Caramelized Onion Dip

Bowl of caramelized onion dip

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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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