Caramelized Onion Dip

Pat Duran


When I saw Lauren Mitchell's and Star Pooley's Caramelized Onion recipes I was inspired to try a dip-(thanks ladies) and I love Trader Joe's Caramelized Onion Dip- so good- but wanted to make my own - so this is the result. My family loves this stuff, as do I. Hope you all try this and let me know if you think it is as tasty as I think it is!


★★★★★ 1 vote

about 3 1/2 cups
15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 c
    chopped onion (chunky chopped)
  • 1 tsp
    each kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    fresh minced sage or 1/2 teaspoon ground sage

How to Make Caramelized Onion Dip


  1. Slice onions 1/2 inch thick then chop chunky.
    In a large skillet over medium heat add the oil and butter.
    When butter has melted, add the onions and season with salt and pepper and sage. Stir in sugar, to taste.
    Cook stirring occasionally, until onions are a deep golden brown and look to be caramelized - about 20 minutes. Watch them carefully- so they do not burn. Remove from flame and let cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese,sour cream and mayonnaise just until smooth and creamy. Fold in the onion and the juices; adjust seasoning if needed.
  3. Cover and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
    Serve with your favorite chips or crusty breads.

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About Caramelized Onion Dip

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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