Onion Dip

Mellissa Sevigny


  • 6 Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • medium onions, diced
  • 8 Ounces  cream cheese
  • 1 Cup  sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon  garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons  chopped chives
  •   Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

This is the dip that started it all. After Lipton's Onion Soup Mix hit the commercial grocery store scene in 1952, it was only a matter of time before someone thought to mix it with a little sour cream. While we have an unknown California cook to thank for thinking of it in 1954, our version is homemade. Sorry, Lipton. 


In a small skillet, melt the butter and add the onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste and caramelized until the onions are a light golden brown, about 25 minutes. Remove the onions from the skillet. Add 1/2 the onions to a food processor with the cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic powder and process until smooth. Fold in the reason of the onions with the chives, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve. 


Special thanks to Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe I'm Hungry for helping us test this recipe. 


Calories per serving:

328 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Kidney Friendly, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 193g 296%
  • Carbs 47g 16%
  • Saturated 114g 571%
  • Fiber 5g 21%
  • Trans 3g
  • Sugars 25g
  • Monounsaturated 49g
  • Polyunsaturated 8g
  • Protein 24g 47%
  • Cholesterol 552mg 184%
  • Sodium 961mg 40%
  • Calcium 568mg 57%
  • Magnesium 81mg 20%
  • Potassium 1,160mg 33%
  • Iron 2mg 14%
  • Zinc 3mg 19%
  • Phosphorus 642mg 92%
  • Vitamin A 1,831µg 203%
  • Vitamin C 24mg 40%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 20%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 47%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 34%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 102µg 26%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 23%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 19%
  • Vitamin K 31µg 39%
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