Onion Dip

Onion Dip
Staff Writer

Mellissa Sevigny

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, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 32g 49%
  • Carbs 8g 3%
  • Saturated 19g 95%
  • Fiber 1g 4%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 8g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 4g 8%
  • Cholesterol 92mg 31%
  • Sodium 160mg 7%
  • Calcium 95mg 9%
  • Magnesium 13mg 3%
  • Potassium 193mg 6%
  • Iron 0mg 2%
  • Zinc 0mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 107mg 15%
  • Vitamin A 305µg 34%
  • Vitamin C 4mg 7%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 3%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 8%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 6%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 17µg 4%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 4%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 5µg 6%
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