Lighter French Onion Dip

Lighter French Onion Dip |

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!

Lighter French Onion Dip

A fresh and lighter version of classic French Onion Dip!


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 Greek yogurt (I used low-fat)
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.

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

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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. Anne@FromMySweetHeart — September 25, 2012 @ 8:19 pm (#)

    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! : )

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

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

  11. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 26, 2012 @ 2:44 pm (#)

    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!

  12. 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 :)

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