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Caramelized Onion Dip

  • Author: Sprinkles and Sea Salt


Caramelized Onion Dip, loaded with thinly sliced, perfectly caramelized onions and baked until sizzling. It’s a great dip for entertaining. 



2 tbsp unsalted butter

4 small yellow onions, sliced thin

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp dry sherry (optional)

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp dijon mustard

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/2 cup gruyere

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 tbsp bread crumbs


Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat

Add the onions, season with salt

Reduce to medium-low heat, working with a wooden spoon, sauté for 8-10 minutes until the onions reduce by about half

Add in the brown sugar, dry sherry and balsamic vinegar, continue to sauté until the onions are golden brown and reduce by about half again

Preheat oven to 450°F

In a medium sized bowl, mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, dijon mustard and garlic powder

Fold in the caramelized onions and gruyere

Transfer the dip to a crock or small cast iron skillet

In a small bowl, mix together the parmesan cheese and bread crumbs

Top with the bread crumb mixture

Bake for 5-8 minutes until the top is browned

Serve immediately with chips for dipping