10 Party Dip Upgrades

This Party Dip Is the Reason to Make Extra Caramelized Onions

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We've preached the benefits of throwing a few extra onions in the pan when cooking up a batch of caramelized onions, and as you prep for your Super Bowl shindig, this one extra step couldn't be more important — especially when it comes to the dip.

Why Your Dip Deserves This Upgrade

There are few things as powerful as the sweet, savory, and utterly decadent taste of caramelized onions. They are one of the easiest ways to instantly transform a dish. Cooked into submission, these silky onion strands turn a basic bean or yogurt dip into one that tastes fancy and maybe a little indulgent. When made ahead, all that's left for you to do is pull the caramelized onions from the fridge or freezer, defrost if necessary, and stir into your dip of choice for a winning game-day appetizer.

How to Make It

Start with about 2 cups of bean or yogurt dip (your choice of homemade or store-bought), and stir in about 1/2 cup of chopped caramelized onions. Double (or triple) as necessary, and store in a covered container in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.

10 Mix-ins to Give Basic Dip a Boost

With the help of just a few staple ingredients you probably have on hand already, you can turn a batch of homemade or store-bought dip into an impressive appetizer loaded with more texture and big flavor. This series gives you the inspiration to turn a basic bean, cheese, or yogurt dip into the MVP of the Super Bowl spread.

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