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French Onion Dip

January 31, 2011

French Onion Dip

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here before but I love football. It’s my favorite sport, and as such, the Super Bowl is one of my favorite “holidays”. What’s not to love? It’s an evening dedicated to watching my favorite sport on TV and stuffing my face with junk food!

When it comes to junk food, crinkled salty potato chips dipped in cool creamy french onion dip is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. It’s one I hardly ever indulge, however, because I know that stuff from the store that comes in a can or jar isn’t very good for me. Plus it never quite tastes right, so I always find myself feeling a bit let down. Not worth it.

French Onion Dip
With the big game coming up on Sunday, I figured this was the perfect chance for me to attempt making my own French Onion Dip.

You guys, this stuff is so easy to make from scratch I’m kind of ashamed to admit I used to buy it from the store. If you can saute onions, you can make this dip! To lighten things up a bit, I used my favorite non-fat Greek yogurt. The finished dip has all of the same great flavors you know from the store bought stuff, but without the chemical and preservative aftertaste. And it’s totally and completely addictive.

Even though my team let me down this year and won’t be playing in the Super Bowl, I know this dip won’t let me down and will be just what I need to stuff my face on Sunday!

French Onion Dip

French Onion Dip

Adapted from Williams & Sonoma
Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Go ahead and make this dip a day ahead of your Super Bowl party. The flavors are really enhanced by the extra time they spend mingling in the fridge, and it’s one less thing you’ll have to do on Sunday.

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1 large OR 2 small yellow onions, finely diced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup 0% plain (unsweetened) greek yogurt
1/4 cup Canola Oil mayonnaise

Directions

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion and salt. Cook, stirring often, until soft and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add the Worcestershire sauce. Stir to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Transfer to a small bowl and cool for 10-15 minutes.

When cooled, add Greek yogurt and mayonnaise. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

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9 Comments
  1. Renee permalink
    January 31, 2011 1:47 pm

    I will be making this as soon as I can get some Greek Yogurt at the store! Love French Onion Dip, but like you, never feel satisfied w/the store version.

  2. oneordinaryday permalink
    January 31, 2011 2:18 pm

    I’m a new convert to onion dip. I love all the caramelized onion flavor in there.

  3. January 31, 2011 2:29 pm

    You know, I loved French onion dip as a kid but you’re so right – it has failed to satisfy the last few times I’ve had it. This one looks delicious and I bet it would also be great doubled as a sandwich spread!

  4. January 31, 2011 5:27 pm

    Oh yum this looks amazing! I think I married the only guy in the world who doesn’t watch football…not that I’m complaining! I should make it for him anyway. :)

  5. January 31, 2011 7:39 pm

    This kind of dip is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine as well. I kind of wish I cared about football just so I could have an excuse to make some of this! I may have to treat myself to some for my birthday next month.

  6. February 3, 2011 12:25 pm

    Chips and dip are my favorite party food! This looks so easy and tasty!

  7. February 3, 2011 7:34 pm

    My husband digs the French Onion Dip in the carton that you buy already made… the gross stuff. Wonder how he’d like a homemade version? This looks fab!

  8. February 4, 2011 1:16 pm

    That looks good and I love that it’s made w/ yogurt instead of sour cream. I have all the ingredients on hand so think I’ll try it! :)

  9. February 6, 2011 4:47 am

    Deliziosa crema di cipolle, ciao

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