Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip Recipe

This Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip Recipe made with crispy bacon, gooey Gruyere, and caramelized onions is sure to please a crowd at any party or gathering.

Years ago I remember discovering one of the southern favorite appetizers, baked Vidalia Onion Dip. My aunt first shared it with me and all of a sudden it was as if there were no other appetizer worthy to take to a party. I wore out the party scene with Vidalia Onion Dip. Vidalia Onion Dip made an appearance at cookouts, birthday parties, bridal showers, tailgating, and Super Bowl parties. If it was a get-together, the Vidalia Onion Dip was always there. My plus one of sorts.

Since those days I’ve managed to quell my affair with the Vidalia Onion Dip and broaden my appetizer arsenal with other tasty offerings like easy Black Bean Dip, Spinach Artichoke Dip, loaded Pulled Pork Nachos or Baked Brie. Yes, I was over my addiction to the Vidalia Onion Dip.

Or so I thought.

In walks Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip. Oh man. It’s like the basic tried and true Vidalia version, only jacked up a notch or three. Oooey, gooey cheese, mixed with caramelized onions and crispy bacon … oh my goodness! Yes, this will be my new party appetizer go-to.

Let’s be real. This is not diet food, y’all. But all things in moderation, right? Right. You could save a bit of calories by serving this dip with celery, cucumbers or other veggies which would also make this a super delectable low carb appetizer.

Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip can easily be made ahead by a day or so and then reheated right before party time. Get your dipping on and make some of this scrumptious drool-inducing Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip for your next gathering.

Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip Recipe

A delicious party dip made with caramelized onions, bacon and cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced (about 1 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon white wine (or marsala, sherry vinegar)
  • 4 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 3 ounces shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add thyme and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Pour in wine to deglaze pan, scraping sides and bottom of pan. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer cooked onions to a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine well.
  4. Spread mixture into a 2-cup baking dish and bake at 400-degrees F for about 20 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.

Adapted from Coastal Living.

Originally published January 22, 2015.