feasting with friends

Caramelized Onion Dip

caramelized onion dip

Today’s post marks a first here at feasting with friends. What is it, you ask?

It’s homemade chip and veggie dip.

caramelized onion dip

Would you believe I had never {never, ever} made a homemade onion dip before now? Maybe you haven’t either… but what makes it crazy for me is the fact that onion dip makes it into my shopping cart about monthly (that would be the fault of my sneaky husband!).

Even though onion dip has always been one of the staples in the refrigerator… I never ate it… until now, that is. Sure, I ate chips and stuff… I just always ate them plain. I never got the love affair others had with onion dip. Whether it was the preservatives that left a funny taste in my mouth or the “onions” used, I simply didn’t care for it.  I did without just fine, thank you very much.

caramelized onion dip

Why, oh why, did Glenn and Travis get me motivated to make dip “for them”?? Now, I love it too! Whether liking it now is a matter of a changing palate, or the fact this is from scratch using fresh ingredients… I don’t know.

I do know… that now, if I’m to indulge in chips… I want this caramelized onion dip! It is SO good. It gets bonus points for improving in taste over time… wait a day to eat it… and yum! It holds up remarkably well in the fridge… I use the sour cream expiration date as the baseline “good until” date.

caramelized onion dip

Go ahead… take a bite… I know you want to!

caramelized onion dip

The recipe hails from Alton Brown’s show Good Eats. I’ve adapted it, ever so slightly, to accommodate the tastes of the men in the house.

caramelized onion dip

Caramelized Onion Dip

  • Servings: about 2½ cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 Tablespoons olive oil
1½ cups diced onion
salt and pepper, to taste
1½ cups sour cream
3/4 cups mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onions; salt and pepper to taste.

Cook the onions until they are caramelized, about 20 minutes.

Remove from heat. Transfer the caramelized onion to a plate. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.

Mix the rest of the ingredients, and then add the cooled onions. Refrigerate and stir again before serving.

caramelized onion dip


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