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Bloomin’ Onion Dip

If you find yourself craving a Bloomin’ Onion but don’t feel like frying, this Bloomin’ Onion Dip is the perfect compromise that’s great for tailgates and beyond!

We’ve all been there. You’ve been at the mall all day shopping and the last thing you want to do is figure out where to eat dinner. Then you spot it… an Outback Steakhouse. The image of a Bloomin’ Onion flashes across your mind and suddenly you’re pulling into a parking spot.

For those days that you have that mad hankering but don’t want to wait for that buzzer to vibrate, I bring you Bloomin’ Onion Dip.

I’ve actually only been to an Outback maybe twice and tbh, it was pretty good! The Bloomin’ Onion is definitely the star though and for good reason. Don’t even ask me how this recipe idea came about though.

Sometimes my brain does weird things. I’m happy it does though because this dip is perfect for tailgates, Labor day, and beyond!

Plus, it’s insanely easy.

Bloomin’ Onion Dip Ingredients & Subs

olive oil
diced onions — White or yellow, it doesn’t matter! I would avoid red onions just so it doesn’t affect the color. 
salt
sour cream
mayonnaise
ketchup
horseradish— horseradish is one of those things that you either love or hate. Matt HATES it, so I was afraid he would hate this dip. But, he loved it! The key is starting small and adding more as you go. I used about 1/4 cup but you could start with a couple of tbsp and go from there. Just grab any creamy horseradish sauce at your grocery.
garlic powder
paprika
ground pepper
dried oregano
cayenne pepper 
crispy French fried onions — you know, the ones you only buy at Thanksgiving to top your green bean casserole with? Yep. Those. They taste just like a bloomin’ onion and are the perfect topping to this dip. Of course, you could always make your own fried onions, but we’re going for ease here people! 
chives — not totally essential, but we do eat with our eyes first and without the extra dash of paprika and chopped fresh chives, this dip would look pretty blah! 

How to Make Bloomin’ Onion Dip

Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they are caramelized about 20 minutes. Feel free to add a pinch of salt to the onions. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the rest of the ingredients, except for the fried onions. Add the cooled caramelized onions and stir to combine. Refrigerate and stir again before serving. Top with a mound of Crispy French fried onions, chives, and a dash of paprika, to serve.

What can I serve with my Bloomin’ Onion Dip?

Anything you can scoop with! I love a cracked pepper kettle chip, but any hearty chip, cracker, or crudites would work perfectly!

How long with the dip stay fresh?

If you plan on serving this dip the next day, definitely don’t add the crispy onions until right before. The dip itself will keep for maybe 3 days, tops but the onions will get soggy pretty quick!

Tip

As people start scooping and dipping, the crispy onions will likely go quicker than the rest of the dip. Keep the rest of the can on hand to top it up as it gets low!

P.S. If you want to make these into individual portions for sanitary reasons, these plastic cups would be perfect and you would get a great dip: crispy onion ratio. 

bloomin' onion dip in a serving dish with veggies and chips on a plate

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bloomin' onion dip on a chip

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Bloomin' Onion Dip

Bloomin' Onion Dip

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
If you find yourself craving a Bloomin Onion but don't feel like frying, this Bloomin' Onion Dip is the perfect compromise that's great for tailgates and beyond!

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup horseradish (less if you like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (less if you like)
  • 1/2 cup crispy French fried onions
  • Chopped chives, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they are caramelized, about 20 minutes. Feel free to add a pinch of salt to the onions. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the rest of the ingredients, except for the fried onions. Add the cooled caramelized onions and stir to combine. Refrigerate and stir again before serving. Top with a mound of Crispy French fried onions, chives, and a dash of paprika, to serve.
  3. Tip: As the dip gets eaten, you can add more Crispy French fried onions to the top.

Notes

See the blog post above.

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