Last Updated on December 29, 2023 by David Michael

Creamy Onion Dip

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Made from scratch onion dip delivers a lot of flavor with just a few ingredients. It’s all about the caramelized onions. Take your time with making the onions and you will be rewarded with a deeply complex flavor.

Creamy Onion Dip Recipe

3 medium yellow onions, diced
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups sour cream (1 pint)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste.

In a saute or frying pan add the butter, onions, and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring every few minutes until the onions begin to color – about 20 minutes. Stir more frequently until the onions caramelize, 20 – 25 more minutes, reducing the heat if needed to keep the onions from burning. Add the garlic and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

In a mixing bowl stir together the sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, and scrape the cooled onions and garlic into the sour cream mixture, mix well. 

Season to taste with salt and pepper and transfer to a serving bowl.

Serve with potato chips and or crudités.

If you make this in a cast iron pan start with medium low heat, the pan will retain plenty of heat and you don’t want to fry the onions. I also like to stir this with a silicone spatula – it helps move everything around especially when the onions are really reducing and caramelizing.

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