This Caramelized Onion Dip Will Be the Biggest Hit at the Party

Onion dip
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Holiday time is party time! With guests coming over, you have to give them something to nibble while they sip their drinks and mingle. Onion dip is always a winner, but this caramelized version totally improves upon the classic!


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sliced chives
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Swirl in the oil and add the onions and ½ teaspoon of salt. Stir occasionally as the onions begin to break down and soften. 
  2. After 10 to 12 minutes, reduce the heat to medium-low and allow to cook until they become golden and deeply caramelized (around 40 to 55 minutes). 
  3. Once done, transfer the onions to a bowl and let them cool completely.
  4. Stir in the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper and top with chives. Serve with chips and crackers.