Caramelized Onion Dip

Bowl of caramelized onion dip

Homemade Caramelized Onion Dip is perfect for your next party and can even be made in advance! Serve with your favorite potato chips and enjoy.


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium-large yellow onion, thinly sliced then the slices cut in half or thirds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced chives


  1. Caramelize Onions - In a medium-large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook until caramelized (very soft and tender, reduced, and a dark brown but not burnt). Stir frequently. It will take about 25-30 minutes.
  2. Slightly Cool Onions - Transfer onions to a medium bowl and let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Mix Dip - Add remaining ingredients to onions and stir to combine.
  4. Chill Dip - Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving so the flavors can meld.
  5. Serve - Serve with potato chips and enjoy!


  • Make Ahead - Let the dip sit in the fridge for an hour or two (or even overnight) before serving. All the flavors depend and meld together.
  • Leftovers and Storage - Leftover onion dip can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


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