Caramelized Onion Dip is a delicious dip full of flavor that everyone devours! This make ahead cold dip recipe can be served with potato chips, cut up pitas, pretzels or bagels. It also makes an amazing sandwich or burger topping!
The main reason I love chips so much is because they’re just the vehicle for whatever dip I’m eating! Anyone else feel the same? This caramelized onion dip recipe is one of my all-time favorite chip dips!
It creamy, smooth, and packed full of amazing flavor. And it’s not just good on chips! This homemade onion dip tastes great on top of Potato Skins or as a dip for these Air Fryer Potato Wedges. So many uses for one yummy onion dip!
Why You’ll Love Caramelized Onion Dip
- This delicious onion dip is a great snack addition for parties, game days, or movie nights!
- Caramelized onion dip is a really easy recipe to follow and doesn’t take long to make.
- This homemade onion dip makes minimal mess and is an easy clean-up!
What You’ll Need for this Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe
- Cream Cheese – Cream cheese will make your dip really rich and smooth.
- Sour Cream – This is the main base for your homemade onion dip.
- Onions – You can’t have onion dip without onions! I personally like to use yellow onions, I find they don’t have an overpowering onion flavor.
- Balsamic Glaze – You’ll use this glaze to caramelize the onions.
- Worcestershire Sauce – Worcestershire sauce really helps give your homemade onion dip that quintessential onion dip flavor.
- Scallion – Top your caramelized onion dip with thinly sliced scallion to elevate the flavor.
- Butter – You’ll sauté your onions in butter. Unsalted or salted will both work fine.
- Salt – Adding a little bit of salt will help bring out the flavors in your onion dip.
How to Make Caramelized Onion Dip
Melt butter in a saute pan and add sliced onions. Cook until softened.
Add the balsamic glaze and salt to the pan and sauté until the onion are caramelized. Set them aside to cool.
In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the sour cream and cream cheese until smooth. Add in the cooled onions and Worcestershire sauce and mix until combined.
Add to serving bowl, top with finely sliced scallions, and serve!
How to serve Caramelized Onion Dip
This onion dip is best served cold! So be sure to chill before serving and add your favorite chips alongside it.
Storage Tips for Caramelized Onion Dip
Store your homemade onion dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
What is balsamic glaze, and where do I get it?
Balsamic glaze is a sweet reduction of balsamic vinegar. Most grocery store will have it near the vinegar section. If you’re unable to find it, use 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar.
Is there a way to make a “light” version of onion dip?
Yes! Swap out the sour cream for Greek yogurt.
How do I prevent the onions from burning?
If your onions are burning you may have your heat too high. Cook your onions over medium heat and stir consistently to keep them from sticking and burning.
Can caramelized onion dip be made ahead of time?
Yes! In fact, I actually prefer to make this onion dip the day before I plan to serve it so the flavors have a chance to meld together and the dip is thoroughly chilled.
Pro Tips for the best Caramelized Onion Dip
- If you’re feeling super creative, fry your own potato chips to dip in this delicious onion dip!
- Make sure to let your cream cheese come to room temperature before mixing!
- Slice your onion thin and be sure not to have large chunks so that the onion can be evenly distributed throughout the dip.
After you try this caramelized onion dip recipe, you’ll never want store bought onion dip again!
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- 3 onions quartered and thinly sliced
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups sour cream
- 4 oz Cream cheese room temperature
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 scallion thinly sliced
- Melt your butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions to the pan and cook until they are softened. Stir in the balsamic glaze and salt. Continue to cook until the onions are caramelized. Allow the onions to cool.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir the sour cream and cream cheese until it’s smooth.
- Mix in the onions and Worcestershire sauce.
- Sprinkle some of the scallions on top and serve with chips or crackers.
- Balsamic glaze is a sweet reduction of balsamic vinegar. Most grocery store will have it near the vinegar section. If you’re unable to find it, use 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar.