plate with potato chips blue bowl in middle with French onion dip garnished with caramelized onion; blue cloth in background

French Onion Dip

Contributor: Heather McCurdy

This old time favorite French Onion Dip is made from scratch (no packet of dried onions here) but it tastes just like the original.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 medium-large regular cooking onions, chopped (approximately 2 cups once chopped)
  • 1 and ½ cups sour cream (light and fat free sour cream also work)
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the chopped onions. Cook and stir until softened but not darkening, about 3-4 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cover. Stir occasionally while letting them cook until soft and brown and squishy, about 20-25 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Once cooked, add onions to sour cream mixture. Stir to combine. Taste. Add more salt if desired.