Easy Homemade French Onion Dip

Easy Homemade French Onion Dip

This Easy Homemade French Onion Dip made with two main ingredients and a few basic seasonings will make you rethink opening up a packet from the store. The flavor is rich and creamy and only takes 5-minutes to whip up and seconds to devour.

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Plate with potato chips and onion dip

French onion dip was a childhood favorite and it has continued to be a staple snack for all our special occasions. As our extended family has grown it is never enough to just make a single batch. We go through this stuff like it’s our last meal on earth! Adults, kids, everyone loves French onion dip.

My best friend gifted me a homemade French onion mix for Christmas last year and it was awesome! I couldn’t believe how much it resembled what I usually buy only without the laundry list of ingredients.

Making your own Homemade French Onion Dip doesn’t have to be complicated. My version is basically 2 ingredients with a few seasonings. It takes 5-minutes or less to make and it comes out thick and creamy. The flavor is rich with a pleasant onion flavor everyone will absolutely love!


Plate with potato chips and onion dip

What is the difference between French onion Dip and Onion Dip?

French onion dip gets its unique taste from bouillon beef base. This gives it a rich umami flavor. Onion dip is primarily made with onions and few a spices.

Ingredients For Easy French Onion Dip:

Showing ingredients. Better than bouillon beef base, sour cream, herbs, and seasonings.

How To Make Easy Homemade French Onion Dip:

Step 1. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and stir until well combined.

Step 2. You’ll want to refrigerate the dip for at least 30-minutes before diving in. This will give a chance for the dried onions to soften and the flavors to blend.

The hardest part about this recipe is that 30-minute wait time but I promise it’s worth it!

What to serve with onion dip:

Classic ruffled potato chips are always a must but Frito scoops (original corn chips) are so yummy. Carrot and celery sticks are great for those that want something a little lighter. Also mini peppers and whole button mushrooms are a perfect addition.


Plate with potato chips and chip dipped in French onion dip

How Long Does French Onion Dip Last In The Refrigerator?

French onion dip will last 6-7 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

How long can I leave French onion Dip out on the counter?

Typically any dip containing cream or sour cream can be left out safely on the counter for 2 hours. If I make a big batch for a party, I’ll set out half the dip and replenish it as needed.

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Homemade French Onion Dip

This Homemade French Onion Dip made with two main ingredients and a few basic seasonings will make you rethink opening up a packet from the store. It takes 5-minutes to whip up and seconds to devour.
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Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Refrigerate: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: The Menu Maid

Ingredients

  • 1 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 1 tsp better than bouillon beef base
  • 1 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30-minutes before serving.

Notes

Tips:
 
What to serve with French onion dip-
Classic ruffled potato chips are always a must but Frito scoops (original corn chips) are so yummy. Carrot and celery sticks are great for those that want something a little lighter. Also mini peppers and whole button mushrooms are a great option.
Storing French onion dip-
French onion dip will last 6-7 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If leaving onion dip on the counter for a party, make sure to store in the refrigerator after 2 hours. 

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