Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers: Caramelized Onion Dip

Last night on American Idol contestants sang for their life and 14 lucky singers found their place in the top 24. Tonight we learn the fate of the final 10 and I’m cooking up some more snacky goodness for Reality Rocks’ Lyndsey Parker.

I was in a French onion dip type of mood tonight so I thought I would crank it up a notch by caramelizing the onions until nice and sweet. Caramelizing is a labor of love but so worth it. The onions turn into these little pieces of scrumptious candy…I could just eat it with a spoon (sorry honey).

Check out my feature on Reality Rocks HERE!


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small yellow onions, diced
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 4 oz less fat cream cheese
  • chopped chives for garnish

Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions and next 4 ingredients, through the thyme.

Saute until rich and golden brown, stirring frequently.

When onions are nice and caramelized, around 20-25 minutes, stir in the Worcestershire and scrape up any brown bits.

Simmer until the access liquid has evaporated.

Remove from the pan and cool.

In a large bowl mix together the sour cream and cream cheese until nice and smooth.

Stir in the onions and top with the chopped chives.

Serve with raw veggies or pita chips.

Bon Appetit!

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