Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip

Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip ~ a lightened up version of the classic French Onion Soup Dip

Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip ~ this deliciously addictive dip is an update of the classic onion soup mix dip that we all grew up eating. I lightened it up and added lots of fresh minced sweet onion  ~ sorry mom, but this is sooooo much better!

Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip with onions

Onion dips are some of the most addictive delicious foods out there. My original baked Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip is one of the more popular recipes on my site, and understandably so, it doesn’t get much better than sweet onions baked up in a hot cheesy dip. Let’s call this the summer version…no baking, just blend, chill and serve. Scoop it up with crisp celery or Fritos…it’s your call.

Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip with celery sticks

The silky sour cream and yogurt base is so cool and refreshing that everybody will literally dive bomb the bowl, so be sure to make extra.

Creamy Vidalia Onion Dip with chips

The original mid-century style French onion dip was made by mixing a tub of sour cream with  a packet of dry onion soup mix. It’s a great dip, but…let’s just say it was begging for a refresh. I lighten up the sour cream with Greek yogurt, and add minced sweet Vidalia onion and lots of snipped chives ~ it makes all the difference, I could eat this for days…

TIP:  If you can’t find Lipton’s Dry Onion Soup Mix,  you can actually cobble together your own right from your spice cabinet…here’s a recipe.

Vidalia Onions

Sweet Vidalia onions are famous for being so mild you can eat them raw just like an apple.

Lots of grocery stores will stock Vidalias in season (early spring to early summer) but out of season you can always find generic sweet onions, which will work just fine. Look for them right next to the yellow, white, and red onions. They have a ‘squat’ shape and extra thin, papery, outer skin.

Vidalia onion dip
3.54 from 39 votes

No Bake Vidalia Onion Dip

Author Sue Moran


  • 1 small vidalia onion
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 one-ounce envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 2 Tbsp snipped fresh chives


  • Mince the onion very finely. You'll want about 1 cup for this recipe. Put it in a mixing bowl along with the sour cream, mayo, yogurt, and soup mix. Blend well. Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, transfer the dip to a serving bowl and top with the snipped chives. Serve with chips or with veggie sticks.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

Make it Your Own ~

  • Add some horseradish or prepared horseradish cream to the onion dip to give it a real kick.
  • Add minced jalapeรฑos or a few shakes of Tabasco sauce for a spicy onion dip.
  • Spoon the dip onto endive leaves for elegant single servings.
  • Serve the dip in the center of a gorgeous platter of rainbow vegetables
  • Use the dip as a base for my Veggie Dip Cups ~ perfect for summer parties.


Thanks for pinning this classic Vidalia Onion Dip!


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    May 5, 2021 at 10:14 am

    5 stars
    As suggested I made a double recipe and so glad I did,the fresh cut chives from our garden really elevated the dip.used vidalia onion which I will try grating some but not all instead of finely chopping the 2 onions by hand,I think the juice from grating would give it even more onion flavor.

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    Janice Bradsher
    November 20, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Regarding the recipe above, what is a Raspberry Pavlovas? The recipe looks yummy, but I have never heard of Pavlovas. Thanks!

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    Lori A
    April 6, 2018 at 10:15 am

    I always used Lipton Onion Soup Mix with Sour Cream but I never had all with Yougurt and Mayo . Ill have to have it all with both ! Thankyou

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    June 25, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    I have bookmarked it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Agness of Run Agness Run
    June 25, 2017 at 7:16 am

    I am very happy to discover that there are healthy and delicious dips! Excellent recipe, Sue!

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    June 23, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Yay! A recipe prepare with zero heat…perfect for LA summers! I love how you lighted it up. Thanks!

    • Reply
      June 23, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      You’re so welcome Chris ~ my crew devoured it in minutes, hope you like it!

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    Chris Scheuer
    June 23, 2017 at 9:49 am

    What a wonderful idea. An old classic with brand new clothes! I love the fresh ingredients you’ve added and how you’ve lightened it up. BRAVO!!!

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    June 23, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Love how you updated this wonderful classic dip and party favorite. I can see why the previous recipe was so popular;) Have a wonderful week-end Sue!

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    June 23, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Have that with Ritz.

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      June 23, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Sounds great ~ we used to eat it with Saltines!

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        Linda Berglund
        February 20, 2019 at 2:42 pm

        Here is my first thumbs up! All I have done is read it and it is tearing me apart. I wanted to run to the store (but I just got out of the hospital with seizures, so cannot drive for three months. We also got 10″ of delightful and beautiful snow today. I’ll get it on my list for tomorrow when my husband can drive me. “Honey??? I need to hit the grocery store, please?”

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          February 20, 2019 at 3:17 pm

          Oh gosh, feel better Linda, and definitely lean on your husband for a lift to the store! And hope you both enjoy your dip ๐Ÿ™‚

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    June 23, 2017 at 6:35 am

    wow We love anything with garlic and onion! This is a perfect dip for the weekend!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    June 23, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Onion dip is a favourite here! Will definitely be trying this for some weekend snacking ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    June 23, 2017 at 4:16 am

    My husband loves the French Onion Dip so you know I have to make this for him. I have everything except the chives and chips! Weekend food yeah! Pinning and sharing.

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      June 23, 2017 at 6:36 am

      Thanks for stopping by Tricia ~ it was fun making this because I haven’t had it in so many years, and the delicious memories all came flooding back ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      June 23, 2017 at 6:37 am

      Thanks for stopping by Tricia ~ it was fun making this because I haven’t had it in so many years, but the delicious memories all came flooding back ๐Ÿ˜‰

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