Lighter French Onion Dip

September 25, 2012 by Ali


Greek yogurt, where have you been all my life? Seriously, does anyone else ever wonder what we used to do way back in the day (you know, a few years ago) before the Greek yogurt craze swept this side of the globe? I have memories of cream. Lots and lots of heavy, whipped and sour cream. I have memories of thin yogurt for breakfast, sometimes with mystery fruit on the bottom. And of course, I have memories of making everyone’s favorite “French Onion Dip” back in the day by combining a packet of processed seasoning with lots of sour cream. Hmmm, not all quite as appetizing as I once thought.

Today, thankfully, things are a little different. Greek yogurt is now a staple in my fridge, and I’m excited that today’s post is featuring one of my favorite brands – FAGE Total 0% yogurt. It is an all-natural Greek yogurt that you can feel great about eating with all kinds of meals. While I love it on its own or in a parfait or something, I’ve had a blast over the past few years learning how to use Greek yogurt more as an ingredient. And as I’m sure many of you have learned too, it is a fabulous substitute for so many recipes that have traditionally been made with various creams. As such, it is pretty much the rockstar of my “lighter” version of the classic French Onion Dip. No more processed soup packets here!

This yummy dip is made fresh with lots of caramelized onions, a few seasonings, and tons of Greek yogurt. And the flavor and consistency are way better than the retro version!!! I’m a hopeless fan of anything with caramelized onions, but this dip takes “irresistible” to a whole new level. I might recommend making a double batch if you’re making it for game day, as I’m pretty sure it will disappear in a snap!

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Lighter French Onion Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 cups


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped onions (I used half red, half white, but you can use any combination of red, yellow and/or white)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 cups FAGE Total 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayo
  • 1 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. celery salt


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes until translucent. Reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking onions for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned and mostly caramelized. Then add the garlic and sugar and saute for an additional 5 minutes until the garlic is cooked. Remove from heat and let cool for at least 10-15 minutes.

In a separate bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, mayo, Worchestershire, pepper and celery salt until combined. Then stir in the onion mixture until combined. Season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

Serve or cover and refrigerate up to 5 days.

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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19 thoughts on “Lighter French Onion Dip

  1. goood

    - kayann

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  3. 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 :)

    - LW

  4. I’ve always wanted to make homemade dip! And I’m so thrilled this has Fage involved – I always have a Costco-sized tub in the fridge!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

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

    - Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

  6. Ali….what a fabulous idea to use Greek yogurt. It’s so much tangier than sour cream and I can only imagine how awesome this is studded with caramelized onions! I love Greek yogurt for breakfast with honey and fruit. But I can see it now replacing sour cream in a variety of dips in the future! : )

    - Anne@FromMySweetHeart

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

    - Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

  8. 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! :)

    - Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

  9. Love your lightened up version of this!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

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

    - Tina {My Life as a Mrs}

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

    - Cassie

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

    - Stephanie

  13. 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.

    - Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

  14. 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.

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks