Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Savory Onion Dip

A couple of weekends ago, we had a few friends over to celebrate my birthday.  I have had this recipe jotted down for quite some time and thought this get-together was a great opportunity to give it a try. I’m not even sure where I found this recipe so, if it’s yours, please let me know so that I can give credit where it is due.

I always remember eating Highland Dairy French Onion Dip with chips as a kid (ok, my family still eats it all the time).  We would (still do) eat it with “Arma Bakery” breadsticks or Ruffles potato chips.  This recipe is a “grown up” version of that dip that I remember from my childhood.  We served the dip with pita chips and veggies but the favorite “dipper” was Ruffles brand Molten Hot Wing chips, they were amazing and the dip helped make the kick of the chips a little more mild.

It was a hit with my friends and I hope it will be with yours too!

Savory Onion Dip Recipe (printable version)

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 cup chopped onion (about 2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream, divided
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbs.1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • a dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 tsp .salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper


1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; saut√© 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.  I added a small drop of water to mine because they soaked up the olive oil so quickly.
2. Remove from heat; cool.

3. Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, cream cheese and remaining ingredients, and stir well to combine. Stir in cooled onion. Cover and refrigerate.

The more time you allow the dip to chill, the more developed the flavors will be.  A couple of hours is great but overnight is best!


One Response to “Savory Onion Dip”

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    Jamie — February 23, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    I don' think I have ever made homemade onion dip, but it looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your link on the My Baking Addiction Facebook page!


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