This creamy french onion dip is made with Greek yogurt and plenty of caramelized onions for an easy, delicious side dish! This tasty dip is perfect for dunking your favorite vegetables or chips!

I love caramelized onions so I thought it would be fun to make a french onion dip with lots of caramelized onions. I wanted to keep it healthier than most store bought dips, so I turned to Greek yogurt. I was surprised at how using fat-free plain Greek yogurt was a perfect replacement for sour cream. I added cream cheese and just enough mayonnaise to make this dip taste decadent, but you can feel good about coming back for seconds!

How to Caramelize Onions

Caramelizing onions is easy but it does take some patience. The trick is to cook them low and slow. While it does take time, it’s relatively hands-off so you can make them while you’re preparing another recipe, cleaning the kitchen, or doing other meal prep tasks.

Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a large skillet and turn the heat to medium. Allow the butter to melt and swirl it around the pan. Add the very thinly sliced onions and stir them into the butter so they’re evenly coated. Sprinkle with salt and sugar and stir until distributed. Keep the heat at medium and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, ensure the pan isn’t too dry. (If the pan looks dry or the onions look like they may stick to the pan, add a splash of water.) Turn the heat down slightly to medium-low and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes, until the onions are a deep brown color.

caramelized onions

Let the onions cool slightly, then transfer to a cutting board. Finely chop the onions, then set them aside. The onions can be prepared a day in advance.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the plain Greek yogurt, softened cream cheese, and mayonnaise. Stir until well combined. Add the soy sauce, garlic powder, and chopped onions. Add salt to taste, if needed. Cover and transfer the bowl to the fridge. Allow the dip to chill for about 30 minutes. This dip can be prepared up to 2 days in advance.

What to Serve with French Onion Dip

Obviously, you can pair this dip with your favorite potato chips. I love using Kettle chips, which are thicker and crunchier so they can stand up to this thick, creamy dip. But you can also dip cucumber slices, carrot sticks, or bell pepper strips!

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greek yogurt french onion dip

Greek Yogurt French Onion Dip

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This creamy french onion dip is made with Greek yogurt and plenty of caramelized onions for an easy, delicious dip! This is perfect for dunking your favorite vegetables or chips!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (low fat, Greek Yogurt, or regular cream cheese is fine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

To caramelize the onions:

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a large skillet and turn the heat to medium. Allow the butter to melt and swirl it around the pan.
  2. Add the very thinly sliced onions and stir them into the butter so they’re evenly coated. Sprinkle with salt and sugar and stir until distributed.
  3. Keep the heat at medium and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, ensure the pan isn’t too dry. (If the pan looks dry or the onions look like they may stick to the pan, add a splash of water.)
  4. Turn the heat down slightly to medium-low and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes, until the onions are a deep brown color.
  5. Let the onions cool slightly, then transfer to a cutting board. Finely chop the onions, then set them aside. The onions can be prepared a day in advance.

To prepare the dip:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the plain Greek yogurt, softened cream cheese, and mayonnaise. Stir until well combined.
  2. Add the soy sauce, garlic powder, and chopped onions. Add salt to taste, if needed.
  3. Cover and transfer the bowl to the fridge. Allow the dip to chill for about 30 minutes. This dip can be prepared up to 2 days in advance.

Keywords: Greek yogurt french onion dip