Caramelized Onion Dip – a homemade onion dip that is so much better than any store bought alternative!
French Onion Dip is one of my favorite dips. I could eat it almost every day. I like the full fat stuff too, not the Lite. So it is very rare treat for me. My husband and son on the other hand like the Lite stuff, and eat it with pretzels quite often. A couple years ago I saw a recipe for caramelized onion dip that was warm and had a crispy bread crumb topping. I made it a couple times, and it was very good. But not quite what I was looking for. So recently I decided to try again, and this onion dip is now a new favorite.
This onion dip is over the top delicious, in my opinion. I have taken it to many parties, and it always gets rave reviews by all. It all starts with caramelizing the onions until they are dark brown, sweet, and delicious. Below are instructions for doing that on the stove top, but if you have the time or are planning head; throwing all of the onions in the crock pot all day works amazingly well. Once the onions are cool, you mix them with a few other ingredients, and you have the most amazing caramelized onion dip ever. It lasts a couple days in the fridge, so IF you have leftovers, you can enjoy them the next day. I think sneaking the leftovers for breakfast is my husband’s favorite part when I make this dip.
- 3 large sweet onions (yellow or white)
- 3 Tbls butter
- 3 Tbls olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 8 oz cream cheese , softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup mayo
- Slice all of the onions very thin. Heat the butter and oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onions, salt and pepper. Saute for 10 minues. Reduce heat to medium low, and continue cooking for about 20 minutes. You want the onions to get soft and caramel in color. You don't want them browned from too high of a temp. Once cooked, allow to cool slightly.
- In bowl of an electric mixer combine cream cheese, sour cream and mayo. Beat until smooth. Add in the onions and mix until well combined. Serve immediately or chill to serve later. Works well with potato chips, and pita chips are my favorite dipper with this!
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