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Smoked Onion Dip

Smoked onion dip is the smoky, flavor packed alternative to French onion dip that you didn't know you needed! This addicting dip needs just a handful of ingredients and will wow at any party.
Prep Time15 minutes
Smoking Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 131kcal


  • 2 large sweet onions
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  • Peel both of the onions and then cut them each in half. Put the cut onions in a disposable aluminum tray, cut sides down.
  • Drizzle the oil evenly out over the onions.
  • Smoke the onions at 250° for 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
  • Remove the onions from the smoker, and let them rest for 5 minutes before handling.
  • The onions will still be hot, but carefully remove just the outer layer of each onion. Discard, and let the onions continue cooling for 30 minutes.
  • Add the cream cheese, sour cream, and vinegar to a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, whip them together until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • Roughly chop the cooled onions, and then stir them into the dip.
  • Add the salt & smoked paprika, stirring to combine, and serve!


  • This dip is great to make when you've already got the smoker primed for meats and other sides- making the most out of your space and maximizing your meal!
  • It's not necessary to chill the dip before serving- the sour cream will keep it cool.
  • Don't skip letting the onions cool completely before incorporating them into the dip mixture.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 456IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg