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It’s time to make snack time a liiiittle healthier. You know when you’re running around town or spending time with friends, and there is literally nothing for you to eat that aligns with your carb conscious lifestyle? It’s NO FUN! But you can rest easy, this homemade French onion dip recipe will ensure it never happens again. This French onion dip with cream cheese is not your average grocery store tub of onion dip. Oh no. We’re caramelizing onions and garlic for a rich and savory base, then mixing it together with a creamy dip ingredients like cream cheese and sour cream, and adding fresh thyme to really add to the depth of this caramelized onion dip.
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There are so many ways to serve this French onion dip with cream cheese. Just make sure you have dipper options for everyone, no matter their diet or lifestyle. And, you can find ways to enjoy snack dips like this one even if you’re counting carbs!
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And yes, we’re going to use EPIC Protein Bars as dippers for this homemade French onion dip! Talk about a protein boost and filling snack.
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How To Make French Onion Dip
This easy homemade French onion dip recipe with cream cheese comes together in just 30 minutes! But when you put it out at a party? It probably won’t last that long.
Here’s how to make French onion dip that everyone will love:
- Caramelize onions. Heat butter in a large saute pan, add onions and just a bit of beef bone broth. Saute until the onions are browned and caramelized.
TIP: You don’t want the onions to burn, so as the broth sizzles away, add more broth, 2 tablespoons at a time. Reduce heat if they start to brown too much. The broth will keep the caramelized onions moist, plus it imparts amazing flavor.
- Add garlic. Make a well in the center of the pan and add garlic and saute for about a minute. Stir into the onions. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
- Stir together dip. In a medium bowl, stir together sour cream, softened cream cheese, molasses, fresh thyme, and sea salt. Mix until smooth.
- Stir in caramelized onions. Once the onions have cooled, stir them into the dip. Taste and adjust salt if necessary.
TIP: If you would like a firmer dip, chill for 30 minutes. This also helps the flavors develop, but is not required.
I like to add a little extra thyme on top for serving.
What Are The Ingredients In Caramelized Onion Dip?
You won’t find any packaged dip mix in this caramelized French onion dip! Just real, wholesome ingredients:
- Butter – The key to caramelizing all of the onions.
- Onions – Obviously the main part of this caramelized onion dip recipe. I like to use yellow onions, but you could also use white or red onions as well.
- Beef Bone Broth – You can also use regular beef broth, but I love the richness that bone broth adds.
- Garlic – Gives great savory flavor and depth.
- Sour Cream – The base of this French onion dip recipe.
- Cream Cheese – It wouldn’t be caramelized onion dip with cream cheese without it! It also helps thicken the dip.
- Fresh Thyme – You’ll love this addition of fresh herbs. It makes the dip!
- Sea Salt – Brings out the flavors in this dip.
Is French Onion Dip Healthy?
Healthy is a subjective term, but this homemade French onion dip recipe is made with real food ingredients and has only 4 grams net carbs per serving. The full nutrition info is on the recipe card below.
Be sure to pair it with a carb friendly dipping vehicle, like EPIC Protein Bars!
How Do You Store Homemade French Onion Dip?
Store this easy homemade French onion dip recipe in the fridge for 3-4 days… if you can manage to keep it around that long!
What To Serve With Caramelized Onion Dip
There are so many ways to serve this caramelized onion dip. I love to serve it with a variety of dippers for scooping! Here are a few of my favorites:
- EPIC Protein Bars – The most flavorful way to add a protein boost? Add EPIC Protein Bars as a dipper! I love these bars because they fit perfectly into my carb conscious lifestyle (only 2 grams net carbs each!), and I can grab them last minute.
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- Almond Flour Crackers – These crackers are a nutritious alternative to wheat-based crackers. Nutrient dense and made with just 2 ingredients.
- Zucchini Chips – These veggie “chips” are baked in the oven and made with thinly sliced zucchini, olive oil, and salt. That’s it!
- Bell Peppers – Add some color to your homemade French onion dip with cream cheese platter with red, yellow, and orange bell peppers. Or use the mini bell peppers for even better scooping. Simply cut the mini peppers in half lengthwise and remove the stem and seeds.
- Cucumber Slices – Another great way to add some veggies to snack time, slice cucumbers on the bias (at a slant) to make them extra fancy.
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Keto Caramelized French Onion Dip Recipe
This easy homemade French onion dip recipe with cream cheese is a party fave and perfect snack! See how to make caramelized onion dip with just 6 ingredients and 30 minutes.
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Heat the butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions and 2 tablespoons (29.57 milliliters) of beef bone broth. Saute for 25-35 minutes, adding another 2 more tablespoons (29.57 milliliters) (of broth after the first 10-15 minutes to keep the onions hydrated, and continue to saute until browned and caramelized. Reduce heat if they start to brown too much.
Make a well in the center of the pan. Add the minced garlic and saute for about a minute. Once the garlic is fragrant and starting to brown, stir into the onions. Set the pan aside to cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the sour cream, softened cream cheese, molasses, fresh thyme, and sea salt, until smooth.
Once the caramelized onions have cooled, stir them into the bowl. Add more salt to taste if desired. If you want a firmer dip, chill for at least 30 minutes.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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