Before you reach for the boxed mix, take a look at how easy it is to make homemade onion dip and then decide.
Q: What's better than onion dip with chips?
A: Homemade Onion Dip without all the weird ingredients that you can't pronounce that's what!
Dips are my favorite. Seriously, on holidays if there is dip out, I'm almost always too full for the meal because I've stuffed myself full of chips and dips, crackers and dips, dips dips, dips!
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I'm a lover of all dips with one very big exception. MAYO based dips! Yuck! Gross! Blah!
When I decided to make my own Homemade Onion Dip, I did a bit of online searching for recipes to make sure I was on the right track with my recipe. I was very surprised to see almost all the recipes I found included mayo (gag). It especially surprised me because the only onion dips I had ever made in the past only involved sour cream and a dry packet. No mayo.
Have you figured out yet that I don't like mayo?
What to use instead of Mayo
Needless to say, there is no mayo in my Homemade Onion Dip, or any other dip I make, for that matter. Whenever I find a recipe calls for mayo (eh, gag), I always substitute with plain Greek yogurt. Or, depending on the recipe, I've been known to just throw some cream cheese in, if I'm out of yogurt.
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Since football season is here, you are going to want to stock up on onions because once you put this dip out during football, it's going to be requested, week after week.
So speaking of buying onions, I have a bad habit of not specifying the kind of onions I use in some of my recipes and I guess it ticks some people off, so I'm going to be better about that. I've been better lately (right?). Anyway, unless I say it's a red onion, it's almost always a Vidalia onion. Vidalia and red are pretty much the only onions I buy and quite honestly, an onion is an onion is an onion in my book.
This homemade onion dip will develop more flavor the longer it sits in the fridge. The minimum time is 1-2 hours but I really recommend more like 6-8 or even overnight if possible.
Homemade Onion Dip
- 2 T butter
- 2 vidalia onions thinly sliced
- 2 C sour cream
- 1 C plain greek yogurt
- 1 clove garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder minced
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt ***see note***
- ⅛ teaspoon white pepper or black pepper freshly ground
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ C chopped parsley
- Melt butter in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add onions, stir, reduce heat to medium low, and cook, stirring only occasionally, until caramelized, about 20-25 minutes.
- Remove onions from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. If desired, once onions are cooled, roughly chop.
- In a bowl combine all other ingredients. Stir in onions. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if needed.
- Refrigerate at least 1-2 hours before serving.
- If desired, top with additional parsley or chopped chives.