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Hot Sweet Onion Dip

Hot Sweet Onion Dip

A while ago I came across a recipe for a hot sweet onion dip that sounded interesting. I had never really paid much attention to onions as they are not usually the star of the show and I could not recall having ever tried a sweet onion. I normally just use the basic yellow onions in cooking and some red onions for salads. The other day I noticed that they had some vidalia onions that were labeled as sweet at the grocery store and I picked some up right away remembering this recipe. This dip was super simple to make; you just mix everything and bake until it is golden brown and bubbling. I really enjoyed the hot sweet onion dip! The baked onions were soft and tender and they actually were nice and sweet. The sweetness of the onions went really well with the rest of the creamy and savoury dip. I served the dip with some toasted bread for dipping and or spreading. I will definitely be making this again.

Ingredients:
1 (4 ounce) package of cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano (grated)
1/2 cup sweet onion (chopped)
pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Mix everythin. place it in a baking dish and bake in a preheated 350F oven until the top is nice and browned, about 30-50 minutes.

Slow Cooker: Mix everything, place it in the slow cooker and cook until the cheese is nice and melted about 1-2 hours on high or 2-4 hours on low.

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68 comments:

Beachlover said...

OMG! this look savoury !!

Jeanine said...

I've never been a huge fan of onions either, but the right onions, prepared the right way, can be amazing. This looks fantastic, Kevin!

Esi said...

This would be great at holiday parties. Looks great!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Wow, my husband will love this! Cheese and onion - his staple!

zinke said...

I am a new visitor to your blog! Wow...I am so impressed. Your recipes are great, your photography is nothing short of fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

MaryBeth said...

This looks very sophisticated and would be a great addition to any party.

Adrienne said...

Ooooh, that looks delicious. I love onions.

Gloria said...

Kevin me encanta esto, really love tis!!! Gloria

Elra said...

Sounds really delicious, serve with crackers, or even celery sticks. Hmmm

Lori Lynn said...

Oh, and your nice crusty bread makes your dip look even better.

Rindy R said...

I LOVE this dip! It is always a crowd favorite. Reminds me of an onion pie I make - Now that I have seen this - I am going to have to dip that recipe out and get my onion fix! Thanks!

Millie said...

I am definitely going to try this! I love your blog and the pictures are so great! Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

yum! i don't really cook with sweet onions a lot, either, but it looks delicious!! i'll bet it's a big crowd pleaser!

Helene said...

This is bookmarked. Thanks Kevin. I love anything with onions & cheeses like French Onion Soup. I have to make this. Looks too good.

Cakebrain said...

This dip is screaming to be at a party. I'm sure it'll be a perfect hit at any holiday party!

Manggy said...

I'm glad you've discovered the joys of the sweet onion-- they are really the hidden gems of the vegetable garden ;)

Amy said...

I love sweet onions. I use it in everything. This dip looks super yummy. I will have to give it a try!

Amber said...

Walla walla onions out of Washington are a yellow onion that really sweet also. But how can onions not be the star sometimes? That is like blasphemy. I make creamed onions at Thanksgiving with sherry and herbs. Who needs turkey. I love great homemade dips and this looks and sounds mmmmmmm.

Sara said...

This sounds really good!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Interesting and flavorful! That dip is original!

Cheers,

Rosa

noble pig said...

Love it, with the list of ingredients how could it be bad?

Peter M said...

It comes as no surprise that this dip would come from White on Rice Couple...good eye!

Xeyedmary said...

Hi- I stumbled across your blog yesterday- I'm so impressed! I want to try every recipe- in fact- this onion dip recipe- does your ingredient list say "14 ounce pkg" of cream cheese or "one, 4 ounce pkg"? Thanks for clarifying!

Ben said...

Nice, easy and perfect for this weather :)

HoneyB said...

Sounds like a great party dish! Looks yummy!

diva said...

AH! i'm such a sucker for onions. and i love making sweet onion sauces for pizzas and pasta :) this looks amazing. definitely something i'll give a try. x

mikky said...

mmm... yum... this will be a perfect starter... amazing, kevin... :)

Dawn said...

how do you stay so thin? tell me you walk 10 miles a day or something? ha ha
Another awesome creation here Kevin.

Andrea said...

That looks amazing. I, on the other hand, am an onion addict and will eat them raw, plain, stuffed and cooked. As a kid I used to pick them out of whatever they were in and save them for last (best for last!) I love the looks of this dip and am looking for something like this to bring to a t-giving party! Thanks!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Sounds good!

Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer said...

Yum. My husband loves onion dip - we may have to try this one soon.

Aggie said...

Oh I bet this was good, this is a great new dip to try!

Jan said...

Oooh cheese and onion - yum!

cindy* said...

yum! this looks like a perfect dish for holiday parties.

Nina Timm said...

Yu really are into comforting dishes at the moment, Kevin. I love it!

Cheryl said...

Kevin, that looks and sounds delicious! I cant wait to try it!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Delicious looking - I am a big fan of all things onion and this will be a hit for the peoples!!! YUM

Colleen said...

What a great variation on onion dip. Your pictures are beautiful as well!

Debbie said...

Sounds great and looks delicious. The bread looks so nice and crispy!

Darius T. Williams said...

So simple and so easy - you made this looks GREAT!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

soulchocolate said...

Yummy! This looks to be an easy and tasty dish that I can make for a tasty side to accompany dinner!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

It's a completely improved Lipton Onion Soup Mix dip! I love it.

Lulu G said...

How could you? I have such a weakness for dips. Now I just have to make this. It's beautiful. :D

Kim said...

Okay Kevin, this is one of my favorite dishes that you have made. Love the photos and the everything about this. My husband loves onion dip and insists on buying it in the jar, yuk! I am going to turn him around with your version!

Xeyedmary said...

Thanks for the parentheses!
I am definitely trying this for my next get-together.
I scrolled back thru older posts- lots of scrumptious food to try!
Thank you again!

pixen said...

greaaaaat recipe... I was thinking about it yesterday and there you answer it! It's one of my favourite dish for Winter. Great photography and thank you for sharing. You made me hungry! :-D

Alexa said...

Wow, this looks like such decadent appetizer!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

This is one great-looking dip! Love the fact that it uses onions as the star.

Coffee and Vanilla said...

Great choice Kevin! If I wasn't on diet I would make it right now :)

Margot

Deborah said...

This looks DELICIOUS!

Manger La Ville said...

This sounds delicious and perfect for the holiday season.

Proud Italian Cook said...

This looks really good for the holidays!

Jaime said...

i love a good onion dip!

1969 said...

I have a similar recipe for a Sweet Onion Dip and you are right, this is fantastic!

K.Eckerle said...

Many years ago I ended up with a bag of yellow onions that needed to be used. I peeled them and set them in a baking dish. Poured melted butter over them, with salt, pepper, dill and baked in the over til tender. Topped with grated Romano cheese. They were THE HIT of the holiday dinner and so sweet. The sugar in the onions carmelized and they were excellent. I love onions!

Rita said...

Hi Kevin

Just wanted to stop by to let you know I made this tonight and we loved here at home. I added a few fresh herbs and it was great. Thanks for sharing it w us!

Millie said...

I just made this to snack on during the football game. So, so delicious! I blogged about it and gave a link to your blog so others can get the recipe. Thanks for posting such a delicious recipes.

Anonymous said...

What's not to love? Sweet onions, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and bruschetta? Well, throw in a Friday night glass of red wine, some serious B movie on the SciFi channel and you've got yourself a memorable evening.

Excellent flavors and a fabulous recipe. Thanks for sharing. =)

KelliSue Kolz said...

I made this. Very yummy. I love grilled onions so I sliced thinly a very large New York candy sweet onion in a little olive oil, then added it to your recipe.

It was very good. Thanks for posting the recipe.

www.kellikolz.blogspot.com

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Heck, yes! Onions rock.

Anonymous said...

Having a snow day here in South Texas--surprise, surprise! Made this onion dip and it is delcious! Very rich. Thanks for the simple and yummy recipe! CP

Heather said...

Love the sound of this dip...I think I will go to the grocery store this eveing. I wonder what it would be like to carmalize the onions before adding to the cream cheese mixture. Thanks for all your great ideas.

Kevin said...

Heather: The caramelized hot onion dip version is also excellent!

Lindsey said...

Kevin, I lovvvvvvvvve sweet onion, I must absolutely try this.

I still have so many readers remarking on your fabulous roasted red pepper and feta dip, and I never fail to credit you. I tis FANTASTIc. Today, in fact, I'm bringing it into a grad class as part of a presentation of healthy, creative snacks for kids. (Along with some homemade pita chips, of course)!

Keep up the awesome cooking.

Lindsey
http://theadventuresofculinarylin.wordpress.com/

Anonymous said...

You are such so talented!

coconuts said...

I substitute low-fat mayo in dip recipes...eliminates the "too oily" element cooked dips

Charlie said...

Hi Kevin: Sounds so good! and looks even better!

A recipe to definitely do.

But as I am not a fan of cream cheese I will substitute ricotta.

Ashley said...

I've done this for years...and mine is even simpler...chop an onion (any kind...sweet are good but any will do), grate a bunch of cheese (anything you like...those little smoked cheeses from Hickory Farms work great)...mix in enough mayo to coat, spread in pie plate, bake till bubbly and browned. Warning: must be eaten all at once as it separates upon reheating.

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