Lipton Onion Soup Dip is a nostalgic recipe that uses simple ingredients to make a classic French onion dip.Jump to Recipe
This recipe is probably already an addicting family favorite in your house that gets made frequently. It’s a nostalgic throwback that goes back to the 80s!
This super easy French Onion Dip made by using the Lipton Onion Soup Dip packets is something my mom always made, so for me, it reminds me of my childhood. I don’t normally use premade mixes because of the preservatives in them, but occasionally, they’re okay. Moderation, right?
This dip takes hardly any time at all thanks to the Lipton dry onion soup & dip mix that gets used here. This is going to be quite a short post because of just how simple this recipe is!
LIPTON ONION SOUP DIP
Sometimes I’ll make this dip from scratch, but other times the mix works perfectly as a shortcut and tastes so good. All you need for this easy recipe is a packet of Lipton onion soup mix and 16 ounces of sour cream.
However, to make things a little more complex and interesting, I also usually mix in caramelized onions and some fresh chives! It’s some minimal extra effort that takes the dip up a notch for sure. After making French onion dip at home (whether with a spice packet or your own spices), you won’t want to go back to store-bought dip again.
Of course, this delicious dip wouldn’t be complete without potato chips and vegetables to dip with!
This Creamy onion dip has a rich flavor of onion and a creamy texture thanks to the sour cream. This French onion dip is perfect for when you don’t want to make it from scratch or don’t have time. The Lipton onion soup & dip mixes are a pantry staple that you may even have already since you can use them for other things as well. (not sponsored, I just love versatility!)
As I mentioned, this recipe uses only a few basic ingredients:
- Pint of sour cream
- Yellow onions sliced thinly for sauteing
- Lipton onion soup dip mix
- Fresh chives
- Things for dipping like chips & veggies
HOW TO MAKE FRENCH ONION SOUP DIP
To make this dip it’s so simple and only takes about 10 minutes!
- After you thinly slice half a yellow onion, you’ll heat a medium saucepan on medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil.
- Next, sauté the onion until they’re caramelized. Stir occasionally to keep them from burning. You’ll know they’re done when they start to get sticky and become a deep caramel color.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the sour cream and onion soup mix
- Stir in the sauteed onions to the dip until everything is well combined
- Top with minced fresh chives to really upgrade it!
- Keep chilled until ready to serve
How to serve
To serve this Lipton Onion Soup Dip: have potato chips, pretzels, baby carrots, celery, strips of bell pepper, raw broccoli crowns, or cucumber sticks for dipping!
In case you’re in a pinch and need to make a French onion dip, but you don’t have the Lipton Soup Packets, chances are you might just have the ingredients used in the packet in your spice cabinet instead.
- To make your own mix: ½ tbsp onion powder, ½ tbsp dehydrated onion flakes, ½ tbsp garlic powder, ½ tsp sea salt, ¼ tsp ground black pepper, and 1 tsp dried parsley. Stir all the spices together and replace for the dip mix in the recipe
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A tbsp of this French Onion Dip contains 70 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2.6 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of protein. The recipe will make 2 cups worth of dip.
Note that if you use reduced-fat sour cream, there are only 40 calories per serving.
You can store this dip without a problem since you will most likely have leftovers. Just keep it in an airtight container or even just a bowl wrapped tightly with aluminum foil would be okay. It will keep for about 5 days.
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Lipton Onion Soup Dip
- ½ yellow onion
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 16 ounces sour cream
- 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup & Dip Mix
Slice the yellow onion thinly. Heat a medium sized skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil when hot. Add the onion and saute until golden brown, stir occasionally to not burn. Turn off the heat when the onions are done.
In a medium sized bowl, add all of the sour cream and one packet of the Lipton Onion Soup & Dip Mix. Stir to combine. Add in the sauteed onions and mix everything together.
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