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French Onion Dip Recipe for a Rich Caramelised Onion Dip. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.
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Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe

Make this homemade French onion dip recipe for a rich, creamy caramelised onion dip that will take you back to the 1970s and the dips you helped your mum make for backyard barbecues by stirring French onion soup mix into cream cheese and sour cream. This onion dip recipe makes a much more delicious dip and is worth the effort.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dip, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Servings: 2 Cups
Calories: 1902kcal
Author: Lara Dunston


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 380 gram onions diced
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground star anise
  • 140 g cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup Kewpie mayonnaise
  • 1 scallion/spring onion finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp crispy fried shallots


  • In a wok, heat oil, then fry diced onions over medium to high heat – alternate between the two to speed up the process, taking care not to burn the onions – stir occasionally for 20 minutes or so until onions are a golden-brown colour and caramelised, then turn heat down to low.
  • Add the sea salt, white pepper, garlic powder, ground paprika and ground star anise to the caramelised onions, stir well to combine over low heat for another minute or two, then turn off heat and transfer the onions to a cold dish to allow to cool, then refrigerate until needed.
  • In a food processor, blend the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, half the finely sliced spring onion/scallion and one tablespoon of crispy fried shallots for a minute or so, just until well-combined. Alternatively, stir vigorously by hand in a mixing bowl. Taste, and adjust the seasoning/spices to suit your palate if needed.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with the remaining slices of spring onion/scallion and crispy fried shallots and serve with Jatz biscuits for a real nostalgia trip – or crackers, chips or crudités.
  • Alternatively, refrigerate until needed then remove from fridge an hour before serving and stir to soften, then garnish.


Calories: 1902kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 186g | Saturated Fat: 53g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 57g | Monounsaturated Fat: 65g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 231mg | Sodium: 2391mg | Potassium: 991mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 2689IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 3mg