Made from combining creamy mayonnaise with sour cream, crispy fried onions and zesty Worcestershire sauce, this homemade caramelized onion dip is the perfect appetizer for your next party or gathering.
If you are looking for a dip that’s easy to make and tastes delicious, you’ve come to the right place.
This homemade caramelized onion dip is a staple at my annual Super Bowl party.
It’s the perfect chip dip.
But also goes really well with veggies or pretzels.
And it tastes even better if you make it the day before, giving the flavors more time to blend.
Which is great for reducing stress when you’re getting ready for a party.
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This recipe makes about 1½ cups of dip.
Here is your shopping list:
- Produce – 2 yellow onions, chives or scallions (optional – for garnish)
- Dairy – 4 tablespoons butter, 1 cup of sour cream
- Condiments – ½ cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Spices – ¼ teaspoon cayenne, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder,
- Seasoning – ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- For a healthier version, you can use Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream.
How to make caramelized onion dip
Dice 2 yellow onions.
Make sour cream mixture
Add 1 cup sour cream, ½ cup mayonnaise, ¼ teaspoon cayenne, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper to a medium mixing bowl.
Stir to combine
Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat.
Add the chopped onions.
Cook until they are golden brown, stirring often.
Add the browned onions to the mayonnaise and sour cream mixture.
Stir until well combined.
Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Leaving it in the refrigerator longer will allow the flavors to blend, making it taste even better.
Just before serving, sprinkle with chopped chives or scallions for garnish, if desired.
Serve with chips or veggies or both.
If the dip will be sitting out for more than 2 hours, you should put the dish in a bowl of ice. This will keep it from going bad.
Caramelized onion dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
It tends to separate after a couple of days, so it may need to be stirred before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
It can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Give it a stir before serving to re-combine.
No, the mixture becomes grainy after thawing and has an un-appetizing texture.
Dips that contain dairy (such as this caramelized onion dip) should not be left out for more than 2 hours without chilling.
Chips, veggies and pretzels all go really well with this dip.
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Homemade Caramelized Onion Dip
- 1 Chopping knife
- measuring cups and spoons
- 1 medium bowl
- 1 mixing spoon
- 1 small frying pan
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 2 yellow onions diced
- chopped chives or scallions for garnish if desired
- Add sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, salt, cayenne, garlic powder and pepper to a medium mixing bowl.
- Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
- Add onions and cook until they are golden, stirring often.
- Add the onions to the mayonnaise and sour cream mixture.
- Stir until well combined.
- Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight
- Sprinkle with chopped chives or scallions before serving (if desired)
- Substitute plain greek yogurt for the sour cream for a healthier version.
- The dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If it separates, stir to re-combine before serving.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.