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Hot Onion Dip with Fried Onions

Creamy cheesy hot onion dip with crispy french fried onion piled on top! This retro cocktail party snack is making a stylishly enticing comeback.

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The holiday season means, Thanksgiving dinners, office parties, cocktail parties, tree-trimming parties, dirty santa parties, family gatherings, New Year soirees, and everything in between.

Are you ready?

It’s a good idea to have a few sure-thing party dishes in your bag of tricks this year.

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When I’m hosting a gathering, I plan to serve a minimum of three appetizers, to make sure there is something for everyone.

This generally consists of something hot, something cold, something healthy, something meaty, and something cheesy… with at least 2 of these having more than one qualifying attribute.

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Today I’m serving up something hot and cheesy, a spin on the old classic hot onion dip.

This is one of my favorite retro dishes, hot gooey onion dip with just hint of spice. Then topped with crispy decedent french fried onions, so when you dip your chip into it, you get hot oozy cheese and a little extra crunch to boot!

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I think my grandmother used to make this onion dip…

I think your grandmother used to make this onion dip. But the french fried onions are my spin on the classic and make it so hard to resist.

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Pretty sweet, right?

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Hot Onion Dip with French Fried Onions

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Creamy cheesy hot onion dip with crispy french fried onion piled on top! This retro cocktail party snack is making a stylishly enticing comeback.
Servings: 12


For the Onion Dip:

For the French Fried Onion:

  • 1 small onion quartered and sliced thin (3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup Gold Medal Flour
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix all the ingredients for the onion dip in a large bowl. Then scoop into a round baking dish and smooth the dip evenly in the dish. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile heat the oil in a large sauce pot, to 375 degrees F. Slice the onions into thin strips and place in the buttermilk to soak. In a shallow dish, mix the flour, salt and pepper. Once the oil is hot, drain the onions and toss in the flour mixture to coat. Shake of the excess four and carefully dunk all the onions into the hot oil.
  • Fry the onions for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown, then scoop out with a skimmer and place them on a paper-towel lined plate. Sprinkle with additional salt.
  • Remove the hot onion dip from the oven and sprinkle the french fried onions over the top. Place bake in the oven for 5 more minutes until bubbly and cooked through. Serve warm with veggies, chips, pita chips, crackers, or bread.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 272kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 863mg, Potassium: 218mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 435IU, Vitamin C: 1.3mg, Calcium: 207mg, Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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  3. OMG! This looks so freakin delicious :) I can’t wait to make it!!

  4. I’d serve your Onion Dip recipe…would also be the perfect bowl for my homemade cranberry sauce.

  5. I would serve my buffalo chicken dip in it.

  6. I would love t try this delicious onion dip in the serving tray (yum!)

  7. Green bean casserole!

  8. I would serve mac and cheese.

  9. I’d like to make potato & bacon gratin!

  10. I would love to try this recipe out…yum!

  11. love onion dip

  12. Au gratin potatoes!

  13. I would love to serve your recipe or sweet potato casserole

  14. I would serve hot and cheesy pepper dip. MMMM.

  15. Dips of all varieties. Perfect serving dish to use when traveling to other homes for parties.

  16. I would love to try your onion dip – sounds yummy! Otherwise I just recently saw a recipe for a hot pizza dip I’d love to try.

  17. I’m pretty sure I could finish off this entire bowl of dip. YUM!

  18. That sounds like the bomb of dips! I would serve Surferboy his Feta Sausage dip that we have during thanksgiving because he won’t eat it like the rest of us as stuffed mushrooms. Goofy man.

  19. Sweet potato casserole. Hubby and I are the only ones who like it, so this dish is the perfect size!

  20. Classic green bean casserole would be served up in this pretty dish first – a definite comfort food for me :)

  21. I just received an order with french fried onions in the box so this dip is MINE for the holidays!

  22. Sweet potato casserole

  23. I’d serve either a warm pizza style dip or a cold hummus dip!

  24. I’d love to try this onion dip, definitely. But I also think a green bean casserole would go great in it. And so would Mom’s chicken and rice bake. It’s such a beautiful dish, I’d probably use it for everything.

  25. A artichoke dip or a grain salad.

  26. This would be perfect for hot dips and one of my favorites is Buffalo Chicken Dip so I’d make that!

  27. I’d serve my lighter version of buffalo chicken dip or parsnip potato mash for Thanksgiving!

  28. I would serve roasted vegetables

  29. Never made an onion dip before.
    Now I have a recipe worth trying!

  30. I’d do a small casserole of some sort in this dish, just for two. :)

  31. I would love to try this onion dip as well as artichoke dip.

  32. Scalloped potatoes.

  33. Breakfast Casserole!

  34. I would make a spicy crab and artichoke dip for sure……..

  35. We always make a variety of kugels as some of the side dishes for the holidays and that would be precisely what this dish would be used for.

  36. I would make some sort of onion dip!

  37. Mac and cheese. Or dip. Or I’d try to make a dip out of mac and cheese, which just struck me as four types of brilliant.

  38. I’m taking this to Thanksgiving Dinner!!

  39. Jalapeño popper dip!

  40. Enchilada bake!

  41. I’d serve spinach and artichoke dip in the dish.

  42. Corn casserole!

  43. Mac n cheese! Yum!

  44. All things hot and cheesy.

  45. I’d make my famous buffalo chicken dip for football Sunday.

  46. I’ve never tried this – can’t wait to, Sommer! It looks and sounds amazing!

  47. I’d try a spinach-artichoke dip!

  48. I would do mac and cheese

  49. This is what my friends and I call Crack Dip, because you can’t stop eating it. Looks scrumptious!

  50. I think my husband could probably sense me looking at this. This is totally his style, and I know he would love it!

  51. I would make Mac and cheese. Thanks for the chance!

  52. This is such a great party dip! I would love it on my Thanksgiving table!

  53. I would serve this onion dip of course!

  54. Macaroni & cheese!!

  55. Why, you’re Hot Onion Dip with French Fried Onions, of course!

  56. I would serve mac and cheese

  57. Mmmm….probably a nice apple cobbler! I’m loving apples right now I eat them in everything.

  58. Love this savory dip! Great for Thanksgiving!

  59. Individual Potatoes Au Gratin

  60. Artichoke dip, buffalo chicken dip, and then this hot onion dip!!! Love dips!!

  61. I would love to serve Mac N Cheese in that beautiful casserole dish!

  62. I would use it for this amazing looking onion dip!

  63. that onion dip looks so amazing!@

  64. I think I would serve my homemade sausage stuffing in it!

  65. I’d make baked beans in there!

  66. I would serve chicken and broccoli casserole.

  67. I’m thinking of a roasted vegetable gratin.

  68. My dad would love this! Pinning!

  69. I’d serve Mac & cheese

  70. Oh man do I love the looks of this dip! Perfect appetizer!

  71. I ADORED this video! It really does help when you watch someone else do it so you know what you’re doing :) you’re such a natural! Love this dip, perfect for holiday get-togethers!

  72. I’d serve mac and cheese!

  73. I would serve some bread pudding!

  74. Great video Sommer and your dip sounds decadently delicious!

  75. I would love to try this onion dip. Yum!

  76. artichoke dip