Looking for an updated version to the classic onion dip? Caramelized Onion Dip is exactly what you need. Made with slow cooked caramelized onions and thyme, this dip will sure to be the hit of your party.
One taste of this dip and you will never use another packet of onion dip again! Creamy and savory, this dip has it all. Great for football parties, barbecues, or as a fun party appetizer, you’ll never get sick of eating this dip.
Caramelized Onion Dip
The great thing is that you can make the dip up to two days in advance! It seems the longer it sits the better it gets. A great appetizer to serve at a party because it’s made-ahead and no stress the day of!
To achieve caramelized onions is an act of love and patience, so plan at least 40 minutes to let them do their thing. I find a dutch oven does a great job for caramelizing onions, like this pretty one from Lodge.
Cook the onions until the soften and start to brown. Once they have achieved their desired color, take off the heat and let them cool slightly. In a bowl, combine the remainder of the ingredients. Fold in the caramelized onions and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
I like to serve Caramelized Onion Dip with classic potato chips. But it’s also great with crackers or as a veggie dip. Even kids who swear against onions love this dip!
So next time you’re looking for a fun update to traditional Onion Dip, give this Caramelized Onion Dip recipe a try.
Caramelized Onion Dip
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 large onions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt, can use nonfat
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in large dutch oven or skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions, thyme, and salt. Reduce head to medium low and slowly cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and begin to brown, about 40 minutes. Set aside onions to cool.
- Combine the remainder of ingredients in a large bowl and whisk. Add the cooled onions and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Refrigerate for at least an hour, or up to two days.
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If you love party dips, the check out my delicious Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip.