3 ingredient Easy Onion Dip Recipe (a Must try!)

3-Ingredient Easy Onion Dip Recipe
Prep. time:
60 min
4 dishes

Looking for a quick and delicious dip that will be the star of your next gathering? This 3-ingredient easy onion dip is a must-try! It’s incredibly simple to make, yet bursting with flavor. Perfect for parties, game nights, or just a cozy snack at home, this dip will have everyone coming back for more. Let’s dive into this effortless recipe and see how you can whip up a crowd-pleaser in no time.

Preparation Time and Details

  • Total Time:
    • Preparation: 5 minutes
    • Chilling: 1 hour (optional, but recommended for best flavor)
  • Serves: 4-6 people
  • Difficulty: Easy


The Necessary Ingredients (Possible in All Kinds of Variations)

  • 1 packet of onion soup mix (1 oz)
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise

Alternative Ingredients

For a vegan version, use vegan sour cream and vegan mayonnaise. For a healthier version, substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream and use a light mayonnaise.

Preparation Time

This dip is incredibly quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for last-minute gatherings or spontaneous snacking. The entire process, including preparation and chilling, takes about 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Steps of Preparation (Possible in All Kinds of Variations)

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the sour cream and mayonnaise until well blended.
  2. Add the onion soup mix to the bowl and stir thoroughly until fully combined.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to let the flavors meld together (optional but recommended).
  4. Serve the dip with your favorite chips, vegetables, or crackers.

Nutritional Benefits

  • High in Calcium: The sour cream provides a good amount of calcium, essential for bone health.
  • Source of Protein: If using Greek yogurt, the dip will have an added protein boost, beneficial for muscle repair and growth.
  • Low in Carbohydrates: This dip is low in carbs, making it a great option for those following a low-carb diet.
  • Versatile Base: The dip can be customized with additional ingredients to enhance its nutritional profile, such as chopped vegetables or fresh herbs.

Possible Additions or Upgrades

  • Add Fresh Herbs: Incorporate chopped fresh chives or parsley for an extra burst of flavor and freshness.
  • Include Cheese: Mix in some shredded cheese like cheddar or mozzarella for a richer, creamier dip.
  • Spice It Up: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or some hot sauce for a spicy kick.
  • Mix in Vegetables: Finely chopped onions, bell peppers, or even spinach can add texture and nutrients.


Can I make this dip ahead of time? Yes, making it ahead of time allows the flavors to meld together even better.

How long does the dip last in the fridge? It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

What can I serve with this dip? Chips, crackers, fresh vegetables like carrots, celery, and bell peppers all pair wonderfully.

Can I use a different soup mix? Yes, you can experiment with other flavors of soup mix to create a unique dip.

Is this dip gluten-free? Check the onion soup mix packet to ensure it is gluten-free, as some brands may contain gluten.

Can I use low-fat ingredients? Yes, low-fat sour cream and mayonnaise can be used without compromising the taste.

What if I don’t have mayonnaise? You can use all sour cream or substitute the mayonnaise with Greek yogurt.

How can I make the dip thicker? Use less mayonnaise or add more sour cream to achieve a thicker consistency.

Can I freeze the dip? It’s not recommended to freeze this dip as the texture may change upon thawing.

How can I make the dip dairy-free? Use dairy-free substitutes for sour cream and mayonnaise to make it suitable for those with dairy allergies.

From my experience, this onion dip has been a hit at family gatherings and parties. It’s incredibly versatile and always leaves guests asking for the recipe. Don’t forget to share your delicious creation on social media and spread the joy with friends and family!

Enjoy making and sharing this delightful dip!


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