3.13 from 8 votes
Caramelized Onion Dip - a homemade onion dip that is so much better than any store bought alternative!
Caramelized Onion Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Caramelized Onion Dip - skip the store bought dip and make this homemade onion dip instead.  So much better!

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Keyword: onion dip
Servings: 8
Calories: 431 kcal
Author: Erin
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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!
Recipe Notes

Adapted from The Barefoot Contessa

Nutrition Facts
Caramelized Onion Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 622mg26%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 715IU14%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.