This caramelized onion dip is a creamy masterpiece, made with rich caramelized onions, protein-packed Greek yogurt, and mild cream cheese. Make your own for a keto-friendly snack, dip, or irresistible spread!
Why you’ll love this caramelized onion dip recipe
- My homemade caramelized onion dip has a rich and complex flavor from its golden brown caramelized onions.
- It's also a super creamy caramelized onion dip with creamy additions, including Greek yogurt, keto mayonnaise, and cream cheese.
- Prep is a breeze, taking just 10 minutes to pull everything together!
- This recipe is perfect for serving, pairing well with low-carb crackers, veggie sticks, and even chicken wings!
- Each ingredient is low-carb and suits a keto diet.
- You can easily make a dairy-free dip with just a few smart substitutions.
Caramelized onion dip ingredients
The ingredients in this dip are incredibly flavorful, making a complex and delicious dip. Here's everything you'll need:
The base of this recipe is yellow onion, cooked down to a gorgeous golden brown. With a bit of patience, you'll achieve rich, sweet, and buttery onions for your dip.
Butter or olive oil
To cook your onions, you'll need a fat source! A bit of butter or olive oil does the trick.
For a creamy bout of protein, full-fat Greek yogurt makes a yummy addition to this dip.
If you want to switch it up or don't have yogurt on hand, you can substitute it for sour cream.
For even more creamy goodness, this recipe calls for a bit of vegan mayo. Just make sure that your mayo is sugar-free!
Full-fat plain cream cheese adds a mild cheesiness to this dip.
Worcestershire sauce or gluten-free soy sauce
Achieve a bit of savory tang in this recipe with added Worcestershire sauce or gluten-free soy sauce.
To amplify all of these delicious ingredients, season simply with garlic powder, salt, and fresh ground pepper.
Follow these simple cooking tips to achieve the best caramelized onion dip – ever!
- Cook your onions low and slow to achieve perfect caramelized onions with a rich and sweet flavor.
- Adjust the seasonings as you cook for the ideal flavor combination, adding more garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce when needed.
- Allow your caramelized onion dip to refrigerate for a minimum of one hour before serving. This will enhance the flavor tenfold!
How to make caramelized onion dip
Time to get cooking! Here's how to bring all of your ingredients together:
Step 1: Caramelize onions
The most time-consuming part of this recipe is caramelizing the onions. This can take from 30 minutes to one hour to do. But believe me – the process is so worth it!
Begin by heating the butter or olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Next, add sliced onions along with a bit of salt.
Cook your onions, stirring occasionally, until they've achieved a deep golden brown color. Then, remove the onions from the heat and allow them to cool slightly.
Step 2: Mix the dip
Next up, we're going to prepare the dip.
Add the remaining ingredients, including Greek yogurt, cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, to a mixing bowl.
Then, get mixing! The desired texture is smooth and creamy,
Now, set aside a tablespoon of caramelized onions and add the rest to your dip, stirring to combine.
Step 3: Taste and adjust
This is a good point to taste your dip and see if you need any adjustments. Add more salt or fresh cracked pepper as needed.
Step 4: Let the flavors meld
Before serving, I highly recommend refrigerating your dip for a minimum of one hour. This time allows all of the flavors to meld together.
After this, top the dip with your remaining onions and serve it up!
How to serve caramelized onion dip
While caramelized onion dip is traditionally served with potato chips or pita chips, these options are far from keto!
Caramelized onion dip variations
While this recipe is positively yummy as is, feel free to get creative with any of these variations:
- Make this recipe a vegan delight by opting for dairy-free alternatives like coconut oil, dairy-free cream cheese, coconut yogurt, and vegan mayonnaise.
- Swapping Greek yogurt for a sour cream mixture provides a more classic onion dip flavor.
- Include additional seasonings like onion powder for a touch of cayenne pepper.
- Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for a zingy addition!
These are the questions I get the most about my caramelized onion dip. If you don't see your question answered here, please leave it in the comments down below.
The secret to amazing caramelized onions is to cook them low and slow, stirring occasionally to prevent any burning. The longer you cook your onions, the better the flavor.
Personally, I prefer caramelized onions that are cooked in butter for their richer flavor. With that said, olive oil works just fine, depending on your preference.
Homemade French onion dip is milder in flavor with a thinner consistency and a tangy onion flavor. It's also commonly made with packaged onion soup mix.
Caramelized onion dip has a rich and sweet flavor with a thick, creamy consistency and a more complex flavor.
Like this caramelized onion dip recipe? Try these!
I have plenty more keto-friendly dips available for all of your snacking needs! Start with these:
- Keto Hot Spinach Dip is made with parmesan and mozzarella cheese for tons of cheesy goodness!
- Creamy Avocado Sauce is fresh and herby, made with cilantro, jalapeno pepper, and lime juice.
- Chuy's Jalapeño Ranch Dip is equal parts creamy and spicy.
- Queso Keto Cheese Dip is the perfect cheesy dip for low-carb tortilla chips, veggie sticks, and more.
- Layered Taco Dip With Ground Beef is hearty enough to enjoy as a meal!
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- 2 large onions thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoon butter or olive oil
- 1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 oz keto mayo
- 2 tablespoon cream cheese
- 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or gluten-free soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the butter or olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the sliced onions to the skillet, add salt and cook them slowly, stirring occasionally, until they become caramelized and golden brown. This process can take around 30-40 minutes.
- Remove the caramelized onions from the heat and let them cool.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, mayo, softened cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce (or gluten-free soy sauce), garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well until smooth.
- Reserve one tablespoon of the caramelized onions, add the rest to the yogurt and cream cheese mixture. Stir until the onions are evenly distributed throughout the dip.
- Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed.
- Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Serve the keto caramelized onion dip with your favorite low-carb chips, vegetable sticks, or keto-friendly crackers.
- Caramelizing onions takes time and patience, as they need to be cooked slowly over low heat to achieve the desired golden brown color and sweet flavor. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
- If you prefer a dairy-free version, you can substitute the butter or cream cheese with a dairy-free alternative, such as coconut oil or dairy-free cream cheese.
- Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences. You can add more garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce/soy sauce, or salt and pepper as desired.
- The dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
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