I just made this. I thought as written that it was very bland.
But I do like serious flava in my food.
So I kept adding seasonings until It had more zing. I upped the onion powder and worchestershire to about a tablespoon each, and added about a tablespoon of garlic powder and a tablespoon of soy sauce. The soy sauce addition sealed the deal. NOW it has some flavor. My husband approved. 🏳️🌈
The next time I’d substitute chopped chives for the parsley, and before we have it again tomorrow (it yields about 4 cups), I’ll add some chopped applewood smoked bacon to it. Because, you know: bacon + onion=😍
Great recipe - fast and easy. Using a slow cooker to caramelize onions is a real game changer. I did add some garlic powder and used white wine instead of water on my second time making this, but the recipe as written is a five star for taste and ease of prep.
Love this dip! Have made it several times. I sometimes sub half sour cream for mayo & add some spicy peppers to balance the sweetness of the carmelized onions. I suspect that the other reviewers did NOT carmelized the onions as needed. I usually do extra onions bc I like to have some on hand for casseroles & pizza. It normally takes at least an hour to caramelize 3 or 4 large yellow onions. U MUST b patient!!! Also everything must b room temp and beat sour cream, mayo (if using), & cream cheese with a mixer & not by hand.
Agree with another review, the cream cheese made the “dip” very thick. We spread it on crackers with a knife, too thick to use as a dip.
I should have listened to my gut instinct when I didn't see any comments despite over 1k reviews but if you're looking for that classic onion dip taste don't use this recipe. The cream cheese totally takes away the tang of the sour cream and is added calories for a worse dip. Nix the cream cheese and it's fine I guess.