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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!

french onion dip in glass bowl
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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!

sour cream and dried onions in bowl

How to Make French Onion Dip

A dip so easy, you’ll have it memorized in no time!

  1. Combine ingredients into a medium bowl. For convenience, use the bowl you’ll be serving from.
  2. Stir together and mix until smooth.
  3. Season to taste then place in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour.

Make Ahead

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.

chip dipped in onion dip

Variations

  • 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.

Storing Suggestion

Keep in the fridge for up to 1 week, covered in an airtight container.

french onion dip in glass bowl

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French Onion Dip

5 from 4 votes
Author: Jamielyn Nye
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!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 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

    Instructions

    • 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.
      sour cream and dried onions in bowl
    • Serve with chips and fresh vegetables.
      french onion dip in glass bowl

    Notes

    Storage: Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: American

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