Caramelized Onion Dip is the best way update to your classic onion dip recipe. 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 game day parties, barbecues, or as a fun party appetizer, you’ll never get sick of eating this dip.
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Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe
Caramelized Onion Dip is a delicious appetizer that you can make up to two days in advance. Plus, it seems the longer it sits the better it gets. Follow along to see how easy it is to make this fan-favorite appetizer dip.
Step 1: Caramelize the Onions
Firstly, you need to thinly slice the onions. To start, cut the onions in half lengthwise and peel off the skin. Then, use a very sharp knife to cut long thin strips of onion.
Place the sliced onions in a large dutch oven or skillet. I find a dutch oven does a great job for caramelizing onions, like this pretty one from Lodge.
To the onions, add in minced thyme and kosher salt. If you don’t happen to have fresh thyme, you an always a teaspoon of dried thyme instead.
Then, cook the onions on low heat, stirring occasional, until they soften and start to brown. This usually takes about 30-40 minutes.
Once the onions have caramelized, take them off the heat and let them cool slightly.
Step 2: Assemble the Dip
Secondly, in a large bowl, whisk together the mayo, sour cream, yogurt, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and seasonings.
Fold in the caramelized onions and stir until fully incorporated.
For best results, I recommend refrigerating the dip for at least an hour or overnight. Personally, I find the longer it sits, the better it gets.
How to serve caramelized onion dip
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.
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Caramelized Onion Dip
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 large onions, thinly sliced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped (or use 1 teaspoon dried thyme)
- ½ cup mayo
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ cup plain yogurt (Greek yogurt works well here)
- 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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