Irma's Cream Cheese Green Onion Chip Dip

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by ann1wp

My mom, Irma, passed away 2 years ago, and this was one of my favorite "treats" that she made. She never liked sour cream dips, but she loved cream cheese. She found/made up this recipe before I was born. Christmas, Easter etc., a family party just wasn't a party without this dip and lots of potato chips! When I brought my boyfriend(now husband) to the first family party, he wasn't too impressed with the dip, as he was used to the saltier, stronger tasting sour cream onion soup mix dip. But now he loves it! He uses it on everything when I make it! He likes it on potato chips, of course, but also on hamburgers, hotdogs, bagels, crackers and even veggies. It has a smooth, creamy texture that enhances other foods instead of overpowering them. One of my sisters uses the basic recipe and then adds a can of drained baby shrimp-if you like shrimp, you'll love that. Other family members add garlic or other spices. I'm submitting the basic recipe that Mom used, with my addition of Bon Appetit, as that is my favorite way to do it. I hope you enjoy this as much as our family does! P.S. you can use low/no fat or Neufchatel cream cheese for fewer calories, and it still tastes good.

Top Review by marilynth

This is sooooo yummy. My son and I had it with veggies last night, and he went back to cut up more veggies. I had to go out to buy more celery and carrots so I could make it again tonight. I used about 3/4 c of goat cream cheese, a large dollop of vegenaise mayonnaise (made with grapeseed oil), about 5 green onions (could do with a bit less), onion powder and garlic granules to taste, celery seed, and a little salt. Last night I added red chilli pepper flakes but it was a bit too hot for me. I also had it on a tomato and cucumber sandwich today and it was delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Basic recipe

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese (Philadelphia is best!)
  • 14-12 cup evaporated milk (you can use regular milk too)
  • 10 -15 green onions
  • Optional add-ins

  • 12-1 teaspoon Bon Appetit seasoning mix (optional) or 12-1 teaspoon beau monde seasoning, mix (optional)
  • 1 (6 ounce) can baby shrimp, drained (optional)
  • onion powder (optional) or salt (optional)
  • garlic powder (optional) or salt (optional)
  • red chili pepper flakes (optional)
  • dill (optional)
  • cajun seasoning, etc (optional)


  1. Put cream cheese in mixer bowl to soften.
  2. Clean and remove roots, then slice green onions thinly. Use all the white tips, most of the light green parts, and slice two or three using the dark green tops for some color. It should be 1/4-1/2 c of onion bits, to your taste. Set aside.
  3. Start beating cream cheese with mixer, adding milk slowly, until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You may need more or less milk to get the consistency you want.
  4. Add Bon Appetit using more or less, to your taste and/or any other spices or herbs you want to use.
  5. Add green onions and mix until they're evenly distributed. Taste and add more seasoning or more milk, as needed.
  6. If you add shrimp, do it last, so they don't get too broken up.
  7. Chill for 1-2 hrs or overnight to let the flavors blend-that never happens at our house, lol, but it does taste better the next day if you can wait!
  8. In a pinch, I have used regular onions, chopped fine. I have even used dehydrated onion flakes, soaked in the milk. This is a very versatile and forgiving recipe. Have fun with it!

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