Easy French Onion Dip

It’s official: onions make everything better. We’re obsessed with this stuff. In fact, you can’t have a traditional French dip sandwich or the onion-topped version of the food without it. And when you’re craving a dip that’s low calorie, you’ll get it from this super easy dip.

My heart skips a beat when I hear the words “wine and cheese” or “French onion dip”. By now you’ve probably figured out why — that’s the reason why I wrote this post.

French Onion Dip is a tasty appetizer which is popular in the United States and especially throughout the United States. Traditional French Onion Dip is made by frying sliced onions in oil until translucent and then using a food processor to blend the onions with other ingredients, such as cream cheese, sour cream, and/or cheese.

I’m a dip aficionado! It’s one of those foods that I don’t feel bad about eating too much of. When you’re shoving food into your mouth, you’ll never know what an appropriate serving size is, so why not just enjoy it? This Onion Dip in French is made with fresh herbs and caramelized onions to elevate your dip status!

Appetizers for the Holidays

One of the nicest times of the year is celebrating the holidays with family and friends, but what makes it even better is the delicious cuisine that comes with it! There is plenty to go around, from appetizers to desserts. Also, if you’re looking for low-carb appetizers for the holidays, we’ve got you covered!

Take a look at our dips:

Take a look at our selection of finger foods:

French onion dip served in a white bowl on a wood platter with tortilla chips an celery

Putting Together The Dip

You should always use room temperature ingredients while assembling any dip, whether it’s cold or hot. If the cream cheese in this dish was cold, it wouldn’t mix well with the sour cream and you’d end up with lumps of cream cheese. Because some of the components will be at room temperature, you’ll want to create it ahead of time so you can refrigerate it before serving!

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The Dip’s Presentation

Dippers are required for serving a dip. The possibilities are unlimited for your high-carb friends and family, but tortilla chips or pita chips will always suffice. But what about those of us who follow a low-carb diet? So, with this recipe, I devised a super-quick low-carb chip recipe with low-carb tortillas, which I’ll show you how to make below. Serve it with a variety of vegetables or flax seed crackers!

To make the low-carb tortilla chips, combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut your low carb tortilla into triangles and arrange them on the baking pan so that they don’t touch.
  3. Bake for 5-7 minutes after spraying both sides with coconut oil spray (watch them because they will burn quickly if left unattended).
  4. For a crispy, browned tortilla chip, turn the heat to broil for 1-2 minutes, keeping an eye on them.
  5. Serve right away! On the counter, store in a zip top bag.

Onion Dip in French (Easy)

You have no excuse this holiday season with how simple it is to prepare low carb tortilla chips. Veggies can get dull, and flax seed crackers aren’t as tasty as regular crackers, but now you have a real chip to dip in! Make a double or triple batch of this French (caramelized) onion dip for holiday gatherings and keep it refrigerated in an airtight container for a quick snack or dish alternative!

french onion dip in a white bowl with a tortilla chip scooping up some dip

Recipes for the Holidays!

We’re constantly inundated with holiday recipe requests because it’s the most difficult time of year for individuals to stick to their diets. We’re here to remind you that you may enjoy delectable holiday dishes while remaining on track without missing a beat. For all of your Christmas favorites, visit our food blog! The following are some of my favorite recipes to make for family get-togethers:

That’s just the Christmas side dishes! Pies, pastries, and other desserts can be found in the dessert area.

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French onion dip is the perfect keto appetizer, served with low carb tortilla chips.

Completed and served french onion dip

French Onion Dip

Sour cream, cream cheese, garlic, and seasonings are used to make a simple keto appetizer dip.

6 person servings

Serving size (calories) 145kcal

Time to prepare: 5 minutes

15 minutes to prepare


  • 1 tbsp butter, heated in a medium skillet over medium-low heat.

  • When the butter has melted, add the chopped onions and stir with a wooden spoon until they are well coated with butter. Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden and tender.

  • Place the onions in a basin and put aside while preparing and chilling the dip.

  • In a mixing dish, thoroughly combine sour cream and cream cheese.

  • Combine the chives, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix until everything is fully blended, then taste and adjust spices as needed.

  • Allow for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator to allow flavors to meld. Serve immediately with vegetables and low-carb crackers, topped with caramelized onions.

  • It’s best to keep it in the fridge for up to 7 days in an airtight container.


Serving Size: 1/6 of the dip (Net Carbs: 2.5g)

Nutritional Information

French Onion Dip

Per Serving Amount

145 calories 135 calories from fat

daily value in percent*

15g/23 percent fat

Carbohydrates (2.5g/1%)

2g4 percent protein

* Percent Daily Values (%DV) are calculated using a 2000-calorie diet.



French onion dip is a term used to describe a dip made with onions from France.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes French onion dip French?

French onion dip is a dip made with onions, butter, and breadcrumbs. The breadcrumbs are what give it the French flavor.

Is French onion dip the same as sour cream and onion dip?

French onion dip is a type of dip that has onions and cream in it. Sour cream and onion dip is a type of dip that has sour cream, mayonnaise, and onions in it.

How bad is French onion dip for you?

French onion dip is not bad for you.

Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.