Sour Cream and Onion Dip

Elevate your snacking game with my Sour Cream and Onion Dip recipe! This homemade dip is a must-try for anyone seeking a creamy, savory delight that’s perfect for parties and gatherings. Say goodbye to store-bought dips and get ready to savor the real, flavorful goodness of this recipe!

Homemade sour cream and onion dip served in a white bowl with pork rinds and celery.

Why I Love This Recipe

My Sour Cream and Onion Dip is a beloved classic that brings the comforting flavors of American cuisine to your table! It features a creamy base crafted from sour cream and mayo, enriched by the delightful caramelized onions and garlic, resulting in a rich, savory taste that’s truly irresistible. This handcrafted dip is the perfect partner for chips, crackers, or veggies, making it an ideal choice for game nights, potlucks, or whenever you crave a delectable snack!

What makes my dip even more special is its commitment to using all-natural, real ingredients without any additives or preservatives. Just like my other homemade dips, such as Cream Cheese Garlic Dip and Miso Mayo Dip, it offers a healthier alternative to store-bought versions. The simplicity of creating it in your own kitchen ensures a dip that not only tastes fantastic but also prioritizes wholesome, natural goodness. Say farewell to store-bought options and join us in crafting this exceptional dip for your next snacking occasion!

Key Ingredients


  • Onion – brown or yellow onions diced.
  • Olive Oil – your choice of extra virgin olive oil or olive oil.
  • Butter – salted or unsalted.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Sour Cream  plain sour cream.
  • Garlic  finely diced.
  • Mayonnaise – regular preferred brand of mayo.
  • Green Onion – freshly chopped green onions scallions.

Extra Flavoring

For an extra burst of flavor, consider incorporating additional seasonings such as Chopped Peppers, Onion Powder, or Garlic Powder. These simple yet effective additions can elevate the taste profile of your dip.

Homemade friendly sour cream and onion dip served in a white bowl with pork rinds and celery, top down picture.


☑ Before Getting Started

Use a Large Pan to give the onions ample space for caramelization and heat retention.

Step 1 Begin by heating olive oil in a large skillet and adding the chopped onions. Let them sizzle on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Onions in a frying pan.

Step 2 Next, sprinkle a touch of salt, introduce the butter, and lower the heat. Allow the onions to caramelize over the next 15 minutes, stirring occasionally for that perfect golden hue.

Onions with butter.

Step 3 Afterward, incorporate the diced garlic, cooking for an additional 5 minutes.

Caramelized onions in a frying pan.

Step 4 Transfer the contents to a mixing bowl and place it in the freezer for a quick 5-minute cool-down to room temperature.

Caramelized onions in a mixing bowl.

📄 Mixing Bowl Note

Choose a Heat-Resistant Bowl to prevent cracking from temperature changes.

Step 5 Finally, combine this flavorful onion and garlic mixture with sour cream, mayo, and finely chopped green scallions.

Homemade sour cream and onions in a mixing bowl.

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

Keep your dip wrapped in the fridge until ready to serve, and pair it with your choice of dippers like Chips, Crackers, or Veggies.

Paring Recommendations

Pair this dip with other party appetizers like Spinach Artichoke Bites for a delightful party spread.

Homemade sour cream and onion dip served in a white bowl with pork rinds and celery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream in this dip?

Yes, you can, but the flavor will be altered.

Is this dip suitable for a keto or low-carb diet?

Yes, this dip is made with low-carb ingredients.

Storage Tips

Simply place it in an airtight container and pop it in the fridge, where it will stay fresh and delicious for up to 10-14 days.

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Homemade sour cream and onion dip served in a white bowl with pork rinds and celery.

Sour Cream and Onion Dip

Indulge in the delightful flavors of homemade Sour Cream and Onion Dip. This easy-to-make dip is perfect for parties and pairs wonderfully with chips, veggies, or crackers. Say goodbye to store-bought versions and savor the real, creamy goodness of this dip.
5 from 10 votes
Course: dip, Snack
Cuisine: American, Worldwide
Keyword: how to make sour cream and onion dip, sour cream and onion dip, sour cream and onion recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Print Recipe
Calories: 432kcal



  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for Sour Cream and Onion dip.
  • Finely dice onions.
    Chopped onions.
  • In a medium fry pan, add olive oil and chopped onions. Cook on medium heat until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
    Onions in a frying pan.
  • After 30 seconds has passed, add butter and lower heat to medium low. Sprinkle salt and mix together. Cook for 15 minutes to caramelize onions mixing occasionally.
    Onions with butter.
  • In the meantime, finely mince garlic and chop green onion and set aside.
    Chopped garlic.
  • After 15 minutes have passed, combine garlic into a medium fry pan with caramelized onion. Stir well and cook for 5 more minutes.
    Caramelized onions in a frying pan.
  • After 5 minutes, transfer caramelized garlic onion to a bowl and place inside a freezer for 5 minutes (to cool-down).
    Caramelized onions in a mixing bowl.
  • After 5 minutes, in a large mixing bowl, combine sour cream, mayo, green onions, caramelized onion mix and mix well. Transfer to a serving bowl.
    Homemade sour cream and onions in a mixing bowl.


Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 472IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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  1. I’m addicted to this dip!! It’s so good!

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