This onion dip is made with everything onions and is everything you'd ever want in an onion dip. Yellow, red, and green onions join savory shallots, flavorful chives, and the key ingredient, dried onion, which makes it taste like the French onion dip of your childhood. You can serve this dip with anything and everything, but if you have to pick, serve it with some sturdy, top-shelf potato chips for any big game or party. And if you're lucky enough to have leftovers, it makes the best baked potato topping!

Recipe Summary

30 mins
10 mins
4 hrs 20 mins
5 hrs
3 cups


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Cut both ends off the yellow onion and cut evenly into 2 halves. Remove and discard skin. Place onion halves on a cutting board with cut-sides down. Make vertical slices against the grain, then turn and slice across the cuts to chop. Chop again if you'd like smaller pieces. You should have about 2 cups chopped onion.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Transfer onion and salt into the hot oil. Cook until onions are deep brown in color, 7 to 8 minutes. Add shallots and red onions; stir and saute until they start to soften and sweeten, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in garlic and dried onion. Set aside to cool completely, about 20 minutes.

  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, pepper, cayenne, and cooled onion mixture; mix until thoroughly combined. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 4 to 12 hours, or overnight.

  • Remove dip from the refrigerator and stir in green onions and chives. Taste and adjust seasoning. Transfer dip into a serving bowl and garnish with more green onions and chives to serve.

Chef's Notes:

Try to get the thickest, firmest sour cream you can buy. You can make this with all sour cream (instead of mayonnaise) but I think it's better with mayonnaise and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

107 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 2.7g; fat 10.6g; cholesterol 11mg; sodium 130.3mg. Full Nutrition


Rating: 5 stars
Awesome recipe! So delicious! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Super onion bowl dip for the win! Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was amazing. Bursting with onion flavors. Everyone in the house needs to eat this and don’t go out with a face mask afterwards. Nice and spicy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made this recipe for Superbowl Sunday. It was fantastic. It was certainly better than eating the over-processed onion dips that come out of a can or jar. It's worth the extra effort if you want to skip the soup mix and sour cream (sorry Mom). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great dip! Two things: 1) the green onions add a sharp taste to the dip, so omit if looking for a nostalgic onion dip flavor and 2) before salting, try it first with the chips you're serving it with. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I thought this was fantastic!! Was an excellent combination of different onion flavors, and the minced onion adds a nice nostalgic touch to the dip we all had as kids! Read More