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French onion dip in a ceramic bowl next to a napkin and potato 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 recipe! Watch the video above to see it come together.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: Caramelized Onion Dip, French Onion Dip, Onion Dip
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 2 tbsp butter or oil
  • 2 yellow onions diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • salt and pepper


  • 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.
  • Continue stirring the onions every 2-3 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.
  • 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.
  • Once the onions have caramelized, transfer them to a small bowl and place them in the fridge to cool.
  • 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.



  • 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