Caramelized Onion Dip

Total Time:
3 hr
10 min
2 hr 30 min
20 min

2 cups

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Potato chips, for serving

Heat oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onions and sage. Cover and cook until onions are deep golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

Whisk together mayonnaise and sour cream in a medium bowl to blend. Stir in the cooled caramelized onions, salt, and pepper. Cover dip and refrigerate until flavors blend, about 2 hours.

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    Best onion dip I ever had, store bought or homemade! Love!
    I would probably try more sour cream, rather than equal parts mayo and sour cream. This is more like a condiment, than a dip. I think I'll use the rest for patty melts this weekend since there's so much left.
    Absolutely fabulous! It will be the first thing to disappear at your party! Bring back the Hearty Boys!!
    I follow recipe's pretty loosely. This is a great recipe. I added roasted garlic, worcestershire, sherry and celery salt. Big hit.
    I made this dip for Easter and everyone loved it! It's really easy and the only suggestion I had was to chop the onions instead of slice them as the recipe states. Then it is easier to scoop up with your potato chips! I also used sweet onions which gave it a great depth of flavor.
    I made this for a football party, and my friends loved it!! My mom asked me to make it for her to take to a get together. Very easy and quick to make!! I will be making this again.
    This dip was very easy to make. Everyone loved it. Onions did take longer to cook than twenty minutes but well worth it. I also made it the night before. I'll make again.
    Instead of using the Sage this called for I added dill to the sour cream and mayo mix. I also added minced garlic to my onions. I have to say that was a big hit with my friends. I do agree that this needs to set at least a couple of hours before serving so all the flavors can combine. The longer is set in the fridge the better it was. I used it with the roasted veggie crackers. This would also go well with the hawaiian bread.
    This definitely needs to "marry" flavors in the fridge for a couple hours after mixing. It took me at least 40 minutes to caramelize the onions as directed, so make sure to allow extra time. I also added a splash of worcestershire sauce and some chives. Taste it first with the chip/cracker you are going to use before you adjust the seasonings, as an extra salty chip will make the dip seem too salty.
    For an extra 20 minutes of your time, you will not be disappointed when making this recipe instead of throwing together the packaged onion dip mix. This recipe is so flavorful and creamy, it goes fast at get-togethers.
    I made this for my husbands 30th birthday party and what a hit! It was so good that i had to put it in the back of the refrigerator so that it would actually make it to the party! I didnt have enough sage on hand, so i added some thyme into it as well and it was fantastic. I'll never buy the lipton onion dip again.
    I have made this dip many times with tons of success....
    Every time I make it I always get asked for the recipe (super simple, which is nice)
    A million times better than using a dry mix and only a little more difficult...
    Works well in large batches if you are having a larger get together or if you are making some for people to take with them...
    Made this dip for both my kids birthday parties and it was a huge hit!!! The flavor is so amazing-- I'll never use the MSG filled onion soup mix again!!!
    This dip was completely different than any onion dip I have had before. Instead of a salty soup mix dip, it was sweet and really good.
    I used this dip with baked pita chips, a veggie platter and kettle chips for a party.

    I made a double batch and it was gone in an hour. It was a hit.
    Wow.. I was very impressed with this onion dip. It was simple, cheap to make and BIG on taste.
    If you like French Onion Dip then you'll like this. I love that it doesn't leave an onion breath after eating it. It was quick and so easy to make. I would never have believed it until I made it myself... even my twin 12 year olds and my 14 year old likes it.
    I made this dip for my twin sons birthday party yesterday and it was gone from the table in a flash. It was so easy to make and it taught me how to camelize onions. Again, thanks for the dip and the lesson.

    Bronx, NY
    Absolutely delicious, I am so excited to have this recipe. I will not make it with soup mix ever again!
    I made this recipe for a Super Bowl party and it was a big hit.

    My only criticism would be that it was too salty. I would suggest season to taste.
    Be patient with the onions...carmelizing takes a while. The Lipton dip is too salty. this is just right. Try adding worcestershire sauce, it adds a little dimension.
    This dip blends so well after a few hours in the fridge. My only changes were to use 75/25 sour cream/mayo ... not really a mayo fan. Also important to season the onions while they cook. This was a HUGE hit. Thanks Dan & Steve - you guys are the best!
    tastes like onion dip should!!! and easy
    Make it the day before the party. Easy to put together. It received many compliments from folks we had over for NYE.
    This takes a little extra time, but is well worth it, for your family or company. Tastes nothing like any standard onion dip, not surprising, as the ingredients are fresh & completely different.
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