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Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe

Homemade French Onion Dip

My homemade french onion dip is the ultimate party starter! Unlike store-bought dips, this recipe uses fresh, high-quality ingredients to create a truly unbeatable flavour. Plus, it’s easy to make ahead of time and keeps well in the fridge for several days. Just be sure to keep the balsamic onions separate until you’re ready to serve. Pair it with some cold cuts and crusty bread for the ultimate appetiser that will have everyone asking for the recipe.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


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French Onion Dip

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 large brown onions, finely diced
  • 250g cream cheese block, room temperature
  • 125g of sour cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Caramelised Balsamic Onion Topping


French Onion Dip

  1. Melt the butter in a medium-sized pan on medium-low heat, add the onions and cook for 5-8 minutes until the onions are translucent and soft. Set aside to cool.
  2. Place the cooked onions, cream cheese, sour cream, garlic powder and salt in a small bowl. Mix until well combined and smooth.

Caramelised Balsamic Onion Topping

  1. In a small pot, heat the olive oil on the lowest heat. Add the onions, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and salt.
  2. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the onions turn a glossy, deep, caramelised colour. If the onions begin to stick, add 1 tsp of water.
  3. Allow to cool and serve topped on the french onion dip.


MAKE AHEAD AND LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Refrigerate the French Onion Dip and Caramelised Balsamic Topping separately. Not suitable to freeze.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: condiment, snack, entré, french onion dip
  • Method: pan, sauté

Keywords: Homemade French Onion Dip, Homemade French Onion Dip recipe