caramelized onion dip

Carmelized Onion Dip

  • Author: Brittany Dixon
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


Make and take this to your next party or set out as a fun appetizer or afternoon snack. Be sure to see the Instant Pot option, too!



For Caramelized Onions:

1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices

1 tablespoon butter

1/4 teaspoon salt

pinch pepper

For Dip:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper


To make Caramelized Onions:

Traditional method

Stir onion slices, butter, salt, and pepper together in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30-45 minutes or until caramelized.

Instant Pot method

Combine onion, butter, salt, and pepper together in the container of an Instant Pot. Cook on sauté mode for 5 minutes. Close lid and cook on manual for 8 minutes. After carefully releasing the pressure, remove lid and sauté an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until extra liquid cooks away.

To make Dip:

Combine cream cheese and sour cream. Stir in parsley, lemon juice, sugar, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and onions. Serve with fresh vegetables, chips, or crackers.