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Carmelized Onion Dip Recipe

Carmelized Onion Dip

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • 2 large yellow onions, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup good mayonnaise


  • Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet on medium heat.  Add the onions, chipotle, salt, and pepper; and saute for 5 minutes.  Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring regularly, for 20 minutes or until the onions are brown and carmelized.  Let the onions cool.
  • Place the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise in the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, and beat until smooth.  Add the onions and mix well.  Store in the refrigerator but serve at room temperature.  Makes 2 cups.