Sour Cream & Onion Dip Recipe (Kinda, Sorta)

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Christina Ross
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Sour Cream & Onion Dip… kinda, sorta because there’s neither sour cream nor onions in this dip – well, there’s granulated onion – but it does taste like sour cream & onion.

Whipped cottage cheese and Greek yogurt team up to form the creamy component of the dip, which is flavored with dill pickle juice, granulated onion & garlic, and salt & pepper. You have all of the thick creamy richness, the tanginess, and the oniony bite without all of the calories, fat, and artificial ingredients of the store bought stuff.

Fresh crunchy crudite goes beautifully well with this healthy dip, but what is an even better pairing?


Honestly not something I typically buy, all-natural potato chips have been sneakily making their way into my shopping cart every few weeks during this pregnancy. I’ve been loving a small handful alongside my go-to cheese & veggie sandwich (whole wheat bread, sliced reduced fat sharp cheddar, sliced cucumber, romaine lettuce, sliced avocado, and dill pickle “sandwich stackers” – yum). Most of the chips I buy have a super short ingredient list, comprised of merely potatoes, canola oil, and salt.

When I saw Kettle Brand Sour Cream & Onion Chips while browsing the aisles at Whole Foods before leaving on vacation, I didn’t hesitate to grab a bag with the intention of enjoying the chips with this dip. True, these particular potato chips have a longer ingredient list than what I’d usually opt for, but I think they’re just fine as an occasional treat.

Chips, organic carrots, spoons, and fingers (I was eating this portion myself… no germs were shared!) were all dipped into the dip, but I think it would also be tasty smeared onto a sandwich in place of mayo.

I just made a tasty garlic & fresh herb dip tonight for the troops here at the beach, and it was a big hit… so I’ll have to make it again and document it for the blog to share with you guys! Until then, enjoy this sour cream & onion version.

Sour Cream & Onion Dip

Name: Sour Cream & Onion Dip Recipe (Kinda, Sorta)
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cooking Time:10 minutes (for sautéing onions and garlic)
Total Time:40 minutes (includes chilling time)
Servings:About 8 servings
Yield:Approximately 2 cups of dip


  • 1 cup 1% whipped cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp dill pickle juice
  • 1/2 tsp granulated onion/onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp granulated garlic/garlic powder
  • sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Sauté the Onions and Garlic

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat.

Add the finely chopped onion and minced garlic.

Sauté until the onions become translucent and slightly caramelized, which should take about 5-7 minutes.

Remove from heat and let them cool.

2. Mix the Base

In a mixing bowl, combine the sour cream and mayonnaise.

Stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

3. Add the Flavor

Now, it’s time to bring out those classic sour cream & onion flavors.

Add the sautéed onions and garlic to the sour cream and mayo mixture.

Sprinkle in the onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, salt, and pepper.

Stir everything together until the flavors are well combined.

4. Chill and Serve

Transfer your “Kinda, Sorta” Sour Cream & Onion Dip into a serving bowl.

Cover it and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Chilling allows the flavors to meld together beautifully.

5. Enjoy

Once chilled, your dip is ready to be enjoyed!

Serve it with your favorite dippers like potato chips, pretzels, fresh veggies, or even as a topping for baked potatoes.

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories: 120 calories per serving
  • Total Fat: 11 grams
    • Saturated Fat: 3 grams
  • Cholesterol: 15 milligrams
  • Sodium: 180 milligrams
  • Total Carbohydrates: 3 grams
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 grams
    • Sugars: 1 gram
  • Protein: 1 gram

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