Classic Lipton’s Onion Soup Dip

This is the easy classic onion dip, made with Liption's dry onion soup mix (or my home-made version)

Did you grow up with this Classic Lipton’s Onion Soup Dip made from Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix and Sour Cream? I did, and we considered it a real treat at our house. Served, of course, with Lay’s Potato Chips, the ridged ones. Or maybe it WAS Ruffles, as Kathryn pointed out in her comment. I don’t think Lay’s Wavy was out way back when in the ’60’s!

Classic Lipton's Onion Soup Dip
French Onion Dip made with Home-Made Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix

It’s been years, decades even since I’ve made or tasted Classic Lipton’s Onion Soup Dip, so I couldn’t resist trying it out with my home-made version of Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix.

The verdict? Well, it elicited an enthusiastic little moan from my Dad and I was like, “Dang. It really IS good.” And it beat the pants off any store-bought dip I’ve had…and was much cheaper! And so easy it’s dangerous…be sure to use a great sour cream for the best results.

Do you live in one of those areas of the country where the only sour cream you can buy is the thinner sort? Line a strainer with a paper towel or cheesecloth and strain it in the fridge until the consistency is nice and thick.

If you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated and have a bit more time on your hands, check out either of my Caramelized Onion Dips or follow the links at the bottom of the page. One version is a classic, another has bacon and the other is a healthier one with Greek yogurt.

Classic Lipton's Onion Soup Dip
French Onion Dip made with Home-Made Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix


Classic Lipton’s Onion Soup Dip

Classic Lipton's Onion Soup Dip

The Classic, cool creamy dip!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes + chill
  • Yield: 2 cups



Mix together, chill if desired. If time allows, let sit for 30 minutes to an hour in the fridge before serving.


So easy you hardly need a recipe, but sometimes we all need a memory jogger!

Which is better, Ruffles or Lays? Check out this scientific video!


I’ll be bringing this dip over to Angie’s Fiesta Friday #157, co-hosted this week by Andrea @ Cooking with a Wallflower and Su @ Su’s Healthy Living. Thanks, ladies, for making this link party possible!

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