Best Ever Fresh Onion Dip

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

A lighter onion dip that tastes fabulous. Serve it with pretzels or raw veggies. Since I only make this dip with the fabulous Texas 1015 sweet onions, this recipe must be a Southwestern U.S. recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir cream cheese and sour cream in a medium bowl until blended.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet.
  3. Add onion, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes or until onion is soft, but not browned.
  4. Let cool completely.
  5. Stir into cream cheese mixture along with sliced green onion.
  6. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes for flavors to blend.
  7. It's best if chilled over night.


Most Helpful

Wow, everyone loved this dip! My father-in-law came in town over the weekend and we grilled burgers for dinner. I whipped up this dip in the morning and put it in the refrigerator for several hours before serving. We all snacked on it until the burgers were done and everyone raved about the dip! I followed the directions exactly and I don't think I would change a thing! Definitely a keeper!

Kim D. March 10, 2003

Very quick to do and good. I lightened it up a bit more with nonfat products and it was STILL good. Very onion-y. I bought pretels especially to dip but it would be good with anything. Also a very inexpensive recipe to make--a good one!

Kasha March 07, 2007

Thanks for a terrific dip recipe! I love onions and when I read this simple yet tasty-sounding recipe, I knew it was the one to try. I made it to go with our family Christmas dinner appetizers and boy, was I glad I did! It was a hit! The family cooks wanted the recipe for themselves, loving that it had all fresh ingredients and were very impressed with the taste for a lower-fat dip! I used one shallot to round out the cup of chopped onions for a bit of garlic (a favorite) flavor & it was perfect. Garlic-lovers might even like using half shallots/half sweet onions, but I especially love onions in a dip, so I stuck with mostly the sweet. I chilled it overnight and the consistency was perfect. I forgot the vegetables to go with the dip and my family didn't miss them at all - they said they thought it went great with the variety of crackers I served. It is exciting to have a delicious, simple and versatile new party food to take to any social event and share with friends and family in the future!

Camikitty December 26, 2006

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