Homemade French Onion Dip

french onion dip
This is better than ANY french onion dip you will find at the supermarket! Serve it on your next cheese board with some cold cuts and bread and you'll have everyone asking you what's in the dip! I like to make it ahead, it keeps in the fridge for a few days (just keep the balsamic onions separate).


  • 250g cream cheese block allowed to soften and come to room temperature (leave it out of the fridge for at least 20mins)
  • 125g of sour cream
  • 2 cups of onions finely diced (I used 3 large onions)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Caramelised Balsamic Onions

  • 2/3 cup sliced red onions (into rounds)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For Dip

  • Melt butter in a medium sized pan on medium-low heat, add onions and cook 5-8 minutes until onions are translucent and soft. Set aside to cool.
  • Once onions are cooled, combine with remaining ingredients. I use a spoon to combine.

For Balsamic Onions

  • In a small separate pot, heat olive oil on lowest heat. Add all ingredients and gently sweat for 10-15 minutes until onions turn a glossy, deep, caramelised colour. If the onions begin to stick, add 1 tsp of water.
  • Allow to cool and serve heaped on dip.

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