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French Onion Dip

French Onion Dip

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  • Yield: about 1-1/2 cups
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Chill 1 hr to 24 hrs

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Caramelizing the onion adds a sweet taste to a homemade dip served with vegetables or chips.


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Walla Walla)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 8 - ounce carton dairy sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 teaspoons snipped fresh chives
  • Milk (optional)
  • Fresh chives (optional)
  • Chips and/or sliced fresh vegetables


  1. Cook onion in butter or margarine in a medium skillet about 5 minutes or until tender; cool.
  2. Combine cooked onion, sour cream, salt, black pepper, and red pepper in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in snipped chives. Cover and chill for 1 to 24 hours.
  3. Before serving, stir in a little milk, if necessary, to make of dipping consistency. If desired, garnish with fresh chives. Serve with chips and/or sliced vegetables. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts

(French Onion Dip)

Thiamin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 3, Riboflavin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 7, sat. fat (g) 2, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, Potassium (mg) 29, calcium (mg) 10, cal. (kcal) 33, vit. A (IU) 97, carb. (g) 1, vit. C (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 4, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 36

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