Easy Green Onion Dip Recipe

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

Originally published December 2017; this post has been updated.

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

We all have favorite indulgent food that comes out at certain times of the year. For me? It’s green onion dip. It was one of the best things 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 you get at the grocery store? 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. 

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

ingredients for making green onion dip: seasonings, sour cream, and fresh green onions.


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

Green onions Slice fresh green onions thinly or chop even more finely if you don’t like any bits in the dip. If you’ve got dried green onions in the pantry, those will work, too. (Learn how to grow green onions at home for a ready supply!)

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

2 panel showing green onions with spices before and after mixing.

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


This is one of my favorite party dips and a good game day snack. Add it to your next appetizer menu, garnish with fresh parsley, and serve it with: 

Chips: Plain potato chips are my favorite, but you could also serve it with tortilla chips, pita chips, or bagel chips.  

Raw vegetables: Place the dip in a serving bowl and surround it with fresh bell peppers, celery sticks, and carrot sticks. You’ll get to enjoy this flavorful dip and get some servings for fresh veggies in, too. 

Wraps: We know that this dip makes an amazing appetizer. But besides being a great green onion chip dip, it’s an excellent addition to your favorite sandwich wraps. 

bowl of green onion dip amid potato chips on a wooden tray, from above.


Store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. It may separate in storage; give it a good stir before serving.

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

Green Onion Dip Recipe

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. 
4.21 from 94 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Kris Bordessa


  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 4 - 5 green onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt


  • Finely slice green onions. 
    4 - 5 green onions
  • Mix dry ingredients and sliced green onions together in a mixing bowl.
    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
  • Add sour cream; mix well. 
    2 cups sour cream
  • Let dip sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour so the flavors can come together.
  • 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.


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 1530mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1673IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 1mg
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green onion dip recipe in a blue bowl, garnished with green onionsbowl of dip topped with green onions, from above.


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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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