Easy Green Onion Dip Recipe

Made from fresh ingredients, this homemade green onion dip recipe is a healthier stand-in than store-bought flavor packets. Add this easy sour cream dip to your next Superbowl party or holiday appetizer buffet.

This thick and creamy Caesar salad dressing is another favorite for dipping around here!

bowl of dip topped with green onions, from above.

We all have favorite indulgent food that comes out at certain times of the year. For me? It’s green onion dip. It was on the snack table at every holiday party or game day when I was growing up. The “special” green onion dip recipe we used? Let’s just say it started with a packet that had a long, unpronounceable ingredient list.

Making green onion dip at home

Does this taste exactly like the little green packet? I’m not gonna lie – it doesn’t. But it’s good. Good enough that my son commented on it being a really good dip — before he knew the backstory of my homemade version. Serve this green onion dip recipe with fresh veggies or homemade potato chips.

This recipe starts with sour cream, but instead of the little packet, the flavoring for this homemade dip comes from fresh green onions and spices. (You can make your own sour cream, too, if you have access to fresh milk!)

Related: French Onion Dip: Mix Up Your Own!

green onion dip recipe in a blue bowl, garnished with green onions


Sour cream — The basis of this green onion dip, much like the store bought packet version, is sour cream. You could substitute Greek yogurt if you like, or use a dairy free yogurt if you have people with special diets to accommodate. 

chopped green onions on wooden cutting board

Green onions Yep, fresh, green onions! Slice thinly or chop even more finely if you don’t like any bits in the dip. (Learn how to grow green onions at home for a ready supply!)

Seasonings — The addition of seasonings like salt, parsley, pepper, turmeric, and celery salt round out the flavors in this delicious homemade dip recipe!

This recipe is easy to mix up, and honestly, the ingredients are something I generally have on hand. Making green onion dip from scratch is another one of those easy conversions from store bought to homemade.

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green onion dip recipe in a blue bowl, garnished with green onions

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green onion dip in a white bowl, served with ruffled chips.

Green Onion Dip Recipe

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Made from fresh ingredients, this green onion dip recipe is a healthier stand in. Add it to your next game day event or holiday appetizer table. 


  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 4-5 green onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt


  1. Finely slice green onions. 
  2. Mix dry ingredients and sliced green onions together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add sour cream; mix well. 
  4. Let dip sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour so the flavors can come together.
  5. Serve with your favorite chips or fresh-cut veggies.


If you prefer an even smoother dip recipe, feel free to mix the recipe in your food processor for smaller bits of green onion.

Use 2-3 tablespoons of dried green onions to replace the fresh onions if you like.

For a dairy free alternative use a non-dairy yogurt in place of the sour cream.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 547mgCarbohydrates: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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Originally published December 2017; this post has been updated.


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About the author: Kris Bordessa is an award-winning National Geographic author and a certified Master Food Preserver. Read more about Kris and how she got started with this site here. If you want to send Kris a quick message, you can get in touch here.

8 comments… add one
  • Debra Roberts May 10, 2023 @ 11:45

    I added too much white pepper. Darn.

    • AttainableSustainable May 11, 2023 @ 3:11

      It might be ok and just have a bit more of a kick to it!

  • Christine English Nov 26, 2021 @ 10:41

    Super yummy! This dip was hit at our Thanksgiving gathering. I couldn’t find the packet at the store, and I’m so glad I came across your recipe because now I’ll never go back!

    • AttainableSustainable Dec 2, 2021 @ 10:01

      I’m happy you love it!

  • Stephanie Apr 13, 2020 @ 14:55

    Yummy! Thanks for this alternative to a soup mix ♥️

    • Cookin'mama72 Feb 8, 2022 @ 14:16

      I cannot find the mix anywhere, but home made is so much better anyway. Yha k you for sharing this recipe. I cannot wait to make it this weekend!

      • AttainableSustainable Feb 10, 2022 @ 6:53

        Homemade is always better, and it’s not difficult! Enjoy 🙂

  • Michelle Mar 24, 2018 @ 14:55

    Great for parties and super tasty.

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