Homemade French Onion Dip

Today we’re sharing a recipe for homemade French Onion Dip.  This delicious dip with caramelized onions and Greek yogurt is sure to be a hit for your new years celebrations. 

This is one of our favorite dips that we remember from our childhood so we decided to recreate a homemade version.  We’re very pleased with how this delicious dip turned out.  Not only is it just as yummy as we remembered but it is much healthier.

This homemade onion dip goes great with chips or crackers.  It also goes great with vegetables or anything that you like to snack on with onion dip.  This dip could also be used in place of a condiment on a sandwich or wrap.  The dip is really versatile in that its flavor compliments so many foods perfectly.

This homemade onion dip can be made for any dietary restrictions. Changes can be made to the recipe to meet any diet. You can substitute any type of oil or butter to saute the onions.  In addition, you can substitute any type of yogurt, sour cream or thick cream as long as it is thick enough for a dip in place of the Greek yogurt and sour cream.

What are the best onions to use for onion dip?

You need to use yellow onions for French Onion Dip. Don’t try to use red onions here, yellow gives you the classic onion dip flavor you want.

Homemade French Onion Dip

This homemade French Onion Dip mixes sweet caramelized onions with Greek yogurt to make a healthy dip that's a hit at any party!

Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tbsp liquid aminos
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  1. Melt butter with avocado oil in a large cast iron or heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt.

  2. Cook the onions for 5 minutes or until they start to soften, stirring so they don't crisp or brown in spots.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover with a lid, and continue to cook for 30 minutes, stirring the onions every 10-15 minutes or so.

  4. Add the additional 1 tsp of salt and the liquid aminos as the onions reduce and become more golden and jammy, giving off a rich nutty aroma.

  5. If the onions look like they're beginning to burn or crisp, stir in a splash of water or broth and scrape the caramelized fond from the bottom of the pan for the onions to absorb. Remove from the heat and cool.

  6. Mix the Greek yogurt with sour cream and onion powder in a medium bowl. Stir in the cooled onions and refrigerate for 30 minutes up to 3 days before serving.

How long will homemade french onion dip keep?

This French onion dip can be made up to 3 days in advance.  Once made, place it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and it should keep for a couple of days.  If it separates during refrigeration, just give it a stir before serving.

We’d love to hear what you think about the recipe.  Please give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown!  We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant.  Please subscribe, like or share this post with others who could benefit from it.

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