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Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip is creamy, savory and slightly sweet, made with caramelized onions, mayo and sour cream, fresh herbs and garlic.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Appetizer, dip
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 340kcal


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium sweet onions such as Vidalia diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced chives plus some for garnish


  • Add butter to a large skillet and melt over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, then reduce the heat to medium-low.
  • Cook onions for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. The onions should be soft and golden brown; it could take up to 30-40 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute or two. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool for 15-20 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, stir together sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, onion powder, black pepper, Worcestershire and lemon juice. Stir in the cooled onions until well incorporated. Finally, stir in fresh minced chives.
  • Serve chilled. Garnish with fresh chopped chives and serve with your favorite potato chips.


This recipe makes about 2 cups of dip. For a party, plan on 1/4 cup per person. 
Storage: This dip will last about 3-4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If it looks a little water, just give it a stir and you'll be good to go. Feel free to make it a day ahead of your event.


Calories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 538mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 480IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1mg
Keyword caramelized onion dip