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Caramelized Onion Dip

Onion dip will never be the same in my house! This Caramelized Onion Dip recipe is better than any onion-flavored dip I have ever tasted. The secret? Definitely the caramelized onions…

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The perfect game day snack! Caramelized Onion Dip makes it easy to enjoy all televised sports. I have yet to meet someone that does not enjoy chips and dip while watching a close game.

Effortless Entertaining Cookbook by Meredith Steele

This recipe comes from a book by Meredith Steel (  Effortless Entertaining Cookbook.  I met Meredith a couple of years ago when I was on a salmon fishing trip to Alaska.  Her book is filled with all kinds of easy ideas for entertaining… like stuff a fairly decent 15 year old cook can handle making!

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French Onion Dip has always been a staple in our house… I decided to mix things up and make a similar dip using caramelized onions (the best kind). My Mom and I have wanted to make this homemade dip for as long as I can remember… It looks great and tastes even better!

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They are difficult to see, but the caramelized onions in this dip taste great!! This is coming from someone that has an extreme dislike for onions as well… I was very impressed with the Caramelized Onion Dip. It was so cool to make something that my Mom and I have talked about making for years!

I wish all of you a happy and safe Christmas! – Brooks

Carmelized Onion Dip

Carmelized Onion Dip (shared from Effortless Entertaining Cookbook by Meredith Steele)
The secret to this onion dip? Definitely the caramelized onions!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings (2 tablespoons per serving)
Calories 123 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large yellow onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the olive oil and butter.  Add the onions and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for an additional 20 minutes until onions are deep golden and caramelized.  Add 2 tablespoons of water and stir, scraping the browned bits off of the bottom of the pan.  Cook until the water is gone.  Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cool.
  • With a stand mixer and a paddle attachment or a hand mixer, cream together the cream cheese, sour cream and mayo.  Add the kosher salt, onions and chives and mix to combine.  Taste and add additional salt and pepper, if needed.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 143mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 269IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword dip, onion
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Sunday 23rd of December 2018

Sounds great! I onions! My best friend and Tim, came to my parents house while I was eating dinner. Mama had made fried chicken, "soup beans" (seasoned pinto beans), fried potatoes with onions, collard greens, and cornbread. Mama always had a side dish of cucumbers and onions, in vinegar, as well as quartered onions. As he sat down and chatted waiting for me to eat, I scooped a little of each, and then taking a bite of a quartered onion. He looked at me funny and asked if that was an apple, and I laughed. I said, "Why would I be eating an apple? It's an onion.". Well, he was flabbergasted, lol. He told everyone, and still to this day, over 20 yrs, he tells everyone that I eat onions like a normal person would eat an apple. He found that so amazing, and I found that he never has tried eating one, like an apple., lol. OK, sorry I totally got off track! What I wanted to share is, some grocery stores carry pre-made caramelized onions, in the freezer/veggie section! They come prepackaged in a tiny little ice tray. No more babysitting the onions, unless you're into that. I use them all the time & save the empty containers to store my caramelized onions. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe, "boy"! I think I'll be making this dip for the holidays! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year