This tasty caramelized onion dip is made with cottage cheese, so it’s a protein-packed snack! It’s perfect when you want something rich and creamy but secretly healthy!

cottage cheese onion dip
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After I fell in love with this Greek yogurt onion dip, I wanted to see if I could make an even healthier version using cottage cheese. This cottage cheese chip dip turned out so well! I love the rich creamy dip infused with caramelized onions. It’s so good! It does take a little while to caramelize the onions, but I promise it’s worth it!

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Olive oil– The olive oil is used to sauté the finely chopped yellow onion. It adds a rich flavor and helps to soften the onions. Feel free to use butter instead.
  • Yellow onion– The finely chopped yellow onion is the main flavor base of the chip dip, providing a savory and aromatic taste.
  • Salt– Salt draws out moisture from the onions and helps them caramelize.
  • Sugar– This helps speed up the caramelization of the onions.
  • Cottage cheese– The blended cottage cheese provides additional creaminess and a mild flavor, contributing to the overall texture and taste of the dip.
  • Plain Greek yogurt– Greek yogurt adds creaminess and tanginess to the chip dip, creating a smooth texture. Fat-free is fine.
  • Mayonnaise– Mayonnaise contributes to the creamy texture of the dip and adds a rich, savory taste.
  • Balsamic vinegar– Balsamic vinegar adds a touch of acidity and depth to the dip, enhancing its overall flavor profile.
  • Worcestershire sauce– Worcestershire sauce brings a complex umami flavor, adding depth and richness to the chip dip. Be sure to use vegetarian Worcestershire as traditional Worcestershire contains fish. I like Annie’s brand for a vegetarian option.
  • Garlic powder– Garlic powder provides a burst of garlic flavor without the texture of fresh garlic.

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