In all honesty, I have nothing against those thin packages of freeze dried onion soup you mix with sour cream to make dip. I think it’s a delicious option and if you brought me some (actually, I could use a bowl RIGHT THIS MINUTE), I would be happy and excited and very grateful. BUT. If you’ve never caramelized a pot of onions or added goat cheese to a creamy dip or substituted greek yogurt for sour cream to lower the fat content of a recipe, I think you’re going to want to settle in and get ready for the The Best Dip You Need To Make For Your Next Game Day: Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Dip.
Let’s start with the greek yogurt substitute. Since I felt VERY nervous the first time I tried it, I understand the concern that the flavor is going to be really different and you’ll have it and it won’t be the same and you’ll ruin a batch of your favorite recipe. I’m happy to report that isn’t the slightest bit true. Despite my incredible love of sour cream, I’ve been substituting greek yogurt for a few years in dishes like beef stroganoff and even using it to top tacos! I prefer to use Fage 2% (they didn’t pay me, although, HI FAGE, I LOVE YOU, you can pay me if you want) because it has the best consistency and flavor (no aftertaste at all)- plus it can be tricky to find greek yogurt that comes in 2%.
Now that you’re sold on the sour cream swap, I’m hoping I won’t have to cajole you too much about the goat cheese. It’s a great creamy ingredient with a bit of extra tang that pairs perfectly with the sweet onions. It’s dip GOLD and you’ll instantly fall in love.