Pan Fried Onion Dip

Pan-Fried Onion Dip

When I was in high school, my all time favorites was chips and dip.  Ok, more like ruffled potato chips and Frito-Lay canned onion dip.  I remember picking it up at the gas station on my way home from work.  I know it was so bad for me, but I was a teenager.  It was so good!  I’m sure you all remember your favorites that you could eat as a teenager and not worry about anything.  Anyway, a few years ago, I found a recipe for onion dip and fell in love!  I substitute the mayo for vegenaise.  Pair this dip with kettle cooked chips and a Radler (German drink of a pilsner beer mixed with sprite)!  My favorite chips are the Kettle Brand Chips Cheese and Beer flavor.

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Pan Fried Onion Dip

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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes


  • 3 cups thinly sliced yellow onions
  • 2 oz . unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 tsp . ground cayenne
  • 1 tsp . kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp . black pepper
  • 4 oz . cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup  vegenaise


  • Gather all ingredients and equipment.
  • Heat butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.  Add onions, salt, pepper, cayenne, and saute for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occassionally, for 20 more minutes until onions are brown and caramelized.  Allow onions to cool.
  • Place cream cheese, sour cream, and vegenaise in the bowl of a kitchen aid mixer with paddle attachment, beat until smooth.  Add onions and mix well.  Taste for seasonings.


Recipe adapted from Ina Garten
Course: Snacks
Servings: 10 people
Author: Stacey


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