Skinny French Onion Dip

Skinny French Onion Dip | #appetizer

Friends, I made you a tasty dip for the Super Bowl!

Ok, let’s be real.  I made you a tasty dip that you can make for the SuperBowl.  I actually made it for my book club, which arguably has more passionate cheering, booing, and dip-eating than any football party I know.  ;)

That’s right.  Flannery O’Connor was in the spotlight this past weekend at book club, and let’s just say that our thumb votes for A Good Man Is Hard To Find showed quite the range of fangirl-ship.  Some loved it.  Some hated it.  Some thought it was subtly brilliant.  Some thought it didn’t stand up to the hype.  But true to form in our club, everyone had an opinion and wasn’t afraid to voice it.  Which is one of the reasons I so adore our little club.  The more divisive the author, the more stellar the discussion!

Of course, our Very Important Opinions over all things literary are always all the more lively when fueled by a spread of good food and wine.  And this month, I decided to help out by contributing one of my all-time favorite dip recipes — a lightened-up “skinny” version of classic French Onion Dip.

It’s no secret that I’ve been obsessed with making caramelized onions lately, on the stovetop, in the slow cooker, and in French onion soup.  So since I had a few leftover, I decided to re-photograph this oldie but goodie recipe and share it with you once more.  Because whether you make it for the SuperBowl, for book club, or for any old occasion, it’s sure to win over a crowd.

Skinny French Onion Dip | #appetizer

Actually, I had to laugh at the following conversation with my friend, Roz, when I brought in the dip.

Roz: “What’s that dip?”
Me: “Oh, I’m calling it Skinny French Onion Dip.”
Roz: “Ah.  Let me guess, does it have Greek yogurt in it?”
Me: “Yep, why?”
Roz: “Figured.  If Pinterest says it’s “skinny”, 9 times out of 10 that means it’s made with Greek yogurt.”


Touche, Roz.

Skinny French Onion Dip | #appetizer

No cream cheese, sour cream, or heavy cream required.  The secret to making it lighter is the wonderful, creamy, magical goodness that is Greek yogurt.

Well, of course, that and some caramelized onions.  Gotta have those onions.

Skinny French Onion Dip | #appetizer

Just caramelize a fresh batch (or this is also a great use for leftover caramelized onions), stir them together with your Greek yogurt and a few seasonings…

Skinny French Onion Dip | #appetizer

…and then voila, your lighter dip is ready to go!

Skinny French Onion Dip | #appetizer

I topped mine with a few extra caramelized onions, because apparently I can’t get enough caramelized onions in my life.

Skinny French Onion Dip | #appetizer

And then served it with chips.  Ruffled potato chips are standard, but I went old-school and brought along some Sun Chips to book club.  They were a match made in dip heaven.

Skinny French Onion Dip | #appetizer

And the best part?  I’m pretty sure that no one besides Roz and I knew that this version was “skinny”.  It was super thick, creamy, flavorful, and hopelessly irresistible.  I may not have been the biggest fan of Flannery, but I’ll cheer for this dip any time.


Skinny French Onion Dip

A fresh and lighter version of classic French Onion Dip!


  • 2 Tbsp. butter or olive oil
  • 3 medium onions (red, yellow or white, or a combination), peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt (I love Fage)
  • 2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne


In a large heavy-bottomed stockpot, melt the butter over medium-high heat.  Add the onions and saute until well browned and caramelized (but not burnt), about 30-40 minutes, stirring every few minutes.  Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.  Remove from heat and transfer the onions to a medium mixing bowl.  Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or until the onions reach room temperature.  (Optional: At this point, set aside 1/4 cup caramelized onions, if you would like to use them as a topping.)

Add the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl with the caramelized onions, and stir until the mixture is evenly combined.  Taste, and season with additional salt and pepper and extra worcestershire if need be.

Serve immediately, topped with the reserved caramelized onions if desired.  Or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

*Recipe adapted in January 2015.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Skinny French Onion Dip | #appetizer

Leave a Comment:


  1. Bev @ Bev Cooks — September 25, 2012 @ 6:42 am (#)

    Oh man. Greek yogurt is my jaaaaaam. BUT, I still have yet to try Fage! I pronounce it like “fay-gee.”

    It’s just who I am.

  2. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — September 25, 2012 @ 6:51 am (#)

    I hate to admit this… but onion dip is probably my one and only serious addiction. I love that you used Greek yogurt in this! It’s the perfect addition. This looks drool-worthy, for sure.

  3. Stephanie — September 25, 2012 @ 8:56 am (#)

    I bet this tastes tons better with Greek yogurt as opposed to sour cream!

  4. Cassie — September 25, 2012 @ 9:55 am (#)

    I love this. Seriously, love it. Greek yogurt is a big winner in my life!

  5. Tina {My Life as a Mrs} — September 25, 2012 @ 10:37 am (#)

    i. am. a. french. onion. dip. addict. I always forget that Greek yogurt is an easy swap to make it lighter…. ON IT. :)

  6. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — September 25, 2012 @ 10:55 am (#)

    Love your lightened up version of this!

  7. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — September 25, 2012 @ 10:58 am (#)

    I freakin’ love dips more than anything, and usually hoard them at parties or get-togethers. Maybe I was dip-deprived as a child or something. Anywho, French onion is one of my faves and I totally love that this is healthy. Makes eating the entire dip practically exercise! :)

  8. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 25, 2012 @ 7:03 pm (#)

    I’ve been using greek yogurt in different recipes lately and it’s fantastic! This looks yummy

  9. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 25, 2012 @ 10:26 pm (#)

    Great idea to use Greek yogurt! It is so versatile!

  10. LW — October 12, 2012 @ 3:00 pm (#)

    Tried making this the other day and got good reviews! I’m not usually a greek yogurt fan but I loved it as a sour cream substitute. Next time I will cut the amount of celery salt and pepper in half, those flavors were a bit overpowering for my taste; I’ll also try dashing in some garlic powder. Very yummy :)

  11. kayann — April 1, 2014 @ 9:04 am (#)


  12. Betty — January 23, 2015 @ 4:45 am (#)

    This looks like dip heaven
    Betty x 

    The Betty Stamp

  13. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — January 23, 2015 @ 6:26 am (#)

    I wasn’t planning on watching the SuperBowl….but when this dip is the stakes, I think I might just have to re-evaluate that!  And you used Greek yogurt, which means I can eat the whole bowl right? :D  Pinned!

  14. Sarah | Broma Bakery — January 23, 2015 @ 7:52 am (#)

    So many onions and I’m not even mad about it. Can the Superbowl be this weekend just so I can make this dip that much sooner?!

  15. jenna @ just j.faye — January 23, 2015 @ 7:55 am (#)

    Yum! This dip looks delicious! 

  16. Erin | Well Plated — January 23, 2015 @ 8:40 am (#)

    Caramelized onions should just break off and be their own food group. They are good in, on, and around EVERYTHING! It sounds like you picked a great book, and I love that you guys aren’t afraid to dig in—I’m sure Flannery would approve.

  17. Amanda — January 23, 2015 @ 11:47 am (#)

    Oh my word! This is amazing, what an upgrade!!!

  18. Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker — January 23, 2015 @ 12:56 pm (#)

    Most definitely making this for the Superbowl and so many more events too, I’m sure! 

  19. Brandi P — January 23, 2015 @ 1:53 pm (#)

    I LOVE this dip!! It is SO easy and delicious!!!

  20. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance — January 23, 2015 @ 1:58 pm (#)

    There is no way those caramelized onions would make it into the dip if I tried to make this.  I LOVE caramelized onions.  Love how simple this is too.

  21. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — January 23, 2015 @ 5:53 pm (#)

    I looooovvvve french onion dip.  It’s my favourite of all the dips!  But I’ve never made it.  And never had a healthy version!  Pinning and definitely trying this.  I’ve also never made caramelized onions but you are totally inspiring me to actually try them with all the caramelized onion recipes!!

  22. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective — January 24, 2015 @ 8:19 am (#)

    OMG! I am diving into this delicious dip! Love Greek yogurt!

  23. Amy Basso @ Amy's Apron — January 24, 2015 @ 2:58 pm (#)

    Wow! This looks great! I also love caramelized onions and I love that this dip does not involve a powdered mix. I can’t wait to try this!

  24. Jenny @ The Peachy Pair — January 28, 2015 @ 3:18 pm (#)

    I think I could live off of ruffles and french onion dip. Yes, please!

  25. Katy — February 2, 2015 @ 1:47 pm (#)

    Ali! You rock star, you! I’ve been a reader for nearly 6 months and recently started making some of your recipes that I’d saved. All have been delicious (not a surprise! and, thank you!) but this one compelled me to comment — it was DIVINE! So flavorful, so easy, and so healthy it doesn’t seem real. We enjoyed it during the Super Bowl with an array of fresh veggies and found ourselves dreaming of more ways to use it so we could justify making it again this week. THANK YOU! :)

  26. Rosemarie — April 24, 2016 @ 3:12 pm (#)

    Hi Ali
    OMG you are the best! I love onion dip. You know, the one with the rich sour cream and onion soup mix. A real cheat for me. This Skinny Onion Dip is awesome! I can enjoy and not feel guilty.
    Thanks, Rose

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 25th, 2016 @ 4:43 pm

      Hi Rose! Thanks for your sweet words — we’re so happy to hear you love this dip! :D

  27. Helen — August 7, 2016 @ 11:29 pm (#)

    I served this at my Olympics Opening Ceremony viewing party on Friday (featured your link on my blog!), and it was truly fabulous. I cannot get over how delicious it is given its guilt-free nature. Thanks so much! Looking forward to breaking out throughout football season, too.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — August 9th, 2016 @ 8:24 pm

      How fun Helen! We’re so glad this was a hit with everyone, and we appreciate you giving the recipe a try! :D


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