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Sweet Onion Dip

Skip the prefab dips in the market; this cooked Vidalia dip is beyond better. The onions are subdued to begin with; cooking them concentrates their sugars for extra sweetness.

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  • Yield: Makes 2 cups
Sweet Onion Dip

Source: Everyday Food, July 2007


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Vidalia onions (1 pound total), finely chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat bar cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives
  • Potato chips, for serving


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine onions, sour cream, cream cheese, vinegar, and chives; season with salt and pepper. Chill dip until slightly thickened, about 1 hour; or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days. Serve with chips.

Reviews (14)

  • hcrossn 22 Oct, 2011

    Nutritional facts (daily value): Calories 122.94kcal; Protein 0.392g (1%); Total Fat 13.588g (21%)(Sat. 1.882g (9%)); Chol. 0mg (0%); Carb. 0.522g (0%); Fiber 0.3g (1%); Sugars 0.222g; Calcium 11.175mg (1%); Iron 0.268mg (1%); Sodium 0.63mg (0%); Vit. C 6.972mg (12%); Vit. A 522.36IU (10%); Trans fat 0g

  • cmh2hou 7 Feb, 2011

    I appreciate all the great ideas at Picked this recipe last week as I was preparing for a friend's Super Bowl party. Lots of chopping - and I'm no pro at this skill - but the end result is simply delicious and different than usual dips. It was a BIG hit at the party! I also liked the fact a very small amount of sour cream and cream cheese is used.

  • RosalieL 16 Sep, 2010

    I would also like to know the nutritional content, especially the cholesterol level.


  • jshield 22 Aug, 2010

    I was always a fan of the "Lipton Soup Onion Soup" dip. I never thought it could be made better. (lol!) This dip was very easy to make and was strickingly different from the average onion dip. It is soooo worth the extra step of cooking the onions. My guests (I had 30) were commenting about it through the night. This dip was gone by the end of the night! Make it!

  • roselle73 23 Jul, 2010

    GREAT! So simple, yet fresh and flavorful. My new go-to dip for the summer!

  • Champagne 21 Jul, 2010

    What is the nutritional content?

  • carabau 3 Mar, 2010

    Very fresh and delicious! Not like the sticky sour brand type dip. I want to add crab,celery and green onions for a great salad..yum!

  • PeakToCreek 2 Mar, 2010

    Really nice. Pull out the ripple chips!

  • Alina8118 14 Dec, 2009

    Easy to make and SO good. I would definitely recommend this dip.

  • chefletisia 11 Dec, 2009

    Really great dip! Easy and super yummy. I find myself craving it. It's a keeper.

  • heathergoode 3 Sep, 2009

    this dip is super good - it was a big hit!!!

  • awh 31 Dec, 2008

    This is great! I made it for a party and had several people ask me for the recipe. Easy, can be made in advance, and tastes delicious - a perfect recipe!

  • awh 31 Dec, 2008

    This is great! I made it for a party and had several people ask me for the recipe. Easy, can be made in advance, and tastes delicious - a perfect recipe!

  • unitygal 26 May, 2008

    This was so easy and tasted delicious. My sister loves that greyish onion soup dip, this was a fresh and yummy alternative. I added some flat leaf parsley before serving.

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