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This delicious French onion dip is made from scratch with your very own homemade dry onion soup mix! This recipe makes for the perfect vegetable and chip dip for parties and with really very little work!

Make sure to make your very own Onion Soup Mix for this recipe! Or make this tasty Hot N’ Cheesy Spinach & Artichoke Dip instead?

french onion dip in a white bowl with a potato chip

French Onion Dip

French onion dip is a classic chip dip for a reason – rich in oniony flavor and slightly fatty from all of the mayo and sour cream; this dip is the perfect accompaniment for parties.

While some people might be put off by the idea of using a soup mix to make a dip for chips, using the classic onion soup mix makes for an incredibly flavorful dip. Of course, you can always make your very own mix instead if you don't mind measuring a few different spices.

Whether you use French's, make your own, or go store brand for your onion soup mix, this recipe will taste amazing no matter what.    

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French Onion Dip Ingredients

Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.

• Onion soup mix

• Sour cream

• Mayonnaise

• Garlic powder

• Fresh chives

french onion dip spices in a bowl

How To Make French Onion Dip

• Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl

• Adjust the seasonings based on how you prefer them

• Cover and place in the refrigerator for a few hours so that the dry onions soften and flavors meld

• Serve with a variety of vegetables and chips

french onion dip on a tray with carrots celery and chips

Can You Use Low Fat Alternatives

A common question when there is a lot of mayonnaise, sour cream, or other fatty ingredients in a recipe is whether or not you can use some lower-fat alternatives.

While there are plenty of surprisingly decent low-fat mayonnaise and sour creams out there, this is not really one of those recipes that you want to try and save calories on.

If you are making a French onion dip, you are probably hosting a party or, at the very least, making a bit of a treat for yourself.

This means that you probably don’t want to be making a sub-par dip; imagine the shock and horror when other people taste the dip and discover it is low fat?

While this dip will obviously be a lot of calories and probably be more than your entire day's amount of recommended fat, it is sometimes worth it to splurge a little bit and enjoy something that is a bit too rich and fatty.

If you are going to have this dip, enjoy it infrequently, but when you do make it, really try and enjoy it – this means use the full-fat versions and just accept that might need to take it easier for the next few days when it comes to fat and calories.

french onion dip in a bowl with a potato chip and chives

What Kind Of Things Should You Serve This With?

French onion dip has long been used as the ultimate party dip, equal parts fatty, creamy, and umami, and despite being made from onion soup mix, it somehow doesn't taste only of onions, but instead just sort of… incredible in general.

This is what makes French onion dip so versatile – you can serve it with basically anything, and it will taste good.

The classic combination is probably going to be to serve it with crackers or some tortilla chips, but veggie options were pretty good too.

Freshly peeled and thinly sliced carrots, or even some thinly sliced celery, make for a great dip delivery vehicle.

You can also try and use this dip as a sauce in other party foods – why not try using this dip like mayonnaise to spread into a party sub or as a dip for some hot wings?

The other thing you can do is eat this dip straight with a spoon since it’s so good! However, maybe keep that for yourself, away from the party and prying eyes.

Looking for more delicious Dip recipes? Try these out:

Chili Cheese Dip

Baba Ganoush Recipe (Roasted Eggplant / Aubergine Dip)

Rotel Dip, The BEST Velveeta Cheese Dip

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French Onion Dip

This delicious French onion dip is made from scratch with your own homemade dry onion soup mix! The perfect vegetable and chip dip for parties!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
dips, Sauces
2 cups
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 batch onion soup mix see notes
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives finely minced


  • Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl. Adjust seasonings if desired.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for a few hours so that the dry onions soften.
  • Serve with vegetables and chips.

Recipe Notes

  • Use one package of commercial dry onion soup mix if wanted
  • Play around with the ratio of mayo and sour cream
  • Use low fat mayo and sour cream if desired 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 87kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 44mg, Potassium: 51mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 249IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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