There are a few appetizers I crave whenever we host a party. Onion dip is by far my favorite, especially when eaten with chips. Don't get me wrong, the premade jar version is delicious, but I found making it at home just as easy and even more delicious. This Caramelized Onion Dip is absolutely delicious and the perfect appetizer for your next party!
How to caramelize onions
Caramelizing onions is an easy method to transform onions. This process cooks the onion until golden in color and sweet. Begin by slicing onions thinly and adding to a large pan. The onions will reduce quite a bit when cooked. Add in butter and cook on a medium-low heat for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. You'll know when the onions are ready when they are golden in color and have a jam like consistency.
How are caramelized onions used
Caramelized onions can be used in a number of ways. They can be served on their own as a side to a meal, used as a topping for burgers or even used in dips like this recipe. I like making caramelized onions to serve with sausage, it's such a great combo!
What to serve with caramelized onion dip
My favorite pairing for this dip are ruffled chips, the potato chips with ridges. Regular potato chips will also work well, but the ridges variety can usually hold more dip. Crackers such as Ritz or Club Crackers will also work well, but I'd avoid fragile crackers or crackers with seasoning for this dip. You could also serve this with a veggie tray, this dip goes great with carrot sticks!
How long will this dip last
This dip is a great recipe to make the day before your event. It will last several days in the fridge, however it is best served right away. If you have leftovers after it has been sitting out for a while, it's best to throw is away since there are dairy products in this dip which will spoil if left out for too long.
Other Great Appetizers
Caramelized Onion Dip
- 3 Yellow Onions Sliced
- 4 Tbsp Butter
- 1 Tsp Salt
- ¼ Cup Dry White Wine
- 12 Oz Sour Cream
- 8 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- All sliced onions and butter to large pan on medium-low heat. Season with salt and cook until onions are golden brown and have a jam like consistency, about 30-45 minutes. Stir onions occasionally while reducing.
- Deglaze pan with white wine, making sure to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom on the pan. Cook until there is no standing liquid. Remove onions from heat.
- In a large bowl, combine onions, sour cream, cream cheese and worcestershire sauce. Chill and serve cold. Enjoy!