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

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 dip made from Lipton’s Onion Soup 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 were out way back when in the ’60’s!

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

It’s been years, decades even, since I’ve made or tasted this 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.

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. One version has bacon and the other is a healthier one with Greek yogurt.

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

Lipton's Onion Soup Dip

  • Servings: varies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Mix together, chill if desired. If time allows, let sit for 30 minutes to an hour in the fridge before serving.

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


I’ll be bringing this dip over to Angie’s Fiesta Friday #157, cohosted 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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    1. Hi Cecilia – I maybe should have been more clear. Most people don’t actually make soup with this – it is usually added to recipes as a flavoring. I suppose in a pinch it could be made up as soup. Like when you are snowed in at a mountain cabin and there is nothing else to eat. 🙂

    1. I almost always bring either my Banana Sheetcake or Chocolate Sheetcake if I’m doing a dessert, and my fave main dish dinner for a potluck has got to be hands down the Shredded Mexican Style Pork which can be also made with beef. Sometimes I like to bring fruit salads to potlucks, but not usually this time of year – the fruit isn’t very good & its expensive!.

        1. lol! I’m quite sure you’re right…but I do remember all the years I lived in Colorado and couldn’t get any Lays at all – even though the commercials always went on and on…”Lays potato chips, no one can eat just one…” Then we got Lays and it was a miracle! Regular or Wavy!! Do you suppose they’re the same thing, ruffles and lays?

  2. Hi there, this is homecooksimple could you follow my new WordPress address same blog, just changed address. Many thanks ?? Lisa @homecooksimple

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