Skip the store-bought stuff and make your own French Onion Dip recipe! It’s easy and SO freaking good!
Chips and dip are the best. While my default is tortilla chips and guac, this French onion dip with some potato chips is my naughty obsession. I make it for parties, bring it to grill outs, and occasionally make it for Mike and me at home. We totally fight over it. It’s the one of the best appetizer dip recipes EVER!
Mike has always been a devoted Dean’s dip eater, but ever since I’ve started making this French onion dip he’s a total convert. So grab the biggest bag of potato chips you can find (the wavy ones, this dip is thick!) and get to cooking! You can thank me later.
French Onion Dip Recipe
- 2 large yellow onions
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic 1/2 clove, minced or grated on a microplane
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Peel the onions and cut in half, discarding the tops and roots. Thinly slice the onions with a sharp knife.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions to the skillet and cook until onions soften and begin to brown slightly, stirring often. Turn down the heat to medium and continue to cook until onions caramelize, stirring occasionally.
Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, onions, salt, and pepper to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until well combined. Be careful to leave chunks of onion in the dip and not puree everything completely smooth.
Transfer to a serving bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours before serving to let the flavors meld together. Store the leftovers (Ha! Yeah right.) in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
You don't have to refrigerate the dip before serving, but the dip start to get really happy if you let it sit for at least an hour or two first.