Caramelized Onion Dip


    Yesterday, I was hosting our book club meeting, where we discussed the book Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman. If you attend book club meetings, you know snacks are the second-best part of the gathering.  I have made a delicious caramelized onion dip, and it was a winner.

    I have also made pumpkin cupcakes for dessert, which I will share the recipe in another post.

    Next time you have guests over, treat them with this delicious caramelized onion dip.  It is rich,  but once in a while, I forget about the calories.



    Caramelized Onion Dip


    2 large onions thinly sliced

    5 strips of bacon diced

    ½ cup of mozzarella cheese

    ½ cup of Parmesan cheese

    4 oz of cream cheese

    4 cloves of garlic, minced

    1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce

    1 tsp sugar

    1 tsp of dry parsley

    ½ cup of sour cream

    1 tsp ground mustard powder

    1/8 tsp of nutmeg

    1 tsp pepper flakes

    Salt and pepper to taste


    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the bacon strips and cook them until they are crispy.  Remove them from the pan and set them aside.

    Add the onions to the hot skillet that has the fat that the bacon rendered.

    Reduce the heat to medium-low, sprinkle the sugar over the onions and cook them for about 10 minutes or until they have caramelized really well.

    Add the garlic, cook for 30 seconds, then add the cream cheese and mix it in well.

    Add the sour cream, the Worcestershire sauce, half of the dry parsley, the nutmeg, the pepper flakes, the ground mustard, the cooked bacon, half of each cheese, salt, and pepper.  Cook everything together for about two minutes.

    Add the mixture to an oven-safe serving dish.  Sprinkle the rest of both kinds of cheese and the rest of the parsley over the top.  Put the dish under the broiler until the cheeses are golden brown.

    Enjoy and happy reading!


    1. Oh delicious! I would enjoy those bites while the book discussions are ongoing. The onion dip plus dessert sound yummy!
      I admit, it can be so hard to find the right snacks for such meetings-I find myself making coffee or tea with scones or muffins almost every time. One more recipe for me!

      • Actually Dalene, I wanted to make some scones which will go so well with the book, but I did not have buttermilk, therefore, I went for this delicious dip.

    2. Your bookclub members are so lucky! I may have everything for this recipe except the Worcestershire sauce. Can’t wait to make this for a girl’s night because I am salivating after reading the recipe and seeing how appetising it looks.

    3. This sounds amazing! I won’t be able to make it for my book club since our host is severely allergic to dairy, but I can see this being one my family would enjoy for sure! I love any dips with cream cheese in them 🙂

      • I love my dips as well, Stephanie. Whenever I am having guests, I always inquire about food allergy. Imagine you make something with all your heart for your guests and they can’t enjoy it, that would be painful.

    4. The onion dip sounds amazing. I love caramelized onions and anything with cream cheese. I’ll definitely have to give this a try.

    5. This looks really delicious and easy to make. My family loves anything with cheese so, would love to give it a try. To be honest, we can’t wait to try it so, I am going out to grab the ingredients of this onion dip. Will let you know how it goes. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    6. I never thought about making an onion dip !! It sounds so amazing !!! And the recipe is easy to follow , so I would love to try it someday !!


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