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French Onion Cream Cheese Dip

Wondering what to do with your cream cheese? Then try our savory 3 ingredient French onion cream cheese dip. It’s perfect for chips or fresh veggies!

Kim and I love appetizers and dips. In fact, when we first got together, we spent many Friday evenings sipping cocktails and trying new finger foods.

Two of our favorite dishes include the our easy Instant Pot cheese dip and our 7-layer dip. Either option will work for parties or gameday get-togethers.

For today, we’re adding another tasty option to that list. It’s our French onion cream cheese dip.

French onion cream cheese dip surrounded by veggies and crackers.
We love to use fresh vegetables like broccoli and carrots as dippers.

What can I dip in cream cheese?

There are a lot things you can dip into cream cheese. For example, fresh fruits and veggies or snack food like broccoli florets, carrot sticks, crackers, potato chips, zucchini sticks, and banana chips, all make great dipping options!

How long is cream cheese dip good for?

Typically, if you store it in a sealed container in your fridge, the average cream cheese dip is good for 3-5 days.

What can you do with cream cheese?

Cream cheese is a wonderful ingredient with many uses. From dips to desserts, here’s a list of a few things you can make using cream cheese.

Top-down view of the dip with fresh veggies and crackers.
Let the dip soften a little before serving.

How to make French onion dip using cream cheese?

First, about an hour before you get started, remove the cream cheese from your fridge and allow it to soften.

Sour cream and dry soup mix in a bowl.
Use your favorite French onion soup mix in this recipe or try a new brand.

Next, grab a medium sized mixing bowl and add the sour cream and the French onion soup mix.

Use a whisk or your hand mixer to combine the two ingredients until they’re smooth and creamy.

The soup mix and sour cream combined into a creamy mixture.
You can use a hand mixer or whisk for this step.

Then, go ahead and open the softened cream cheese. Place the cheese into the bowl with the sour cream mixture.

Softened cream cheese added to the mixing bowl.
Make sure the cream cheese is soft before adding it to the sour cream mixture.

Now, use a hand mixer to combine the cheese with the French onion soup and sour cream mixture.

The cheese has been combined with the sour cream.
Once everything is mixed, you’re pretty much done with the dip.

Last, when cream cheese dip is mixed, transfer it to a decorative bowl and serve it with your favorite dippers.

That’s it, your French onion dip is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy this snack and wish you all the best 🙂

A close-up view of the creamy French onion dip in a serving bowl.
Make this smooth and creamy appetizer in minutes with a hand mixer.

Recipe Tips:

  • Potato chips can be flimsy. So, if you want to use them as dippers, be sure to let the dip soften a little before serving. Otherwise, the chips will break in the firm cream cheese.
  • If want a mild or creamier version of the French onion dip, then add more sour cream to the mixture.
  • Some soup mixes are saltier than others. Keep that in mind when selecting a French onion soup mix for the recipe.
Dip in a decorative bowl served with crackers and vegetables.
This snack is great for get togethers, BBQ’s, and parties!
A close-up view of the creamy French onion dip in a serving bowl.

French Onion Cream Cheese Dip

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cream Cheese Soften Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 ounce French onion soup mix (1 packet)
  • 8 ounces block-style cream cheese softened


  • In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream and onion soup mix until well combined and creamy. Add the cream cheese and mix until smooth and all the ingredients are incorporated.
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1 ounce French onion soup mix
    8 ounces block-style cream cheese
  • Serve immediately with fresh vegetables, crackers, or pretzels. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients listed and a serving size of 1-ounce of the French onion cream cheese dip. Additionally, it does NOT include the broccoli, carrots, and crackers seen in the photos. Actual calories will vary.
*For additional information and tips, please refer to the written post.


Serving: 1Ounce | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Saturday 29th of January 2022

Made the French Onion Cream Cheese Dip and loved it.


Sunday 30th of January 2022

Hi Janet!

We're so glad you enjoyed the dip! Thanks so much for coming back to coming. Have a wonderful day! :)