This Caramelized Onion Dip recipe is a classic dip that’s rich, creamy, savory, and full flavored. It’s the perfect appetizer for happy hour entertaining at home. Serve with chips or fresh veggies.
Hi everyone, are you an onion dip fanatic? You have come to the right place because this Caramelized Onion Dip recipe is for you!
Onion dip is the kind of recipe that is appropriate year round and you can bring it to any gathering. It’s also a special treat for yourself to enjoy when you are binge-watching episodes of your favorite shows.
A classic dip fancy enough for happy hour entertaining!
This Caramelized Onion Dip recipe is a next level onion dip. It’s infused with fresh sage and thyme and cooked in olive oil, butter, and a white wine reduction until the onions are a perfect caramelized flavor and color.
I personally love crispy, crunchy kettle chips with my onion dip, but you can also serve them with ruffled chips, pretzel chips, bread, crackers, or fresh cut veggies. What’s your favorite chip or veggies to serve onion dip with?
For the white wine reduction, I used Pinot Grigio, but really any white wine is fine with it, just go with your favorite white wine.
This Caramelized Onion Dip recipe is topped with some chopped Italian parsley to add some garden-fresh flavor.
This onion dip is so divine and creamy, you can serve it the same day that you make it (I suggest chilling it for two hours before serving). For the best flavor, chill it overnight so it can thicken up more.
This recipe makes almost two pounds of onion dip so there’s plenty to share with friends!
This classic dip recipe is inspired by my Homemade French Onion Soup recipe where the seasonings and method of caramelization are very similar.
If you are an onion dip fan, I know you will love this recipe! Let me know what occasion you make it for in the comments below!
- 2 tbsp olive oil, regular
- 2-3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 2 cups onion (thin sliced or chopped)
- 2 tsp fresh sage, chopped
- 4 fresh thyme sprigs
- 1 tsp granulated white or coarse raw sugar
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2-1 tsp Kosher salt
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
- 1 tbsp Italian parsley, to garish
- Potato chips, pretzel chips, or fresh cut vegetables for serving
- Heat olive oil and unsalted butter over medium heat.
- When the oil mixture starts to heat up, add the onions, sage, thyme, sugar, and stir until coated, stirring every few minutes to ensure even caramelization.
- 15 minutes into cooking, gradually add the white wine and stir. By 30 minutes, the onions should be fragrant and the wine should be reduced. You can make them more or less caramelized depending on your preference. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. When the onions are cool, pick the thyme sprigs out of the cooked onions.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, sour cream, cooled onions, Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper (amount to taste), and optional Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine and chill for 2 hours or overnight before serving (this allows the flavors to combine and for it to thicken). Alternately, you can serve it right away, it just will not be cold. Serve with your favorite chips or cut veggies, and enjoy!
Home Chef Tip: For the white wine reduction, I used Pinot Grigio, but really any white wine is fine with it, just go with your favorite white wine.
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