Skip the powdered onion dip mix and make a chunky, creamy French onion dip that will stand up to any chip. This semi-homemade version is made with sour cream, mayo, prepared sautéed onions and spices.
You can’t have a Super Bowl party without chips and dip, and I’ve got an easy semi-homemade French onion dip recipe that is so much better than store-bought varieties or that stuff made with dried soup mix.
The best thing about this French onion dip recipe is that it doesn’t take any longer to make than that other kind.
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Instead of powdered onion soup mix, it uses prepared sautéed onions from Big Lou’s Onion Sauce. I love a good recipe hack or kitchen shortcut.
Using real onions makes a hearty, chunky French onion dip with lots of onion flavor.
This dip is one of the many snacks I’m looking forward to on Super Bowl Sunday. I can’t wait to dig into some fall-off-the-bone ribs, my famous fried wontons, and a brat topped with this onion sauce and my homemade hot dog chili.
French Onion Dip Ingredients
While some caramelized onion or French onion dip recipes call for cream cheese, this one uses mayonnaise and sour cream as its base.
- Sour cream – For a creamier dip, use full-fat or reduced fat sour cream.
- Mayonnaise – I always use Duke’s Mayonnaise for recipes; it’s a favorite southern brand.
- Sautéed Onions – You can use any variety of Big Lou’s Onion Sauce to make the dip — sweet, spicy or garlic — or a combination. If you cannot find the onion sauce, you can sauté yellow or white onions in butter until they’re translucent and browned.
- Parsley – Chopped, Italian fresh parsley will help bring out the other flavors in the French onion dip.
- Worcestershire sauce – Add a little bit of Worcestershire for color and tanginess.
- Garlic – A little bit of crushed garlic makes everything taste better. If you like a milder dip or don’t like the taste of garlic, you can reduce the amount or omit it from the recipe.
How to Make Semi-Homemade French Onion Dip
- Combine mayonnaise and sour cream in a bowl and whisk to incorporate.
- Add crushed garlic and Worcestershire sauce, and stir until the ingredients are fully combined.
- Using a slotted spoon, spoon sautéed onions into the dip mixture and stir to combine.
- Finish with a sprinkling of fresh, chopped parsley.
- Serve with pretzel or your favorite chips.
Variations & Serving Suggestions
You can make this recipe with sweet, garlic or spicy Big Lou’s Onion sauce. You may also use caramelized onions.
If you are unable to find Big Lou’s Onion Sauce, you can sauté sliced yellow or white onions in butter or olive oil, flavored with salt and pepper, and add them to the dip once they have cooled.
You may also substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream. Some French onion dip recipes use cream cheese instead of mayonnaise, but the consistency and flavor will change.
You may be tempted to sample the dip as soon as you make it. But it’s best if you refrigerate it for a few hours first to allow the flavors to blend.
Serve it on a thick potato chip or pretzels. Kettle chips or ridged chips are great with this dip, as are Trader Joe’s Cornbread Crisps.
Homemade onion dip will keep in the refrigerator for four to seven days.
More Favorite Party Appetizers
These appetizers are some of our favorites to serve for the Super Bowl or at a party.
French Onion Dip
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 6 ounces onions sauteed
- 1 Tablespoon parsley chopped
- Combine the sour cream and mayonnaise in a bowl.
- Whisk in Worcestershire sauce and crushed garlic until fully blended.
- Using a slotted spoon, add sauteed onions or onion sauce to the dip mixture.
- Sprinkle in fresh, chopped parsley.
- Gently fold in the onions and parsley until fully incorporated.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container for several hours before serving.
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