Our homemade french onion dip mix recipe is from scratch and super quick to assemble. The best part about our recipe for dry french onion dip is that you can customize the spices. Add as much or as little spices as you want to make the flavors perfect for your personal taste.

Onion dip in bowl
Ingredients in bowl

Homemade French Onion Dip Mix Recipe

Instead of reaching for the generic onion soup mix, reach into your own spice drawer and re-create this French onion dip mix homemade. After making a batch of this easy homemade dried onion dip mix you’ll never go to the store bought package again. You can customize your flavors to your personal flavor profile and best of all, it’s something you can share with friends. Create your own little gift packets of Homemade French onion dip mix!

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How to Make Your Own French Onion Dip Mix

  • Make this your own original recipe!. Adjust what personal dried spices you want and make it your own.
  • Love spicy? Make a spicy version by adding some red chili flakes or cayenne powder.
  • Smoky flavor version: Add some smoked salt, smoked paprika or spicy smoked chipotle.
  • If you like it really garlicky, add extra garlic powder or granulated garlic.
  • You can’t rush this dip. It really should sit overnight in the fridge so all the spices can marinate in the cream.
  • How about a taco-dip inspired version? Add about a teaspoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1/4 teaspoon of smoke paprika. Yum!
  • Greek Yogurt: if you want a tangier and healthier version, use greek yogurt.
  • All Homemade French Onion Dip recipe details are in the recipe box below.

Make Ahead or Make Dried Mix Gifts

Make batches of this ahead of time and store it in small mason jars or air tight bags/containers for up to 3 months. These make great gifts too. Just add a bow and gift tag. Voila! You can have fantastic spice gift for your friends to make their own homemade onion dip. If you want to make the dip ahead of time with sour cream, it lasts for up to 1 week in the fridge.

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Onion dip in bowl

Homemade French Dried Onion Dip

The best part about this homemade dip is that you can customize the spices. Add as much or as little spices as you want to make the flavors perfect for your personal taste.
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  • 16 oz. (454 g) sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) garlic salt (or granulated garlic)
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) black pepper

Serve with vegetables, chips, pretzels or what ever crunchies you love


  • In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream and all the dried spices together (dried minced onion, celery salt, dill, onion salt, garlic salt, mustard powder, and black pepper).
    Spices and sour cream in bowls
  • Refrigerate overnight for best flavor and for spices to marinade into the dip. The dried onion needs at least 8 hours in the creme to become soft.
    Mixing together the dip
  • Serve as a dip or as a topping on baked potatoes, chili or tacos.
    Dip in a bowl served with pretzels and vegetables


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 119kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 381mg, Potassium: 105mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 358IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 1mg

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