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Homemade french onion dip in a white bowl surrounded by potato chips.

Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe

Homemade French Onion Dip will drag you away from those overly salty, processed onion soup packets forever! Imagine the deep flavor of caramelized onions of French Onion Soup, then add cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo. All good things! It takes a little time to caramelize onions, but your patience will be rewarded.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 296kcal


  • 2 large yellow onions
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper more or less to taste
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softeend
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh chives for garnish
  • Homemade potato chips for serving


  • Cut the onions in half and then slice them into 1/8-inch thick half-rounds. (You will have about 3 cups of onions).
  • In a large saute pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add oil, onions, and cayenne and cook for 10 minutes, until the onions are soft.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 more minutes until the onions are browned and caramelized. Transfer to a baking sheet and cool.
  • In a food processor, add cooled onions, cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Pulse until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh chives and serve with homemade potato chips.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg