Caramelized Onion, Bacon, and Cheese Dip

Caramelized Onion, Bacon, and Cheese Dip

If you need a great appetizer dip everyone is guaranteed to love… look no further. Because who doesn’t love caramelized onions, bacon, AND cheese all put together in one dip!? It’s like a holy trifecta of deliciousness! 

I serve this dip with some Ritz crackers, they are the hubby’s favorite! But I think some homemade bread or even spoon it onto some toasted baguette slices would be lovely! 

Caramelized Onion, Bacon, and Cheese Dip
Serves 8
a quick, easy, and delicious appetizer dip for your next party
Prep Time
15 hr
Cook Time
45 hr
Prep Time
15 hr
Cook Time
45 hr
  1. 1 TBSP butter
  2. 3 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  3. 1/4 cup beef broth
  4. 1-2 TBSP brown sugar
  5. 5 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  6. 2 ounces cheese, shredded and divided (Gruyere, Swiss, or whatever suits your fancy)
  7. 2 tablespoons fresh or dried chopped chives, divided
  8. 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  9. 1/3 cup sour cream
  10. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt butter in pan. Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently until onions have begun to brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add beef broth and brown sugar. Cover. Cook 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Allow the onions to cool slightly before mixing the dip.
  3. Reserve 2 tablespoons cheese and 1 tablespoon of chives. Combine remaining cheese, caramelized onion, 1 tablespoon chives, chopped bacon, sour cream, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a 1-quart glass or ceramic baking dish coated lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle with reserved 2 tablespoons cheese.
  5. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon chives. Serve with crackers or bread and enjoy!
Adapted from
Adapted from
Prairie Californian
Jenny Dewey Rohrich


  1. January 7, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    Fun show! Looks like a yummy recipe. Maybe I missed this, but what do you serve it with?

    • January 7, 2014 / 9:37 pm

      Thank you! I served it with crackers or bread! But someone commented it would be wonderful on a burger! I agree!

  2. January 7, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    How cool, farmers talking and sharing stories on TV! That is my kinda television! Love the recipe; I will for sure have to try it. Bacon and cheese…whats not to love?!

    • January 7, 2014 / 9:38 pm

      It really is a great network. No rules, no scripts. I love it. It’s honest and real. And I agree! Love all the things that aren’t good for us!