Bloomin’ Onion Dip

bloomin' onion dip

Caramelized Onions, cayenne and black peppers, butter, mayonnaise, sour cream and cream cheese combine to make a slightly spicy, creamy, savory totally tonguegasmic dip that really and truly tastes just like that fried onion blossom that you dip in that slightly spicy creamy dip, you get in restaurants.

This dip is one of the appetizers that I served when Sarah and her family came for dinner, it’s equally delicious with salty potato chips or crisp cold sliced veggies.

Cut 2 medium yellow onions in half and slice into half moon rings


Melt 1/2 stick (4 Tbsp) of butter (mmmmmmmmmmm butter 😉 it really makes everything better) in a skillet

melting butterfor onion dip

Once the butter is melted add in the onions and seasonings

teaspoons of flavor cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the onions are all caramelized and soft and your kitchen smells like a little piece of heaven.  Remove the onions from the heat source and allow them to cool a bit.

sauteeing onions Mix together softened cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream

cream for the onion dip

When the onions are cool, mix the sour cream mixture with 1/2 to 3/4 of the onions (this depends on your onion-y lovin’ palate) and then top with a few more for the pretty factor.

bloomin' onion dip

This dip should be served at room temperature and made just prior to serving.

Perfect for game day parties!

Bloomin’ Onion Dip
  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • ½ stick (4 Tbsp butter)
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper (freshly ground, if possible)
  • ½ C Sour Cream
  • ½ C mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip)
  • ½ block (4 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
  1. Cut the onions in half and then slice each half into half moons, about ⅛″ thick
  2. Heat the butter in a large skillet (cast iron if you’re lucky) over medium heat
  3. When the butter is melted; toss in the onions and seasonings and saute for about 10 minutes.
  4. Lower the heat to medium-low and saute, stirring occasionally for about 20 more minutes, or until the onions are soft and caramelized and your kitchen smells like a little slice of buttery, onion-y, spicy heaven.
  5. remove the onions from the heat source and allow to cool.
  6. Beat cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream together until smooth.
  7. Add in ½ to ¾ of the onions and mix well.
  8. Put in a pretty serving bowl (not a white one, learn from my aesthetic presentation fail) and top with a handful of the pretty caramelized onion goodness.
  9. Serve at room temperature

* If you want to add some crunch to that first bite… top with some fried onion strings

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    • says

      LOL 😉
      sounds like a good plan.. if I believed you 😉 I think it’s so you can have it all to yourself (which is totally how I’ll play it next time, too!)

    • says

      You can SOOO do this, Theresa! Go, Theresa! GO!
      It’s actually really simple to make. Few ingredients and the steps look like a lot but, they aren’t. I just break them down 😉

    • says

      hmmmmm you could take out the cream cheese, if you wanted too… but, it’s more about the texture.. you really don’t “taste” the cream cheese.

      :-) Mozzarella stuffed Jalapenos you say… YUM

  1. says

    Hey Rachel! I came to visit you on Mouthwatering mondays a few times over the summer and for some reason we couldn’t connect. Glad I stopped back in today, as school is back in session and here you are! LOVELY! I always love to catch up on your southern fairytale! We have just changed the name of our tuesday blog hop to Hearth n Soul and are very excited about the refocus on food from your hearth…to feed your soul! Stop by if you can and say hi! My my, I adore anything onion dip, but this looks extra good because of the caramelized onions! No packaged soup mix here missy! I love it! My recipe this week is a lovely childhood food memory and my first attempt at making guanabana tropical ice cream! Enjoy! HUGS! Alex@amoderatelife

  2. says

    I made this yesterday and I already single handedly ate it all without sharing any with anyone. All I can say is WOW! This is awesome. I will never buy or make any other onion dip again. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe.

  3. Amy says

    I started a tradition last year where I make a dip/appetizer every Sunday during football. I made this dip yesterday and we loved it (including a 14 & 11 year old). Probably not a big deal but I did run my knife through the onions after they were carmelized just so I didn’t have too many large pieces. I can’t wait to make it again to share with friends. Thanks so much for Mouthwatering Mondays!!

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