Heidi's Caramelized Onion Dip

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"Delicious Onion Dip at its best!!! If you have a hard time finding onion powder (not the same as onion salt), feel free to use crushed dehydrated onion flakes. Just add to taste. This dip is best at room temperature. Serve along with your favorite chips or in a bread bowl with bread pieces scattered around the bowl, or with fresh veggie bites."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (349.9 g)
  • Calories 337
  • Total Fat - 15.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 7.8 mg
  • Sodium - 743.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.8 g
  • Sugars - 8.1 g
  • Protein - 7.8 g
  • Calcium - 259.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In a large thick-bottomed skillet, over medium heat, saute the chopped onions in the olive oil along with a couple pinches of salt.

Step 2

Stir occasionally with a wood or metal spatula, and cook until the onions are deeply golden, brown, and caramelized - roughly 40-50 minutes. Set aside, and let cool.

Step 3

In the meantime, whisk together the sour cream, yogurt, onion powder, and salt. The important thing is to add whatever onion powder you are using to taste. Add a bit at a time until it tastes really good.

Step 4

Set aside until the caramelized onions have cooled to room temperature.

Step 5

Stir in 2/3 of the caramelized onions, scoop into a serving bowl, and top with the remaining onions.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Made following the recipe, this is a super delicious dip that the whole crowd where I work loved at our Christmas party!

review by:
(21 Dec 2013)


I'm just leaving an informational review, as this didn't work out to our tastes but may still appeal to others. This sounded like something I would love, but somehow ended up tasting kind of bland. I think I would have liked it better with all sour cream and garlic added. I didn't really like the sweetness of the carmelized onions with the flavor from the Greek yogurt...and those were the main flavors I could taste. I did use all the onion powder I had, which was about 4 tsp, and used 1 tsp salt. I served it with crudites and French bread cubes which was what I liked best with it. Freddy Cat says thanks for the dip! Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.

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(17 Feb 2012)