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French Onion Dip

close up shot of French Onion Dip in a white bowl
Rich and savory, this homemade recipe combines sour cream, caramelized onions, and spices for a perfect, creamy dip you'll love!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 673 kcal


  • 1 cup yellow onion (1 small), thinly sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • cups sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder


  • In a medium saucepan on medium-low heat, melt the butter and add the yellow onions, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and sugar. Slowly saute the onions and spices for 15 minutes or until they are very soft and golden brown. Make sure to give them a stir every couple of minutes to prevent burning.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayo, dried parsley, and onion powder until smooth and completely combined. Set aside.
  • Once your onions have cooked, remove them from the heat and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to cool and absorb any excess butter before adding them to your sour cream mixture.
  • Once your caramelized onions have cooled, you can add them to your sour cream mixture, making sure to stir them in well. Cover your French onion dip bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for a minimum of 2 hours or up to overnight.


  • If you're serving a crowd, this recipe can easily be doubled.
  • Don't rush the caramelizing process, and make sure you stir your onions frequently so that they don't burn.
  • When serving, it's best not to keep your dip at room temperature for longer than 2 hours. Pop it back in the fridge for 30 minutes if there is any left at the 2-hour mark.


Calories: 673kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 6gFat: 66gSaturated Fat: 28gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 907mgPotassium: 370mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1451IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 206mgIron: 1mg