This homemade onion dip is insanely delicious and a must with your favorite potato chips! Mix up our flavorful onion dip mix with sour cream and you’ll be dipping in no time.
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Need an easy chip dip? Onion dip is one of the easiest to make and always a favorite!
We used to make our onion dip with a packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix, but after perfecting our own onion dip mix, we’ve been making this Sour Cream and Onion Dip recipe ever since.
Homemade Onion Dip Ingredients
This Sour Cream and Onion Dip recipe uses just 6 ingredients – almost all of them coming directly from your pantry. This dip requires no cooking and you also don’t have to cut onions!
You will need:
- Onion Powder
- Dried Onion Flakes
- Garlic Powder
- Dried Parsley
- Sour Cream
While this recipe is super easy and convenient to make, if you want a dip that uses fresh onions, check out our Caramelized Onion-Beer Dip Recipe!
How to Make Onion Dip
This homemade dip recipe starts with mixing up a very simple onion dip seasoning with all the dry ingredients.
The mixture can be made in advance or mixed up just before preparing your dip.
The sour cream is spooned into a bowl and the onion dip seasoning is stirred into the sour cream until well blended. We recommend stirring with either a fork or a whisk, to help distribute the dry spices evenly throughout the sour cream.
Once the seasoning and sour cream is completely blended together, we recommend refrigerating for at least 1 hour before serving. It’s even better if you can make this the day before you want to serve it. This really helps the flavors to meld together.
Don’t worry! If you don’t have time to wait, you can serve immediately — we’ve done this on several occasions. But if you can make it in advance, we recommend it.
Sour Cream Substitutions
Don’t like sour cream? I think even if you don’t like sour cream, you could still end up enjoying this dip because the seasonings really transform the taste of the sour cream.
If you want an Onion Dip, but don’t want to use sour cream, we have a few ideas for you!
- Crème Fraîche – Crème Fraîche is a great substitute for sour cream. It’s similar to sour cream in texture, very creamy, but less tangy. Use the same amount as you would sour cream.
- Plain Greek Yogurt – you can substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream. Use the same amount as you would sou cream.
- Cream Cheese & Mayo – since an 8 ounce brick of cream cheese is much thicker than sour cream, adding about 1 cup of mayonnaise to help make it softer and easier to dip.
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