Caramelised Onion Dip

Caramelised Onion Dip with crackers
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Caramelised Onion Dip is a simple and delicious dip – and one that the whole family will enjoy!

I’m sharing this recipe with you and Erica from Bring Your Own Kombucha! I thought this recipe would perfect for her to suggest to readers for a delicious snack to enjoy whilst watching the football.

I love food that has been designed for sharing. It is without a doubt my favourite way to eat. I love a good variety of food. And I also am a firm believer that sharing food with loved ones is a wonderful bonding experience.

One of my favourite share foods is my Caramelised Onion Dip.

The dip is just five ingredients (one of these even being pepper!) It makes a generous quantity, perfect for a crowd.

Using a small food processor or blender, I firstly soften the cream cheese and then add the remaining ingredients. If you don’t have a food processor, you could easily do this by hand. I top the finished product with a little fresh thyme for a lovely colour contrast.

This dip has become a firm favourite in my household – it takes only minutes to prepare and is utterly delicious, rich and creamy.

Serve the Caramelised Onion Dip with crackers, toasted bread, or some celery and carrot sticks. It is a crowd pleaser!


Xx Alex

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our other dip recipes:

5 from 29 votes

Caramelised Onion Dip

Deliciously rich, creamy and simple to make!

Course Nibbles, Snack, Starter
Cuisine French
Keyword caramelised, delicious, dip, easy, onion, share food, simple
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 190 kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 250 g cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 cup caramelised onion jam
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme finely chopped, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Take cream cheese out of the fridge in advance to allow it to soften.

    Place in blender, whiz until it is smooth. 

  2. Add remaining ingredients to the blender and combine until smooth.

  3. Place dip in a serving dish, and garnish with fresh thyme.

    Serve with your choice of biscuits/crudites. 

Recipe Notes

– I use Beerenberg Caramelised Onion in this recipe, but there are many other options.

– If you prefer, you can caramelise your own onions.


Nutrition Facts
Caramelised Onion Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 150mg7%
Potassium 122mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 690IU14%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Caramelised Onion Dip
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I'm Alex – a passionate foodie and writer. I love sharing delicious and simple recipes to inspire you in the kitchen. Try a recipe? I'd love to see your creations! #itsnotcomplicatedrecipes

143 Comments on “Caramelised Onion Dip”

  1. 5 stars
    It made me hungry. It looks delicious. And the recipe looks interesting. I would love to try it out.

  2. This looks like such an easy recipe to make for a party! I love anything onion flavored so I’ll have to try it out.

  3. 5 stars
    I like how fast this onion dip can be done, just within 10 mins! I would love to try this out one day.

  4. 5 stars
    This dip sounds so delicious! Actually one of my favorite dips is hummus with caramelised onions. I love everything that has caramelised onions in it. 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    This looks so delicious! Caramelised onion dip is one of our favourite dips but I always have to buy it in – I’m definitely going to be giving making my own a try now!

  6. Onion dip is one of my favorites, but i never tried making it. this needs to be a experiment soon!

  7. OMG– my favorite dip of all time. I can’t wait to try this dip and serve it for the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Lovely recipe! Absolutely agree that sharing food is a great way for relationship bonding 🙂 thanks for this great sharing 🙂 cheers siennylovesdrawing

  9. I love a good simple recipe. I cant wait to try this out because onion dips is definitely one of my favorites.

  10. This caramelised dip sounds delicious and one my whole family wuold love and enjoy! I will try it for sure 🙂

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  13. This looks amazing and the recipe sounds delicious. Interestingly, I have not had any dip in ages but had a craving for some earlier this week so I picked up a pre-made tube from Trader Joe’s.

  14. Hey Alex,

    I haven’t tried your dip yet, just wondering how do children like it? I have a 5-year-old with a pretty advanced pallet. He loves caramelized or grilled onions but hates them cooked any other way lol. I’m going to have to give this a try!

  15. 5 stars
    This looks like such a simple yet tasty recipe. I’ll have to add it to my saved recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I agree about dips; one of my favourite foods. And when caramelised onions are included – it speaks my language. Let me know if you make it. 🙂

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  21. I’ve never tried caramelised onion, but I think its going to taste great. Will give it a try.

  22. 5 stars
    That look so delicious! I love how easy this dip can do, I will definitely try this. Thank you!

  23. 5 stars
    This look so good and tasty, I am going to try this for our weekend afternoon snacks. Thanks for sharing!

  24. 5 stars
    Caramelised onion is one of my favorite flavours out there! I love it on top of hummus or as a sauce. I never imagined it in a dip though, but it sounds so delicious!

  25. 5 stars
    I really love onion dips. Love it with my plain chips, I would love to try homemade dips, it looks easy.

  26. 5 stars
    This dip taste so good and it was so easy to make! We love having dips for BBQs and this one was a hit!

  27. 5 stars
    I haven’t tried making any kind of dips. I just bought it from supermarkets. But it looks so delicious. I better share it with my friends.

  28. This looks amazingly delicious! I never even considered to make my own onion dip. I usually use onion soup mix, but this just sounds so much more delicious! I must try this for my next gathering.

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