Make this 3 ingredient onion dip as a family-friendly snack for your next holiday party or summer pool party. Not only is it flavorful and easy to make with budget-friendly ingredients, but it is versatile enough for all occasions during the year.
3 Ingredient Chip Dip
With only three ingredients, this easy chip dip makes a great last-minute appetizer or snack.
I’m sure this will be your new favorite easy appetizer for any event! It’s always been a success on my table, and I hope it brings you many happy moments too.
Serve on game day, an evening of summer grilling, at a birthday party, or anytime you want an easy snack for a crowd. Options are endless.
The final recipe is egg-free, gluten-free, keto, refined sugar-free, and vegetarian.
How to Make Creamy Onion Dip
Gather three ingredients and make a 3 ingredient easy onion dip recipe with sour cream in just five minutes!
No hidden add-on’s here; what you see is what you get. This is a tried and true three ingredient recipe that works all the time, every time.
- Sour cream – the main body of this dip is soft, tangy sour cream
- Cream cheese – adds a thicker volume to the dip and ultra-creamy texture
- French onion soup mix – one packet will give you all the flavor you need, or make a DIY seasoning mix with dry pantry goods you probably already have on hand
Here’s the recipe for a simple homemade French onion soup mix. I will copy it into the printable recipe card below too.
DIY French Onion Soup Mix
- ¼ cup dried onion flakes
- 3 beef bullion cubes, grated to fill 1 tbsp
- ¼ tsp parsley flakes
- ¼ tsp celery salt
- ⅛ tsp paprika
- ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
Follow these simple, fool-proof directions, and you can’t go wrong!
This recipe takes five minutes flat when using a pre-made packet of seasoning. So go ahead and set your timer! I thought it sounded too good to be true, but no. Five minutes is all you need.
It only costs you a minute or two more if you use homemade French onion soup seasoning blend. Either way, this dip is super quick!
Start by pulling out one medium mixing bowl (or two if you make the DIY seasoning), a spoon for mixing, and a pretty bowl to serve in.
Then, get into the action.
- Combine the sour cream and cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl.
- Open the seasoning mix or make your own DIY version. Stir it into the mixing bowl and combine well.
- Serve immediately.
I pair this dip with fresh veggie sticks, but you can also serve it with crackers, potato chips, pita chips, or a loaf of French bread. If you need more ideas, check out these additional sides to serve with onion dip.
If there’s any leftover (I doubt there will be), spread it on sandwiches or wraps the next day.
Nutritional Info for 3 Ingredient Onion Dip
This recipe yields 12 (1-ounce) servings.
Need to know about French onion dip calories? There are 118 calories per serving.
Each serving also includes:
- 3 g protein
- 9 g fat
- 6 g total carbs
- 0 g fiber
- 6 g net carbs
Please note that the nutritional value will change if you substitute ingredients. Use a nutrition app like My Fitness Pal to recalculate and reflect your changes.
Healthy French Onion Dip FAQ
Once made and stored in an airtight container, French onion dip will last for about 3 to 5 days in the fridge. I don’t recommend freezing it because dairy-based dips generally don’t freeze well.
This homemade French onion dip is completely gluten-free! You get a great gluten-free snack when you serve it with veggie sticks. Since most chips have gluten, read the labels carefully before buying and confirm the product is made with ingredients suitable for your preferences.
I usually don’t recommend freezing sour cream because doing so negatively affects the quality. Even though it’s safe to do and can store for up to three months in an airtight, freezer-safe container, the texture changes when you thaw it out. Therefore, this dip is best eaten fresh.
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