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Lipton Onion Soup Dip

My husband and a colleague are currently hosting 8 law students at their 30th (and last) Trivial Pursuit party, a charity auction item the students hold. We provide munchies, and tonight I served, among other things, chips with this dip. (I learned many years ago not to get fancy with this age group.)

Much to my amazement, none of the kids had ever had this before, inhaled it, and asked for the "recipe." I just assumed that this stuff was a constant, but apparently I was wrong. (Had my first taste in probably 40 years, and couldn't believe how salty it was.)

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  1. You're right, it seems to have fallen out of favor. Probably because it is so salty!

    I recently made a version from scratch using an Ina Garten recipe recommended here. It was really very good, and I controlled the salt. Plus, I added a little blue cheese to the leftovers, and it was even better....

    1. During my youth, I could scarf it down with Fritos and wipe the bowl with my index finger. Fast forward about 35 years to about 5 years ago, I made a batch. Nasty. Never again.

      1. I just bought a new jar of Best Foods mayo, and an envelope of Lipton onion soup (with recipe for dip, of course) was taped on as a promo. Maybe they're trying to bring it back? I certainly remember it, and am kind of looking forward to making it next time I can justify a bunch of chips and fat to myself (probably tomorrow...). Law students playing Trivial Pursuit-- sounds like blood in the water and a ton of fun! I love that game.

        1. Perfect storm: had some leftover sour cream, found an envelope of the onion dip and mixed 1/2 env with the sour cream --- wow - swoon worthy with Kettle chips! Why did we ever scorn such wonderfulness?

          1. Next you must make them spinach dip in a bread bowl.

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            1. re: maxie

              Yes, that's a good one. Had to find Knorr's onion soup mix for that.