Sour Cream and Roasted Onion Dip

It’s Dip Day! (<–not a thing)

But it could be.

This is one of those dreamy dips that sticks with you. It works best if you’d had a moment to chill it for a few minutes post blitzing so that it firms up, so try not to skip that part. The flavors are fire (apparently that’s what the kids say these days), and the how-to is a cinch.

Let us peepeth.

This is it! I never include salt and pepper in my ingredient photos, but if I hadn’t it would have been four little ingredients all alone in a giant photo. And we can’t have that, now can we?

You’ll slice an onion! Just half an onion. A large white or yellow onion, even slices, no bigs.

Season with salt and drizzle with AWL (mom, that’s oil) and roast them in a hot oven for about half an hour.

Gawgeous. There’s just nothing like roasted onions.

But we’re not done yet, so simmer down, Chachis.

This photo will haunt you for the rest of summer (it’s not worms, I swear), but let’s combine the sour cream with the roasted onions and bliiiiiiitz it until smooth and seductive and sassy. Dips can be all those things.

Done. Be sure and chill it! It will seem a little thin after the blitzing and pulsing and blending, so make sure you pour it into a bowl and then let it firm up in a cold fridge for a few minutes.

Then garnish with smoked (or regular, I just like that smokey flavor!) paprika, snipped chives and a crack of black pepper. I drizzled a little bit of oil over the top, but it’s not 100% necessary. Grab your favorite potato chips and dive in face first.

Stupid delicious.

And you know what, if you’re not into dips (who even are you?), this makes a fantastic burger spread! But you’ll want it as both. At the same time. Blindfolded and backwards.

Next gathering? Duuuuuuuh.

Sour Cream and Roasted Onion Dip
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  • 8 oz tub of sour cream
  • 1/2 large white onion, evenly sliced
  • 1 tsp snipped chives
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Potato chips, for serving


  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. Arrange the onion slices on a rimmed baking sheet, season with a pinch of coarse salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Toss with your fingers to evenly coat. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the onions are tender and have taken on a bit of color.
  3. In a small food processor, combine the sour cream with the roasted onions. Pulse until smooth. Pour into a small serving dish and chill in the fridge for roughly 15 minutes. Garnish with a pinch of smoked paprika, the snipped chives, a crack of black pepper and maybe a tiny drizzle of your best oil.
  4. Serve with potato chips!
  5. Serves four.

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12 Responses to Sour Cream and Roasted Onion Dip

  1. Kristen June 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm #
    Now this is all I can think about for dinner!
  2. bc in edmond June 17, 2022 at 1:47 pm #
    Serves 4? I don’t think so - i’m sure I could eat the whole bowl all by myself!
  3. bc in edmond June 17, 2022 at 1:54 pm #
    Serves 4? I don’t think so – I could eat the whole bowl by myself!
  4. Becky June 18, 2022 at 10:54 am #
    You had me at roasted onions. I want to try this on grilled corn on the cob too. Yum!
  5. Marisa August 3, 2023 at 1:58 pm #
    Here after the mention of this in Elin Hilderbrands latest book! Looks as delicious as she made it sound!
    • Bev Weidner August 4, 2023 at 6:48 am #
      Ahhhhhhh thank you thank you!
    • Anonymous August 10, 2023 at 11:04 am #
  6. Debbie Hild August 10, 2023 at 5:16 pm #
    Debbie Hild After reading Elin Hilderbrand's novel...I am obsessed with making your dip!!!! I will make it tomorrow and can't wait. Looking forward to it.
  7. Sydney August 23, 2023 at 12:14 pm #
    I’m hosting bookish happy hour soon and am making this dip! Not only will it be delicious, it will be perfect as one of the books I read this summer is five star weekend!

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