This deliciously easy caramelized onion dip is the perfect snack you can make right at home.

Easy Caramelized Onion Dip

As you could imagine this dip is best to enjoy with some crackers, carrot sticks, tortilla chips, celery sticks and pretty much anything that goes well with a dip. It’s also good if you want to use it as a spread in a sandwich or roll. The dip goes great as an easy snack or can easily be worked into another meal.

The longest part of this dish is caramelizing the onions, but it’s super easy to do. You can skip this step if you already have some onions caramelized. You can also look at buying a store-bought variety of caramelized onions to save on time.

One of the best things about making caramelized dip at home is how good it is in comparison to the store-bought varieties. You also have the bonus of adjusting the flavors to more suit your taste buds.

Caramelized Onion Dip

You can keep this caramelized onion dip in the fridge for a few days after making it. This ability to refrigerate is great if you need to prepare ahead for a party and want to reduce your workload of things to do on the day. If you store it in the fridge, then it will thicken up, it will become runnier when it starts to warm up. I highly recommend allowing roughly one hour for the dip to soften.

If you love to see things visually, then be sure to check out the video below. It takes you through the few steps to making this incredibly delicious dip. Alternatively, you can find the full written recipe right underneath the video.

Easy Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe

Prep time
10 Minutes
Cook time
45 Minutes
Total time
55 Minutes
Serves
12

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 250g (9 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. chives
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  1. In a skillet pan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Once melted, add the onions, and cook for 30 minutes or until they’re a deep brown color.
  3. Add the Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and cook for 5 minutes. Once cooked, put to the side and allow to cool.
  4. In a blender add the cream cheese and blitz until smooth.
  5. Add the caramelized onion, chives, cream cheese and sour cream and blitz until combined.
  6. Season with salt & pepper
  7. Serve & Enjoy

Cooking Tips

  • If you’re running low on time, you can mix the hot onion in with the cream cheese and sour cream. It will, however, be quite runny, chilling it in the fridge will thicken it up.
  • If you prefer fewer onion chunks in your dip, then you can dice the onion further after you have caramelized it. Allow it to cool slightly before attempting to dice.
  • It’s important that the cream cheese is at room temperature otherwise the mix may curdle and become quite lumpy.
  • Allowing the dip to sit for a bit will allow for the flavors to develop more. This extra time will leave you with a way better-tasting dip but the extra time is not necessary if you need it fast.
  • You can make this dip gluten-free by simply making sure the Worcestershire sauce you use doesn't contain gluten. You can usually check this by simply reading the label, and it should be mention that it is gluten-free.
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Nutritional Information

This easy caramelized onion dip is delicious, but like most dips, it is not the best thing to be eating if you’re on a diet. If you want to know the nutritional information for this dip, then you can find it below.

Keep in mind this is an estimate, and I also assume a single serving is about 62g or 2 oz worth of dip, it also doesn’t take into account any crackers or chips that you might have with it.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 62g (2.19 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 118.8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.2g 20%
Saturated Fat 8.3g 42%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 3.5g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 1.3g
Protein 2.4g 5%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

There are so many other easy dips that you can make at home that will save you both in time and money. If you like this dip, then something like the French onion dip may also take your fancy.

I hope that you enjoy this caramelized onion dip. If you have any suggestions, variations or anything else, then please feel free to leave a comment below.