Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip – a delicious, creamy dip that is full of flavor and perfect for your next party or get together.

Caramelized Onion Dip

I’ve mentioned time and again my love of dips. I love making dips to serve at parties, or just to have on hand for snacking. I’ve shared many of my favorite dips including Gorgonzola Dip, White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip and Corn and Green Chile Dip.

Today, I have a new favorite dip recipe to share, perfect for a spring or summer party, this delicious Caramelized Onion Dip.

Caramelized Onion Dip

A couple of weeks ago, we were hosting a party at our house for our twin girls’ fourth birthday. I planned to serve an assortment of dips and thought it was the perfect opportunity to try something new.

Browsing online, I came across this recipe for Caramelized Onion Dip at Food & Wine. I love caramelized onions and any sort of onion dip, so I knew I had to make it.

Caramelized Onion Dip

How to Make Caramelized Onion Dip

This Caramelized Onion Dip is really easy to make. First, caramelize some onions and coarsely chop them. Mix together cream cheese and sour cream and then mix in the chopped onions along with chopped parsley, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce. The dip then needs to sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour in order to let the flavors develop.

It does take more time to make this Caramelized Onion Dip than recipes that use onion soup mix, but the resulting dip is so incredible and full of flavor, that it is definitely worth the effort.

This delicious Caramelized Onion Dip was a big hit at the party. I served it with pretzel thins, crackers and cut up veggies; potato chips would also be a wonderful accompaniment.

Caramelized Onion Dip

If you like onion dip, you are going to absolutely love this Caramelized Onion Dip. It is so flavorful and perfect for a party, get together or snack anytime.

What is your favorite party dip? Please let me know in the comments below!

Caramelized Onion Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 28 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Yield: 3 cups

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip - a delicious, creamy dip that is full of flavor and perfect for your next party or get together.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 medium yellow onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 8 oz (½ pound) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups light sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • additional chopped parsley, for garnish, if desired
  • cut-up veggies, pretzels, potato chips and/or crackers for serving


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over moderate heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 25 minutes.
  2. Add water to the skillet and cook, stirring, until the water has evaporated, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let the onions cool slightly.
  3. Transfer the cooled onions to a cutting board and coarsely chop.
  4. Add cream cheese to the bowl of a standing mixer and mix on medium speed until soft and creamy. Add in sour cream and mix on low until well combined.
  5. Add in chopped onions, parsley, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce and mix on low until well combined.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Transfer dip to serving bowl and refrigerate, covered, for at least one hour or overnight (this will allow the flavors to develop).
  8. Remove dip from refrigerator, sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired, and serve with cut-up veggies, pretzels, potato chips and/or crackers.

Recipe adapted from Food & Wine.
Caramelized Onion Dip - a delicious, creamy dip that is full of flavor and perfect for your next party or get together.


  1. Hadia says:

    Such a wonderful recipe, Joy!I am pretty sure it tastes just as it looks. I so much loved the idea of adding caramelized onions. And happy birthday to your girls!

    • Joy says:

      Thanks Merlinda! You could substitute either soy sauce or fish sauce for the Worcestershire sauce, hope you give it a try and enjoy!

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