Balsamic French Onion Dip: No Soup Mix For This Homemade Dip

Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon is a from scratch dip recipe. No soup mix was used in this savory french onion dip.

Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon TitlePhoto Redo’s


ow that it is July, I am sticking to my promise I made to myself. I am reshooting photos and redoing the old posts here on Seduction in the Kitchen. This French Onion Dip is the first recipe I am doing.

Why am I doing this? Because one it helps me rest my creative recipe making for a bit this month. Give it a small vacation so I can recharge. Also, I have so many great recipes that need TLC.

Besides, I am in the posts anyway redoing the SEO, so why not redo the posts as new posts anyway. To me, this is a great plan. Don’t worry, I will throw in new recipes as well this month as well.


Do you notice something different in this dip recipe photo? It the background. I did something while I visited my mom in PA, I made a new background. That is right I actually created a new background. Why? Well, I saw a background I fell in love with however it was $105 plus shipping!

Ouch! That is really expensive I felt. I kept looking at the photo of the expensive background and realized I could make one with help of joint compound and paint.

So I will be posting a new tutorial on how you can make a background for under $20. I really loved how this came out and it was so easy. There no need to spend over $100 for a background when you can make one for under $20.  Actually less if you already have most the supplies already.

Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon Full view with prezels in a dish
Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon has this savory yet sweet taste to it that makes it stand out from other French onion dip recipes

Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon Recipe

So originally I posted this recipe back in January of 2014. I was happy when first posted it because it was one the first recipes I made where I was figuring out how to take photos:

Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon old photo with pretzels and rose

It isn’t a bad photo. Looking at it now, I think I needed to learn to do the hue color correcting with it. I see the pink tone to it. As I mentioned in a few my other redo’s like Easy Brownies and Texas Slaw I like putting up these old photos. Why? It shows me and you my progress in photography.

Anyone can learn how to do anything better. Just need the drive and want to do that. As I look at this Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon photos, I realize how much I learned in terms of photography over the years.

Getting back to this French Onion Dip, I wanted to make a dip. However, every recipe I saw for French Onion used soup mix. I didn’t want that. I wanted a dip from scratch. So I created one.

Then I added some balsamic because  I totally love balsamic. Then add bacon, I mean who doesn’t like bacon? Viola! one awesome homemade dip!

Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon Wide view with pretzels
Balsamic French Onion Dip With BaconYou will love that this uses no soup mix, it tastes amazing!

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Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon
Yield: 8 servings

Balsamic French Onion Dip With Bacon

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

A savory French Onion dip that doesn't use a dry soup mix. Perfect for your Superbowl party. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.


  • 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:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280

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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!

    BTW, as a former Clevelander, I commend you for moving to Cleveland from Pittsburgh. That rivalry runs DEEP! 🙂

  • 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

  • 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

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

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