French Onion Dip Recipe: Mix Up Your Own!

This homemade French onion dip recipe fulfills the need to snack! Add your favorite cut veggies or chips and satisfy a craving.

Be sure to try my family’s favorite green onion dip or this easy cream cheese dip, too!

french onion dip in a brown bowl from above, with chips.

Whether it be at a football game, family get-together, tailgating, or just to snack on at home, French onion dip with chips is always a favorite to indulge in.

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French Onion Dip is a Crowd Pleaser

Unfortunately, most store-bought dips — including the beloved onion dip in the blue packet — contain MSG, dextrose, the questionable “spices” ingredient, and GMOs.

For someone who is consciously trying to eat better and eliminate processed ingredients, this could prove to be an issue — especially when even organic versions contain maltodextrin.

Thankfully, you don’t have to sacrifice quality of ingredients and taste in order to enjoy your favorite dip!

dip with ruffled chips in a brown bowl


Sour cream — Look for a clean brand at the store or you can also make your own with just two ingredients.

Onion — I use onion powder and the minced, dried onion bits.

Seasonings — When you read the list, it is very similar to a ranch seasoning. But this is so much healthier than a packet and you can customize everything. These are basic spices I urge you to keep in your pantry for all of your cooking.

How to Make French Onion Dip

Combine the spices so they are mixed well.

Stir into the sour cream and then chill for at least an hour. This allows the flavors to develop and the onions to soften up.


Will this taste like store-bought dip?

No – and that’s the good part! This homemade dip recipe is bursting with true, authentic flavor. The kind you get when using fresh spices. It’s much prettier too; the added turmeric turns the dip a light yellow hue with green flecks of parsley and celery seed.

How do I store this dip?

Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You may see some separation but just stir it back in before serving.

Serving French Onion Dip

Try this with your favorite sturdy potato chip, sweet potato chips, or veggie sticks.

Here’s to better ingredients and eating real food flavors that taste a million times better than store-bought!

30+ DIY Condiments to Make at Home

This French onion dip is just one great condiment you can make yourself! Why not try your hand at making more? 

homemade sour cream in a green bowl.

Making sour cream at home requires just two ingredients — and a little bit of patience. It’s great to make in a pinch to avoid a trip to the store, and DIYing can really cut down on the number of plastic tubs you bring home. Get the recipe here.

spicy mustard in a jar.

You might be surprised to discover just how easy it is to make mustard at home! Another two ingredient recipe, this one has many variations to suit your taste buds. Get the recipe here.  

homemade mayonnaise in a glass dish.

Whip up a batch of homemade mayonnaise with pantry ingredients! This recipe results in a flavor similar to our favorite jarred mayo and can be ready in just a minute. Get the recipe here.

See the entire collection of homemade condiment recipes you can make at home here!

french onion dip served with brightly colored veggies.

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french onion dip in a brown bowl from above, with chips.

Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Be the life of the party with this dip - you won't be including any sketchy ingredients!


  1. Stir dry ingredients together. Pour spices into the sour cream; mix well.
  2. Let dip sit in the refrigerator for an hour so the flavors can come together. Serve with chips or chopped veggies.


Store this dip in the fridge for up to five days. If there is any separation, stir the dip before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 11 Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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Originally published in September 2015; this post has been updated.

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About the author: Loriel is on a journey to a more natural life and hopes to inspire those around her by writing about her stories on her blog Naturally Loriel. She lives an abundant life with her husband Scott, toddler Andrew, a crazy little Lilly cat and a flock of 8 chickens. She’s a dreamer of self-sufficiency, a lover of all things sweet, and has a knack for story-telling.

23 comments… add one
  • Sarah Mar 5, 2023 @ 15:34

    Very good and less calories with Greek yogurt

    • AttainableSustainable Mar 6, 2023 @ 13:09

      That’s an option for those interested!

      • Jeri Osborn Apr 10, 2023 @ 11:51

        Why is there turmeric in the recipe. I find it rather over powering in other things I have made. This recipe sounds more like what I am looking for. My oldest daughter is super sensitive to MSG and it is in most store bought chip dips. Thank you. Jeri

        • AttainableSustainable Apr 13, 2023 @ 3:06

          Feel free to omit the turmeric and customize the spices however you want them!

  • Rosa Mar 1, 2023 @ 16:44

    Good recipe! Only change I would make is leave out the turmeric or cut the amount in half.

    • AttainableSustainable Mar 2, 2023 @ 4:08

      Feel free to make it your own! 🙂

  • Donna Jan 31, 2023 @ 13:43

    I made this for the first time today. It was delicious!! Thank you for sharing this recipe !!

    • AttainableSustainable Feb 2, 2023 @ 4:54

      You’re welcome, glad you loved it! 🙂

  • Joy Campbell Mar 22, 2021 @ 11:10

    Can you store the dry ingredients? and if so for how long?

    • Kris Bordessa Mar 23, 2021 @ 17:18

      Sure! If kept airtight, I would think it would last for months.

  • Holly Mar 11, 2021 @ 9:35

    Hi! I’m just curious about the serving size. It says that it makes 12 servings, but the actual serving size itself says “1 grams”. Was this meant to be 10 grams?

    • Kris Bordessa Jul 16, 2021 @ 16:54

      I do believe I’ve fixed that! Thanks.

  • Debbie Feb 12, 2021 @ 5:49

    This recipe is really awesome. I would not change a thing. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Kris Bordessa Feb 21, 2021 @ 17:06

      Great to hear!

  • Nance Nov 24, 2020 @ 7:28

    Instead of dried onions and onion powder, I love using finely minced fresh green onions (scallions) and a few finely minced fresh chives (less, if dried.) Also, dried roasted garlic gives such a great flavor. And Greek yogurt instead of sour cream! Mmmm — I can hardly wait for Thanksgiving apps!

  • Kathryn May 28, 2019 @ 16:52

    Love it! I have tried several recipes and always was disappointed until this one. Now I can satisfy my craving without subjecting myself to an allergic reaction from MSG! Thank you so much!

    • Kris Bordessa May 29, 2019 @ 14:18


  • Michelle Mar 24, 2018 @ 19:31

    Great for snacking! Super tasty.

  • Peter Nov 19, 2016 @ 16:21

    very interesting recipe.

  • MarilynHawaii Oct 24, 2015 @ 13:49

    Try substituting crushed garlic and finely grated onions for powders. Itʻs amazing what a difference in makes in the richness of the taste.

    • Kris Bordessa Nov 4, 2015 @ 11:11

      I’ll bet it does!

    • Nikki Krakauer Oct 22, 2020 @ 9:48

      Absolutely!!! A weak sister, without!

  • Candi Oct 10, 2015 @ 11:57

    No MSG! Woo Hoo!

    Love it!

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