time 1 day
Creamy, savory, and truly irresistible, this French Onion Dip Recipe is the best chip dip to always have on hand. Skip the store-bought can and easily make your favorite dip at home!
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Place a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the olive oil, onion, salt, sugar, and pepper, and stir to combine.
  • Cook, occasionally stirring, for 25 minutes until the onions turn a deep golden brown. Halfway through the cook, lower the heat to medium-low.
  • Take off the heat and allow the onions to cool to room temperature.
  • Add the mayonnaise, cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic in a large bowl and whip until smooth with an electric hand mixer.
  • Add the cooled onions to the bowl and stir them in. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Place it in the fridge overnight so the flavors can mingle together, do not skip this step.
  • Place the dip into a serving dish a serve it with chips, crackers, or your favorite veggies. Add a garnish of chives if desired.

Notes

  • This a normal-sized batch for snacking, but to feed a crowd, you can easily double it.
  • Other onions can be used, see above for how to do that.
  • Add some cayenne, hot sauce, or chipotle powder to make it spicy.
  • Make sure you let this sit in the fridge overnight, with no exceptions!
  • Add fresh herbs such as thyme, parsley, or chives for an herby twist.
  • Use any of your favorite chips, crackers, or veggies for dippers.
  • These can be frozen, see above for how to do that.

Nutrition

Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

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