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Cream Cheese Onion Dip and Potato Chips

In my mind there is nothing better than homemade cream cheese onion dip. Honestly I can’t have this in my fridge very often, or I would be in big trouble.
Want to serve this with some semi-homemade potato chips? We speak-a the same language!

I know you want these. You may not need these. But Super Bowl is calling and food always keeps people quiet.

Just stuffing these in someone’s pie hole should do the trick to that guy screaming, “I feel it. This is the turning point of the game!!”.

Or “Offsides” or “I called it” or “Touchdown” or “Kill em” or whatever…well I just say, “Pass the chips please.”

Followed by, “Pass the dip, please.” I know I’ve told you before that my favorite vice-well, besides cookies and chocolate and not necessarily in that order, is potato chips.

I find them particularly good when eaten with the chocolate or dipped in chocolate. I know you’ve seen recipes for those.

But those are so raving dangerous that in this house, we best not go there.

I just choose to go here. This is the potato chip hack for the potato chip hackers of the world.

I know who you are. I choose to toss my kettle salted potato chips with more butter. And other stuff.

And bake them some more until they are extra crisp. Extra sensory. Extra savory. Extra everything.

Because these potato chips so beat a touchdown.

cream cheese onion dip with potato chips

I admit it. I don’t watch the game for the FOOTBALL.

I watch the game for the commercials and maybe the halftime act.

Who is the halftime act this year? I remember Bruce and Michael and yes, that shows how old I am. Oh yeah.

And I watch the game for the food. Lest we forget. It is all about the food.

Pass those sliders. Pass those weenies. And pass that dip-no double dipping- pronto!

Give me a slice of pizza, two of those cute decorated cookies, and more salsa, if you will.

Oh, it’s 4th down. I  never get those downs sorted out!

How can it be 4th down when it was already 4th down? Why isn’t it 5th down? Way too confusing, so I’ll just eat.

Super Bowl is the perfect time to forget all those new year’s resolutions!

And finally…I love to see the jumpers. You know the folks who get so excited they jump out of their seat-arms pumping-mouths going-beer spilling?

Yeah, I so want those folks in my house watching my new big screen TV. (Like I have one.)

I so want that dip flying, those chips crunching, the cheese sliding off that pizza slice and some bean dip on the floor and someone thinks the dog did it…I so want…well.

I so want that dip. Those chips. Pass ’em over. Touchdown? You got that right!

Keep in mind that I did not make these beer and honey chips to go with onion dip.

cream cheese onion dip

I made these great buttery garlic parmesan chips to go with this dip.  

I would probably serve the beer and honey chips with a blue cheese dip, but I’m not that organized.

And after all, in my world, it just isn’t Super Bowl if you don’t have onion dip.

Dip or chip? Gets confusing, huh? 

Homemade Cream Cheese Onion Dip

So let’s talk a a bit more about this cream cheese onion dip.

In my fantasy world of irresistible appetizers, few dishes rival the classic charm of a well-made Cream Cheese Onion Dip. 

The marriage of silky cream cheese, sour cream, sweet onion, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce and anchovy paste creates a flavor symphony that is not only comforting but also addictive. 

I guarantee this homemade cream cheese dip will have your guests reaching for more.

No need for caramelized onions in this easy dip recipe.

Like I said-this homemade onion dip is easy to make and is the best way I know of to eat onions!

This is a dip that may resemble those found in the plastic containers in the grocery store.

And thats where it stops. This fresh tasting, classic dip with the sweet flavor of onions, is one great party dip.

It always disappears fast and if it doesn’t this delicious onion dip can be stored in an airtight container for days.

But I promise it won’t last that long!

Perfect served with potato chips or fresh veggies for dippers this creamy dip is my absolute fave!

This is a cold onion dip-or should I say, one that is best served at room temperature.

If you are needing the best baked onion cheese dip I’ve ever made, flavored with lots of black pepper then check this easy onion dip out too!

It would be hard to choose among family members which one is their favorite.

cream cheese onion dip in bowl with potato chips

Ingredients For Cream Cheese Onion Dip Recipe

  • Cream Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Green onion or scallions
  • Chopped Sweet Onion
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Anchovy Paste (Instead of salt, this adds flavor and saltiness)
  • 1 small sweet Vidalia onion, finely chopped

The How-To’s to Make This Cream Cheese Onion Dip

1. Preparing the Creamy Base:

In a fod processor, combine the softened cream cheese, sour cream, green onions, fresh onion, Worcestershire sauce, and anchovy paste. Process until  the ingredients are well incorporated.

2. Folding in the Chopped Onions:

Gently fold the chopped onions into the creamy mixture. 

3. Enhancing the Flavor:

For an extra depth of flavor, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dip for at least an hour or overnight. This allows the ingredients to meld, creating a Cream Cheese Onion Dip with a rich and well-balanced taste.

4. Serving the Dip:

When it’s time to serve, transfer the dip to a stylish serving bowl. Garnish with fresh herbs like chives or green onions, for a burst of color and added freshness.

5. Pairing Options:

Cream Cheese Onion Dip is incredibly versatile and pairs well with various dippables. Consider serving it with:

  • Crispy potato chips
  • Pita chips
  • Vegetable sticks (carrot sticks, celery)
  • Crunchy crackers
  • Beer

cream cheese onion dip in bowl with potato chips

Why This Recipe Works:

1.Creamy and Dreamy Base: The blend of softened cream cheese, and sour cream, creates a luscious and velvety base for the dip. The addition of Worcestershire sauce, anchovy paste adds complexity to the flavor profile.

2. Why you shouldn’t change this: I love the freshness of the onion in this recipe. The flavor shines. However many add caramelized onions to give this more of a French Onion dip flavor. Personally, that’s not what I wanted for this homemade onion dip. I wanted this to resemble the store bought version, except I wanted this to taste better!

3. Make It Ahead: Preparing the dip in advance allows the flavors to meld and intensify. This step is perfect for busy hosts, as it ensures a ready-to-serve appetizer when guests arrive.

4. Versatile Serving Options: Whether you’re hosting a game day party, a family gathering, or a cozy night in with friends, Cream Cheese Onion Dip is a crowd-pleaser. Its versatility makes it a great accompaniment to various dippables, from crispy chips to fresh vegetable sticks.

Nutrient Information and Variations:

  • Nutrient Information: This Cream Cheese Onion Dip is not only delicious but also provides a good amount of calcium and protein. The addition of fresh herbs and vegetables further enhances its nutritional profile.
  • Dietary Variations: For those looking to lighten up the recipe, consider substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream or opting for a lower-fat cream cheese. The dip retains its creamy texture and delicious flavor while catering to different dietary needs.

Tips and Tricks:

  1. Room Temperature Ingredients: Allowing the cream cheese to come to room temperature before mixing ensures a smoother and creamier consistency.
  2. Food Processor Convenience: To speed up the process, use a food processor to finely chop the onions. This ensures uniform caramelization and a smoother dip texture.
  3. The Extra Effort Pays Off: While it’s tempting to dive in immediately, refrigerating the dip for an hour or more allows the flavors to meld, creating an even more satisfying end result.

Cream Cheese Onion Dip isn’t really meant to impress.

It is more of a special treat to me that reminds me of my by-gone childhood.

I used to look forward to going to friend’s homes just to eat onion dip because my mom never bought it.

And now when I look at the ingredients list for store bought dip, I have to say that my dip is way better.

And I can pronounce all the ingredients.

The perfect combination of sweet Vidalia onions, and creamy cream cheese, creates a dip that is so comforting which explains why it is one of my most requested appetizers.

Whether you’re preparing it for a casual game day gathering, a family get-together, or a special celebration, this homemade version of Cream Cheese Onion Dip is sure to become the next best thing!

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potato chips with onion dip

Beer and Honey Potato Chips

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizers/Snacks
  • Cuisine: American


Beer and Honey Potato chips are made with a basic bag of salted potato chips. Sometimes it’s fun to up your game!


Units Scale

1 14 oz bag Salted Kettle Chips

1 bottle of your favorite beer but avoid IPA’s or bitter beers

1 stick butter

T honey

3/4 t salt


Preheat oven to 300 with rack in the lowest position.

Pour beer into a small pot and let it simmer until you are left with 1/4 cup. This doesn’t take long.

Add butter and honey and stir until butter is melted. Stir in salt and make sure everything is mixed well.

Cut off the top of the bag of chips. Pour butter mixture over the top of the potato chips in the bag. Fold top shut and shake gently to distribute butter mixture throughout the potato chips.

Pour into a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread into a single layer. Bake on the lowest rack for a total of 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Remove from oven and let cool.


These keep well in a zip-lock bag.

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Cream Cheese and Sour Cream Onion Dip

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dips
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: American


This cream cheese onion dip is so good. Much better than store bought! Our family hopes you give it a try!


Units Scale

8 oz cream cheese – light or not
1/3 c sour cream – light or not
4 green onions chopped
1/4 of a large onion
1 good dash of Worcestershire sauce (Gives some zing!)
1 good squeeze anchovy paste (This doesn’t make it taste like anchovies. It just gives it some salt.)
1/4 of a large onion chopped finely


Place all ingredients except the chopped onion into a food processor. Process until is combined and creamy.

Check for seasoning. You may want to add more Worcestershire or anchovy paste at this point, but that is up to you!

Stir in chopped onion and if you want this creamier, you could even add 1-2 T of mayo. Chill in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors come together. But that is up to you! Just remember to share!


Please allow time for dip to mellow in the refrigerator so flavors can blend!

Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

These sound amazing! The game might be over but this still sounds like a terrific savory indulgence. Yum!!

nicole branan

Monday 8th of February 2016

This does sound like the best onion dip recipe I've ever seen indeed! So delicious and with those chips – perfection!


Tuesday 9th of February 2016

Wow! These sound so good Abbe. Kinda glad I didn't get here before the game or I would have surely made them -- and eaten each and every one by myself. Speaking of past halftime shows, I hope you saw the special that featured a history, of sorts,of the halftime shows. About the only major show that was overlooked was Janet and Justin's, for obvious reasons. It was a great retrospective.

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

This looks like an amazing snack... although I might call it dinner because it looks so good!

Tricia Buice

Tuesday 9th of February 2016

"easily eaten" - I bet they are! Yeah Broncos! So happy for Peyton and the whole team. Love this recipe Abbe - thanks!