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How to Make French Onion Dip Mix

Keep it on hand to make the party-pleasing dip (and more!) at a moment’s notice.
By Published June 30, 2022

French onion dip is always a hit; it’s great with potato chips, fresh veggies, and anything else you’d use as an excuse to transport dip from bowl to mouth.

But there’s no need to run to the store when you crave it; all you need are five ingredients to make a shelf-stable mix that can be transformed into French onion dip in just a few minutes.

Making it yourself is less expensive and less wasteful. Our recipe for the dry mix is just one of many hacked at-home versions of store-bought staples the ATK Kids team developed for The Complete DIY Cookbook for Young Chefs. 

Just combine a couple tablespoons of mix with sour cream to make a fresh batch of dip. You can also use it as a seasoning whenever you want a boost of savory, oniony flavor: Try it on chips or roasted veggies or even on popcorn.

There are a couple key ingredients in this mix. For a wallop of oniony flavor, we start with minced dried onion, which makes up the bulk of the mix. Then, to mimic the beefy flavor of French onion soup, we use beef bouillon powder, which easily mixes in with the other ingredients. 

Dried parsley, garlic powder, and pepper round out all the flavors, which are just waiting to be combined with smooth and tangy sour cream. You can keep the mix in an airtight storage container for at least two months, so you’ll always be prepared for an impromptu party.

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How to Make French Onion Dip Mix

French Onion Dip Mix photo

In medium bowl, add ⅔ cup minced dried onion, 5 teaspoons beef bouillon powder, 1¼ teaspoons dried parsley, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Whisk until well combined, about 1 minute. To make 1 batch of French onion dip, combine 1 cup sour cream and 2 tablespoons dip mix and stir until well combined.

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