This easy caramelized onion dip is the perfect snack that you can make right at home.
When you take a bite of this dip, you will be hit with the flavors of homemade carnalized onion. It is creamy and loaded with flavor, so it will go down a treat. The only problem I have, it is very hard to stop eating.
The slowest part of this dish is caramelizing the onions, but it is super easy to do. You can skip this step if you already have some onions caramelized. Alternatively, you can buy a store-bought variety of caramelized onions to save on time.
One of the best reasons about making caramelized dip at home is how good it is compared to the store-bought varieties. You also have the bonus of being able to adjust the flavors to your tastes.
I find myself saving a bit of money making this dip at home. However, depending on where you live, some of the prepared dips might still be cheaper than making it from scratch.
You should be able to feed roughly twelve people with this dip, but that heavily depends on how hungry people are and whether you are serving it with other foods.
Storing the Dip
You can keep this caramelized onion dip in the fridge for a few days. Refrigerating the dip is excellent if you need to prepare for a party and reduce your workload on the day of the event.
If you store it in the fridge, then the cream cheese will cause the dip to go very thick. It will become runnier when it starts to warm up, so I highly recommend allowing roughly one hour for the dip to go runny.
Caramelized Onion Dip Serving Suggestions
There are lots of ways that you can serve this delicious dip. Below are a couple of ideas on what you can do.
This dip goes great on a platter with a range of other foods. I love serving the dip with a variety of cheeses, different dips, fruit, tortilla chips, and crackers. Baked brie is certainly worth making for the platter.
The dip is also good if you want to use it as a spread in a sandwich or roll. For example, I love to make a ham and cheese sandwich with this caramelized onion dip as the spread. It is very delicious, I highly recommend giving it a try.
If you want to see how to make caramelized onion dip, then be sure to check out the video below. Alternatively, you can find the full written recipe right underneath the video.
Easy Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe
- 2 Tbsp unsalted 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
- In a skillet pan over medium heat, melt the butter.
- Once melted, add the onions and cook for 30 minutes or until they are a deep brown color.
- Add the Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and cook for 5 minutes. Once cooked, put to the side and allow it to cool.
- In a blender, add the cream cheese and blend until smooth.
- Add the caramelized onion, chives, cream cheese, and sour cream and blend until combined.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve & Enjoy.
- You can mix the hot onion in with the cream cheese and sour cream if you are running low on time. It will, however, be quite runny. Chilling the dip in the fridge will thicken it up.
- If you prefer fewer onion chunks in your dip, you can dice the onion further after you have caramelized it. Allow it to cool slightly before attempting to dice.
- The cream cheese must be at room temperature; otherwise, the mix may curdle and become lumpy.
- Allowing the dip to sit will let the flavors develop more. This extra time will leave you with a better-tasting dip, but the additional time is unnecessary if you need it fast.
- You can make this dip gluten-free by simply making sure the Worcestershire sauce you use does not contain gluten. You can usually check this by simply reading the label, and it should mention that it is gluten-free.
The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.
More Delicious Dip Recipes
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 take your fancy. It is very easy and only requires three simple ingredients. I recommend making it if you are looking for a easy dip.
Another homemade dip that I reckon you will love is the smoked salmon dip. It has a slight hint of dill that compliments the smoked salmon nicely. I love to serve it alongside a platter of delicious seafood, such as prawns and oysters.
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.