Easy Sour Cream Dip
The best Sour Cream Dip that is delicious, mild in flavor and always a crowd pleaser. It’s the ultimate sour cream dip recipe for game day, summer get togethers and beyond!
This sour cream dip makes a great vegetable dip, and it’s perfect for chips, veggies and more.
Skip the mix and make this incredible sour cream dip! It’s quick and easy and requires just three simple ingredients.
This easy recipe makes a delicious sour cream chip dip or vegetable dip. However you enjoy it, it’s sure to become a staple at your gatherings!
With just one bite you’ll ditch store bought dips forever. It requires very minimal effort and is so much better fresh!
This sour cream dip features flavorful, fragrant sautéed onions, blended into creamy sour cream with a hint of salt. This onion dip is mild in comparison to Pan Fried Onion Dip, which makes it a crowd pleaser.
Sour cream makes a great base for dips because it’s smooth and creamy with a slight tangy flavor that everyone craves.
This dip lends itself to every occasion. Baby showers, Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, game day and everything in between!
Why You’ll Love this Sour Cream Dip
- Enjoying this dip with vegetables also makes it keto friendly!
- Easy to Make
- Just Three Ingredients (+ salt)
- Total Crowd Pleaser!
The flavor profile plays well with almost everything. Because you can make it in advance and it’s easy to transport, it’s a great recipe to make and take to potlucks, too!
Sour Cream Dip Ingredients
- Sour Cream – Use regular or low fat sour cream! You can also sub with Greek yogurt.
- Oil – a neutral oil like canola or grape seed is preferred, but you can also use olive oil or vegetable oil. Whatever you have on hand.
- Onion – white onion is preferred, but you can also use yellow. Learn how to cut an onion here!
- Salt – a hint of salt brings out the flavors in this sour cream dip.
- Chives – optional garnish that adds a hint of flavor and beautiful color.
- Garnish with green onions or any fresh herbs for a pop of vibrant color.
- Add a teaspoon of your favorite seasoning for even more flavor – try it with Fiesta Ranch Seasoning, for example.
- You can spice it up by adding pepper or red pepper.
How to Make Sour Cream Dip
- In a skillet, warm oil on medium-high.
- Add onion and salt. Sauté 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, stir onion into sour cream.
- Refrigerate and allow to marinate before serving.
- Garnish with green onion or chives.
- Allow it to marinate for up to 24 hours for the best flavor, but it can be served immediately.
- This dip is so easy to customize! Get creative with my favorite spices and seasoning blends to add your own layer of flavor.
- There are so many fun variations for this dip! Add chopped roasted red peppers, sliced jalapenos, chopped bacon or even a little spinach.
- If you want to really take it up a notch, you can display it in a hollowed out bread bowl, hollowed cabbage, pepper or squash. The options are endless!
Frequently Asked Questions
Sour cream is generally considered to be a wholesome addition to most diets. However, it’s best that all dairy products are consumed in moderation.
As noted in the storage section of this post below, it’s not recommended to freeze sour cream. While it doesn’t go bad, freezing (and de-thawing) does change the texture.
This can be enjoyed as a sour cream chip dip or as a crowd pleasing vegetable dip. The choice is yours! Try serving with any of the following options:
- Crispy Parmesan Roasted Potatoes (as pictured in this post)
- classic potato chips
- corn chips
- bell peppers – green, yellow, red and orange
- cherry tomatoes
- snow peas / snap peas
- green beans
How to Store
- Room Temperature – Never leave sour cream at room temperature more than two hours.
- Refrigerator – This dip keeps well refrigerated for up to five days, stored covered in an airtight container.
- Freezer – Don’t store sour cream in the freezer, as it changes the consistency.
- Gluten Free
- Nut Free
Sour Cream Dip
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- 1 white onion minced
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons chives Optional Garnish (green onion works well too)
- Warm oil in a skillet on medium-high.
- Add onion and salt, sauté and stir for 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, fold onion into sour cream.
- Refrigerate covered 24 hours before serving.
- Optional: garnish with fresh chives or green onion.
Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.
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