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Caramelized Onion Dip

August 10, 2012 by Bake Up, Little Suzy


BAKE UP, LITTLE SUZY and HANDSOME GREG sit cross-legged on a red checkered table cloth on the living room floor, sharing potato chips and onion dip. The phone rings. SUZY answers the phone.


Hello? Oh, hi.


Who’s on the phone?


It’s the sixties. They want their onion dip made from Lipton soup mix and sour cream back.


Continue reading for the Caramelized Onion Dip recipe

5.0 from 3 reviews

Caramelized Onion dip
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Servings: 6
Silky sour cream and Neufchatel are gently folded with sweet caramelized onions in a thick and creamy, sweet and salty, retro-tastic appetizer.
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups slivered onions
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese (Neufchatel), room temperature
  • ½ cup light sour cream
  • ½ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  1. Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, cayenne, salt, and pepper and sauté for about 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the onions are browned and caramelized.
  4. Pull the onions out of the pan with a slotted spoon and allow them to cool. (Use the onion-infused oil for something fabulous.)
  5. Beat the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth. Fold in the onions and onion powder; mix well. Season to taste.
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  1. I’m betting I could eat this whole thing by myself. Oh how I LOOOOVE caramelized onions…not to mention cream cheese! Fabulous! I’m so happy you linked up at Weekend Potluck, but did I miss seeing a link back?

  2. Yum, this looks awesome! I love onion dip

  3. I’m back to look at this yummy recipe again. So sorry I did miss your link back to Country Cook. You did great!

  4. Ali says:

    Caramelized onions are just about the best thing ever :) I wanted to take a moment to invite you to Recipe Sharing Monday over at my blog. I hope you have a great week!

  5. Yum yum! I ,ove onion dip ! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday :)

  6. This has been one of our family’s go to recipes for years! LOVE it.

    Have you toasted ciabatta bread and topped it with this? You should :-) it’s dee-vine.

    • Bake Up, Little Suzy says:

      I can’t believe I’m still hanging out on the stupid internet when I could be topping toasted ciabatta bread with caramelized onion dip. Gotta go!

  7. Laura says:

    This looks YUM! I love caramelized onions and dip (which of course is the only reason to eat chips).

  8. carla says:

    I would like to join your site.

  9. Michelle says:

    Stopping by from Tasteful Tuesdays because I can’t resist caramelized onions. Or dip. This sure beats mom’s Lipton dip! Don’t tell her that though.

  10. Miz Helen says:

    I have just pinned your awesome recipe. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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