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French onion dip in a bowl with chips
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French Onion Dip (Better Than Store Bought)

Homemade French onion dip is creamy, flavorful and fresh. Just a handful of ingredients are mixed together for a crowd-pleasing dip! Watch the video below to see how I make it.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: Caramelized Onion Dip, French Onion Dip, French Onion Dip Recipe, Homemade French Onion Dip
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat the butter or oil in a large sauté pan on medium heat and add the onions. Stir the onions for 2 minutes, then reduce the heat to low.
    Raw onions in a pan
  • Continue stirring the onions every 2 to 3 minutes, allowing them to caramelize on the bottom before stirring again. If they start to stick or brown, add a few tablespoons of water to rehydrate them and deglaze the pan.
    Caramelized onions in a pan
  • Continue cooking the onions for approximately 45 minutes or until they're cooked to your liking. When there's one minute left on the onions, add the minced garlic and sauté for one minute. For more help with the onions, you can watch exactly how to make caramelized onions step-by-step on my separate recipe post.
    Caramelized onions in a pan
  • Once the onions have caramelized, transfer them to a small bowl and place them in the fridge to cool.
    Caramelized onions in a jar
  • After the onions have cooled, add them to a mixing bowl with the sour cream, mayonnaise, chives, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir everything together until creamy and garnish with additional herbs.
    French onion dip in a bowl



  • This recipe makes approximately 3 cups of dip. The perfect amount for a party! 


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 0.2mg