Caramelized Onion Dip

February 9, 2012 § 2 Comments

You know those onion dips you can buy at the store? This tastes just like if those were to be made with real onions. This was another Superbowl treat, and I was putting it on top of everything it was so good. Dip, sandwich spread, chili dog topper, potato skin topper…somehow there is still a lot of this left? I may or may not have accidentally on purpose broken 12 chips while trying to take a photo of it so I could “accidentally snack” on some more.

At least I used reduced fat versions of everything so I could feel slightly better about myself. I also decided caramelized onions are something that should always be kept around the house since they are so super delicious.

I got this from Ina Garten. However, to me it falls in the category of “Paula Deen Cooking.”  Of course something’s going to be delicious if it has butter AND sour cream AND cream cheese AND mayonnaise…So basically: Anyone can make this.


  • 2 yellow onions, sliced thin
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature (reduced fat is fine)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (light is fine)
  • 1/2 cup mayo (light is fine)


Melt your oil and butter in a pan. Add your onions and spiced and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 20 more minutes until the onions caramelize and are brown. Set aside to cool.

With a mixer, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise until smooth. Add the onions and mix well. Taste to see if you need to add anything else.




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§ 2 Responses to Caramelized Onion Dip

  • ashu says:

    Looks and sounds yummmm, Maya!

    Is there any way of not having to enter one’s email every time i comment?

    • Maya says:

      Thanks Ashu! I’m really not sure…I do it through WordPress so unfortunately I don’t make up the rules 🙂 If you just leave it blank does it not allow you to comment?

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