Homemade French onion dip is a rich, cool, and creamy dip brimming with fresh flavors from the aromatics and herbs! It comes together in minutes and is great for serving guests or preparing snacks for a night in!
Classic French Onion Dip
This French onion dip recipe is one I make very often because it’s such a hit with any crowd and so easy to whip together. I never feel the need to take a shortcut and buy a store-bought dip during even the busiest times of the year (hello, Christmas holidays!).
I like to serve it with a veggie platter when I’m on hosting duties, but on game day or movie nights, you can bet we’re diving in with a big bowl of chips! Making a homemade French onion dip is so much healthier and more flavorful than anything you get from a jar. It contains far less sodium and other additives, which is apparent once you taste it. The difference is night and day, there is no comparison to a homemade dip!
How to Make French Onion Dip
A dip so easy, you’ll have it memorized in no time!
- Combine ingredients into a medium bowl. For convenience, use the bowl you’ll be serving from.
- Stir together and mix until smooth.
- Season to taste then place in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour.
This dip gets better the longer the flavors are given a chance to blend. Make it the day before you serve it and give it a chance to chill overnight.
- Combine sour cream with cream cheese for a thicker consistency.
- Swap the sour cream for plain Greek yogurt or mayonnaise for a lighter version.
- Serve with some caramelized onions on top.
- For a shortcut use onion soup mix with sour cream for a quicker version in a pinch.
- Use dried herbs if fresh herbs aren’t available.
- A dash of Worcestershire sauce will add another layer of rich flavor.
- Finish it off with a squirt of lemon juice to cut through the creaminess.
What to Serve with this Classic Dip
- A veggie platter containing fresh veggies like baby carrots or carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumber slices, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, snow peas, sugar snap peas, etc.
- Chips – Plain ruffled chips are my fave, but you use what you like.
- Crackers – Wheat crackers, whole grain, gluten-free, rice crackers, and more.
- Bread – We love fresh pita or breaking off pieces of French bread.
Keep in the fridge for up to 1 week, covered in an airtight container.
More Easy Party Dips:
French Onion Dip
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 Tablespoon dried chopped onion , more to taste
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt , more to taste
- 1 to 2 Tablespoons finely chopped parsley , or 1 teaspoon dried
- pinch ground black pepper
For servings: Potato chips, carrots and celery
- Combine the sour cream, dried onions, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and parsley in a medium size bowl. Mix until smooth. Season to taste. Refrigerate for 1 hour (up to overnight) to allow the flavors to come out.
- Serve with chips and fresh vegetables.
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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