Sour Cream and Caramelized Onion Dip is one of those things worthy of a scratch recipe. Once you try a homemade sour cream and onion dip, you’ll never go back to those little spice packets again! Seriously, there’s no need. You’ll be so much happier with this!
It only takes a few ingredients to whip up and the only thing you have to “cook” is the onions.
WATCH MY SOUR CREAM AND ONION DIP RECIPE BELOW!
This video also includes my recipe for my Baked Brie with Jam too, another quick and easy holiday recipe!
But don’t worry this isn’t one of those caramelized onion recipes that need to simmer for 2 hours or calls for a bunch of sugar or anything silly like that.
Instead, we are going to cheat a little bit and splash them with some balsamic vinegar in the final stages of their caramelization and really that’s all you need to do to achieve great sweet onion flavor is rapid time.
Then just fold the onions into your sour cream dip, et voila that’s all there is to it!
What To Add To Sour Cream and Onion Dip?
I do like to add a few dollops of prepared horseradish to give it a little “kick in the pants” and wake it up a bit. But if you can’t find horseradish you could also use Dijon mustard.
I also like to add some freshly minced chives to add a little freshness and a more subtle onion flavor to the dip.
When it’s time to serve, I think a classic potato dipper is a way to go and pairs perfectly with the Sour Cream and Onion flavor combination. So depending on the time you have, and the effort you want to make you have three ways to go.
What To Serve with Sour Cream and Onion Dip?
The Easy Route: Potato Chips
But not just any bag of potato chips, go for the fancier kettle chips. They’ll look prettier for holiday entertaining and will avoid that “Game Day” look.
For A bit More Effort: Try Waffle Fries
If you want to kick things up a notch, this dip really sings with some waffle fries. The Alexia Waffle Cut Fries are my favorite. You can pop them in the oven, or better yet if you have an air fryer that’s even easier! If so check out my air fryer recipes for entertaining!
The Rock Star Move: Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
A dainty roasted potato dipper would be the ultimate combo.
Follow the recipe for roasting the potatoes in my French Potato Salad, but use the slender fingerling potatoes since they’ll be better for dipping.
I think this dip looks really great in something tall and elevated, it just makes a simple dip and chip combo feel extra special for the holidays!
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- 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
- 1 ½ cups (350ml) yellow onions, diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 ½ tsp (7.5ml) balsamic vinegar
- 16 oz (900g) of sour cream
- 2 tbsp (30ml) mayonnaise
- 2 tsp (10ml) horseradish
- ¼ cup (60ml) chives, minced
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a skillet, cook onions until translucent
and fragrant. Season with salt and pepper, and add vinegar. Cook 1-2 minutes
more until vinegar is evaporated. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the sour cream,
mayonnaise, horseradish, chives, salt, and pepper. Then add the onions.
Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Then transfer to a
serving dish and serve with kettle potato chips, waffle fries or roasted
This dip can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to serve.
For serving you could offer any of these "dippers" and it would taste great!
- Easy Route: Potato Chips (go for the kettle chips they're fancier for entertaining)
- A bit more effort: Waffle Fries! The Alexia Brand is my favorite
- The Rock Star Move: Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. French Potato Salad Recipe for how to best roast the potatoes
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 109mg Carbohydrates: 4g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g