caramelized onion dip

this dip is a great new years dip for everyone to enjoy, kids and adults. it is a homemade version of the classic french onion dip made with lipton soup mix. however, adults may find this recipe more nostalgic than the kids. It is surprisingly so tasty that you might find yourself wondering what else it could be used for. here are a couple of ideas; perfect on a baked potato, in sandwiches, quesadillas, omelettes, and the list could go on…


2 tbs unsalted butter

2 medium onions, thinly sliced

1 garlic clove, minced

kosher salt and black pepper

1 8-ounce bar cream cheese, at room temperature

1 c sour cream or crème fraiche

3 tbs chopped fresh chives

thick-cut potato or vegetable chips, thinly sliced english cucumber, and/or carrots


melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. add the onions and ½ teaspoon salt and saute, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes.  add the minced garlic when the onions are nearly finished. saute for 2 minutes. remove from heat and let cool.

in a medium bowl, mix together the onions, cream cheese, sour cream, chives, 1/2 teaspoon each of kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper. serve with the chips and vegetables.

can be made ahead and refrigerated. bring to room temperature before serving.

bon appetit!

recipe source: Real Simple, recipes


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