Balsamic French Onion Dip {Bacon Dip Recipe For Chips}

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Last Updated on August 3, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon is a dip recipe for chips. This sour cream onion dip is an easy cold dip recipe. You will love making this homemade dip for your next party!


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Dip Recipes For Chips

I have a chip dip love. I am always looking for dip recipes for chips. Sore bought dip is ok, but give me a good homemade dip and I am very happy.


Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon Full view with prezels in a dish

Easy Cold Dip Recipe

When I first started cooking, I wanted to make a homemade dip. I needed to make an easy cold dip recipe just to prove that yes I can make a dip appetizer. A French onion dip recipe is an easy cold dip recipe I could make.


Balsamic French Onion Dip


Sour Cream Onion Dip

When I researched for a french onion dip recipe, every sour cream onion dip used soup mix. I didn’t want to use an onion soup mix for my sour cream onion dip. I wanted a real homemade dip. So I created one.


Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon from Seduction in the Kitchen


Homemade Dip

To make this homemade dip even more wonderful I added some balsamic vinegar. Why add balsamic to a French onion dip recipe? Because I totally love balsamic and at the time, I was adding balsamic to everything.

Then I added bacon to this sour cream onion dip, I mean who doesn’t like bacon? Viola! one awesome homemade dip!

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Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon Wide view with pretzels


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Yield: 36 servings

Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon is a dip recipe for chips. This sour cream onion dip is an easy cold dip recipe. You will love making this homemade dip for your next party!


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 strips bacon
  • 1 large yellow onion (finely diced)
  • 1 teaspoon Hawaiian Alaea salt
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar glaze
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  1. Cook the bacon until it is crisp, remove and let it drain and cool on a paper towel. In the pan that cooked the bacon melt the butter and add the onion to saute it. You can grate the onion or use a chopper or food processor to get finely diced. Cook the onion for about 2 minutes.
  2. Next add the salt, garlic, sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix it all together and let the onions cook for another 2 minutes. Why Hawaiian salt? I been reading about different salts. Most know Sea Salt as a healthy salt, and Himalayan is starting to get more popular as well. The Hawaiian is actually very flavorful, it healthier then sea salt, it very good for those who suffer high blood pressure, it doesn't add to the sodium.
  3. So after you cooked the onions, remove them from the heat and add that balsamic glaze, give it a good stir to mix it in and let the onion mixture cool.
  4. Add the onions are cooling you want to blend the sour cream, mayonnaise, cayenne pepper, and black pepper together.
  5. Add the cooled onions to the sour cream mixture. Mix it well.
  6. Finally, crumble the bacon and mix it into the dip. Cover the dip with plastic wrap and let it set up in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  7. When it is party time unwrap it, put in your bowl and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 42Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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  • Betsy @ Desserts Required
    January 20, 2014

    I look forward to trying this new version of onion dip. I can’t stand the packaged kind, but have never thought to add balsamic glaze.

    In terms of those nasty comments, I always remember that those who need to respond this way do so because they are unhappy people. Then I take a deep breath and thank God that I am not one of them!

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  • Denise Wright
    July 4, 2017

    I want to try this for my next get together! This sounds so good!

  • Tara
    July 4, 2017

    This dip looks delicious! Perfect for celebrating. I love redoing old recipes. It is so fun revisiting. Yours look great!

  • Dannii
    July 4, 2017

    You had me with balsamic and then you really won me over with the bacon. What an amazing flavour combination!

  • Patty
    July 4, 2017

    Looks so tasty! Will try your recipe at my next party 🙂

  • Adriana Lopez Martn
    July 5, 2017

    French onion dip is always a classic and a welcomed appetizer in any party. Really like yoru version sounds super yummy and the pairing with the pretzels i lote it too =)

  • Karen Morse
    July 5, 2017

    It’s nice to be able to improve old posts or update them especially the photos. I think the old photo wasn’t that bad but the new one is definitely more attractive. It’s also a yummy dip!

  • Destany
    July 5, 2017

    I think this dip sounds perfect! I totally love bacon and balsamic vinegar. I’ll have to try this recipe out at my next gathering.

  • Kori
    July 5, 2017

    I love your photos!! And I am totally saving this so I can try it this weekend! Looks amaizng!

  • Lois Alter Mark
    July 5, 2017

    That dip looks amazing! I could totally make a meal out of that! And you did a beautiful job with the photos – I have to learn how to take better food pictures.

  • Marie
    July 5, 2017

    OMG! This recipe looks so freaking good. I’m pinning this for future reference, for sure!

  • Lisa Marie Heath
    July 5, 2017

    This sounds so delicious and SO much better than just typical french onion dip! I will have to try this recipe out next time I go to a party and need to bring something! I’m sure people will LOVE it

  • Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder
    July 6, 2017

    My husband would love this!

  • Christine @ Christine's Pantry
    July 6, 2017

    Sounds good!

  • Candy Rachelle
    July 6, 2017

    I saw the title, then saw the photos and didn’t think they matched. This looks just like ICE CREAM!!! This looks extemely yummy and doesn’t seem too difficult to make!!

  • Ramona
    July 6, 2017

    I love balsamic vinegar I can’t want to taste in a french dip. It looks so yummy.

  • Kim
    July 6, 2017

    I love the addition of the bacon! My Husband would love this. I am pinning it to my boards too.

  • Jolina
    July 6, 2017

    Love how you didn’t use soup mix here. From scratch is always better anyhow! This looks amazing. Omigosh I need to re-do a lot of posts on my blog as well. I have posts in there I don’t even want to look at it’s making me cringe haha!

  • Sam
    July 6, 2017

    Sounds and looks delectable! Would have never thought of adding worstchester sauce. Can’t wait to try it out.

  • Hadia
    July 6, 2017

    This looks so flavorful, Deana! I bet perfect for scooping with nacho chips! 🙂

  • Cait Weingartner
    July 7, 2017

    This looks like a delicious variation on traditional onion dip! I like how simple it is to make, and I bet the flavors are incredible. I can’t wait to give it a try!

  • ally
    July 8, 2017

    Just a fabulous recipe, and the photos are gorrrrgeeee!!! Gonna be making this! xo

  • Steve @ theblackpeppercorn
    July 9, 2017

    This looks great! I have been reshooting photos for some of my old recipes lately as well!