Bacon French Onion Dip

Confession: I’ve never been a lover of onion dip. I think it might be that I don’t love sour cream and with most of those store-bought dips, you taste full-on sour cream! But, I was intrigued by this recipe. And, I’m so glad I was because this dip is fantastic!


It is loaded with caramelized onions and shallots, and I mean loaded! Almost 3 pounds worth! But, don’t let that frighten you off…every bite of this dip is other-worldly (is that even a word??). Ok, it’s out of this world!!!

In each bite, in addition to the onions & shallots, you’re getting crunchy bacon, chives, and everything-bagel spice. Don’t you love that everything-bagel spice with it’s toasted garlic, onions, sesame seeds & salt??

And, add a really good potato chip to the entire mouthful, and you can do the happy dance!
Bacon French Onion Dip
Bacon French Onion Dip

Give yourself plenty of time to caramelize the onions and shallots…you really want these bad boys to be sweet and rich! Add in white wine and a little champagne vinegar, and these will pop!

Be sure your bacon gets nice and crisp. That way, you’ll have more texture in each bite.

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Bacon French Onion Dip

Makes: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour & 15 minutes


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh chives, plus 2 tbsps for garnish
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Everything seasoning
  • Potato chips


In a large skillet over medium-high, heat oil. Add onions, shallots and thyme sprigs; season with salt and pepper. Sauté 10–15 minutes or until starting to caramelize. Reduce heat to medium; cook 35 minutes or until golden brown and caramelized. Discard thyme sprigs.

Pour wine and vinegar into pan, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom. Cook, stirring occasionally 15 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Scrape mixture onto a rimmed baking sheet, spreading in even layer. Cool.

Transfer onion mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in sour cream, ½ cup chives, yogurt, bacon and juice. Season with salt and everything seasoning. Garnish with remaining 2 tablespoons chives. Serve with potato chips.

Recipe by Gaby Dalkin

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    • Karen Naroian

      Decided to make this dip today, as it’s a lazy day and what’s better than potato chips and Onion dip on a day like this? This recipe did not disappoint! So good, so flavorful. The steps laid out are very easy to follow and very well explained. The most difficult part of the process was slicing all of the onions, lots of tears. Having said that, totally worth it!

      • Francine

        So happy you liked the recipe, Karen! Thanks for the lovely comment!

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