Fresh Onion Dip

Homemade Oven-Dried Onion Dip

It doesn't require a special occasion to make this delicious dip!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Onion Dip
Prep Time 8 minutes
Drying time for onions (oven will be off but hot) 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 8 minutes
Servings 3
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  • ½ of a whole white or yellow onion (medium to large size) peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons instant beef bouillon granules


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Spread the chopped onion on a cookie sheet or large pizza pan (it works best if the cookie sheet or pizza pan is completely flat without edges on the sides).  Make sure that the onion is completely spread out on the pan and not piled up in any lumps.
  • After the oven heats up to 400 degrees F. wait about 10 minutes to make sure the oven is good and hot.  Then, turn off the oven and immediately put the onions inside the oven and close the oven door as quickly as possible.
  • Turn on the oven light and let the onions sit in the oven without opening the door for 4 hours. 
  • Then the onions should be dried and should come off the cookie sheet with a spatula. The chopped fresh onion (1/2 of a whole onion) yields about 1/4 heaping cup of dried onion.
  • In a medium size bowl add the sour cream, dried onions, and bouillon granules. 
  • Stir all ingredients together, top with chopped chives, and serve right away or chilled.
  • Serve with your favorite potato chips or on top of a baked potato.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator according to the "best-by" date on the sour cream container.