How To Make Onion Dip With Sour Cream? Impress Your Guests 

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Love classic onion dip but don’t want the unhealthy ingredients? You’ve come to the right place. I’ll show you how to make a delicious, creamy onion dip with simple ingredients – sour cream, mayonnaise, and dried onions. Serve your family and friends a delightful homemade dip instead of a store-bought one. With a few ingredients and simple steps, you can make a dip everyone will want the recipe for. By the end of this article, you will know how to make onion dip with sour cream.Enjoy impressing your guests with this easy-to-make snack.

As you read the article, you’ll find information on the ingredients, making process, mixing and measuring butter onion, the best way to store the dip with sour cream, and the nutritional values. Get ready to amaze your family and friends with this simple and delicious onion dip recipe.

How Do Make Homemade Onion Dip With Sour Cream?

If you like sour cream and onion chips, try making this classic snack at home. It’s not too hard, though. All you need are a few simple ingredients and some basic kitchen tools. If you make sour cream and onion chips, you can change the taste and enjoy a fresher, healthier version of this popular snack. To satisfy your craving, read on for instructions on making sour cream and onion chips at home. Now let’s explore the making process:

The Ingredients Of Onion Dip With Sour Cream

For this flavorful onion dip, you’ll need- 

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil,
  • 2 cups minced onions,
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 
  • 1.5 cups sour cream,
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes,
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder, 
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder,
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, salt, and chives

To make things even easier, you’ll also need 1/2 cup neutral oil like canola or grape seed and 2 tablespoons butter. Once you have all the ingredients ready, it’s time to start making this tasty dip. 

Mix The Mayonnaise, Sour Cream, Mustard, And Spices

Mix The Mayonnaise, Sour Cream, Mustard, And Spices

Step 1: To begin this recipe, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, and spices. This is an easy task that only takes a few minutes. 

Step 2: Begin by adding the mayonnaise and sour cream to a bowl and stirring them until well combined. 

Step 3: Add in the mustard and give it a good stir. 

Step 4: Mix the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. You make sure all the ingredients go well together.

Step 5: Garnish with some chives for extra flavor and color if desired. Now your onion dip seasoning is ready to go.

Create The Onion Dip Seasoning

Create The Onion Dip Seasoning

Combine all the ingredients except sour cream to create the onion dip seasoning. This includes 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 2 cups of minced onions (white or yellow), 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder. Once all these ingredients are mixed in a bowl, you can spoon the sour cream into the bowl. Once everything is combined, you’ll have your onion dip seasoning ready.

Spoon Sour Cream Into A Bowl

Spoon Sour Cream Into A Bowl

A simple way to make this delicious sour cream and onion dip is to spoon 2 cups into a bowl. This is the base of the dip and will be combined with the onion dip seasoning later. After spooning the sour cream into the bowl, I added the onion soup mix, mayonnaise or Green yogurt, herbs, and other spices I had prepared earlier. Once all these ingredients were added, I stirred them until they were combined entirely and there were no lumps. Now the base of my Sour Cream and Onion Dip is ready, and I can move on to the next step. You can follow my instruction and enjoy your recipe.

Heat The Oil

Heat The Oil

Now, it’s time to heat the oil in a large nonstick sauté pan set over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onions, sugar, and a pinch of salt and cook for a few minutes. This will help to soften the onions and give them a nice golden brown color. Once the onions are cooked, stir in the butter until it has melted completely. Now you have everything to make your delicious onion dip with sour cream.

Add the Onions

Once the oil is heated, add the minced onions. Make sure that they are evenly distributed to ensure even cooking and caramelization. Can you add more flavor? Add a pinch of salt to help the onions soften. Cook the onions until they are soft and translucent, stirring occasionally. Once the onions are cooked, add the butter and stir until it is melted. The butter will add a rich flavor to the dip. Now your onion dip seasoning is ready to be spooned over your sour cream.

Add Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder And Cayenne Pepper

Once the onions are softened and translucent, I will add a pinch of salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. This combination of spices will bring out the flavor of the caramelized onions and give the dip a little extra kick. Before adding these ingredients to the onion mixture, I combine them all in a small bowl. After that, I simply stir everything together until it’s all combined. Now my onion dip is ready for me to enjoy.

Cook Until the Onions are Soft and Translucent

Now it’s time to cook the onions until they are soft and translucent. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Cook for 8-10 minutes, occasionally stirring, until the onions are soft and translucent. Once they are done cooking, stir in the butter and remove from the heat. Your onion dip is now ready to be served immediately or stored in the refrigerator for later use.

Stir In The Butter

To complete the onion dip, I stirred in butter. This adds richness and flavor to the dish and helps to keep the onions from sticking to the pan. I used unsalted butter, as this helps to control the saltiness of the dip. Melt the butter before adding it to the pan, and then stir it in until it’s all mixed in. This final step combines all the flavors, resulting in a creamy and flavorful dip perfect for any occasion.

Serve Immediately Or Refrigerate

Once everything is mixed, it’s time to serve or refrigerate your French onion dip. If you want to enjoy your dip immediately, simply scoop it onto a platter and serve it with your favorite chips or vegetables. If you have the time and patience, refrigerate the dip for 1-2 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to deepen. It may enter the “danger zone” of 40-140°F, where bacteria can overgrow and cause food poisoning. Refrigerating the dip also allows for easy storage and makes it easier to transport if you’re taking it to a party or gathering. You will surely be impressed with the flavor and texture, whichever way you enjoy your French onion dip.

The Best Way To Store Your Onion Dip With Sour Cream

Once you’ve made your delicious onion dip with sour cream, you’ll want to store it properly. You can freeze the onion dip with sour cream if you keep it longer than 5 days. The best way to store it is in an airtight container in the fridge. This will ensure that your dip stays fresher for longer. You can keep it in the fridge for 3-4 days or up to 3 weeks in the freezer. Remove it from the freezer a few hours before serving to allow it to thaw. You’re going to love your onion dip.

Nutritional Value Of Savory Onion Dip

Savory onion dip is tasty and versatile, with chips, veggies, crackers, and other snacks. I have already mentioned that this onion dip with sour cream is a tasty recipe with relatively low calories. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, like C, B6, and potassium, and has other health benefits. Furthermore, you can reduce the amount of butter used to sauté the onions to reduce fat and calories. So, savory onion dip is a great choice if you want a tasty dip to share with your friends or a healthy snack to eat on the go. 

The following table shows the approximate nutritional value of savory onion dip made with sour cream, based on a serving size of 2 tablespoons (30 grams):

Nutrient    Per Serving Amount
Total fat6 grams
Saturated fat3.5 grams
Cholesterol20 milligrams
Sodium      110 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates2 grams
Dietary fiber0 grams
Total sugars1 gram
Protein1 gram

Onion dip’s nutritional values vary depending on the ingredients and brand. The dip is often eaten with chips or other high-calorie snacks, increasing the meal’s calories and nutrients.


Making onion dip with sour cream is an easy and exciting way to elevate your next get-together. With just a few ingredients and simple steps, you can quickly whip up a flavorful dip that will be the talk of the party. Combining sweet onions, reduced-fat sour cream, and tangy seasoning creates an irresistible dip that everyone will love. Not to mention, it’s great for snacking on throughout the day. So next time you’re looking for a quick snack or appetizer idea, try making this onion dip with sour cream—you won’t regret it. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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