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Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip

Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip



This Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip is the ultimate super easy appetizer to make for any casual get together any time of the year! This amazing ooey gooey cheesy onion and bacon dip is made with sweet Vidalia onions!

This post is sponsored by The Vidalia® Onion Committee. All views and text are my own. 

this Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip is the ultimate super easy appetizer to make for any casual get together any time of the year! This amazing ooey gooey cheesy onion and bacon dip made with sweet Vidalia onions is ready in under 30 minutes and sure to impress your guests!

I love cooking in the summer and it seems like for this particular season, I get to cook even more. Family cookouts, visiting relatives and friends and last minute gatherings seem to happen more in the summer than any other time of the year. I can’t complain, though. I happen to believe that food and entertaining are intertwined and to me, that makes life even sweeter!

That’s why I’m so excited about my new collaboration with The Vidalia® Onion Committee because that means, I can create and share with you my newest recipe: Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip made with my favorite sweet Vidalia onions!



Now, before we get into the recipe, let’s talk about Vidalia onions. I didn’t know much about these sweet, juicy bulbs until my husband and I visited his relatives in Georgia several years ago. One of my husband’s cousins started talking about how Vidalia onions are only grown in South Georgia. I thought it was very interesting.

So I’m sure some of you may want to know more about Vidalia onions too!

a group of sweet Vidalia onions

Here are some fun facts about America’s favorite sweet onion:

  • The Vidalia onion’s distinctive taste is derived from the combination of weather, water and soil uniquely found within 20 South Georgia counties.
  • Hand planted, harvested and cured each season, the sweet, juicy bulbs are available within a limited window from April to August each year.
  • In 1990, Vidalia onions were named the Official State Vegetable of Georgia.
  • Each year, the pack date is set by the Georgia Ag Commissioner. No onion sold before the pack date can be called a “Vidalia.”
  • Approximately 200 million pounds of Vidalia onions are distributed across the country and Canada each year.
  • No longer just a “southern thing,” Vidalias are now sold in 50 states and most of Canada.

I really love the versatility of Vidalia onions in terms of incorporating them in many types of dishes.



This Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip is the ultimate super easy appetizer to make for any casual get together any time of the year!

From salads to desserts and from breakfast to dinner, the mild, distinctive sweetness of Vidalia onions complement any dish – like this Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip recipe I’m sharing with you today!

This Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip is the ultimate super easy appetizer to make for any casual get together any time of the year!

Friends, this Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip is the ultimate super easy appetizer to make for any casual get together any time of the year! This amazing ooey gooey cheesy onion and bacon dip made with sweet Vidalia onions is ready in under 30 minutes and sure to impress your guests!

The combination of flavors in the ingredients: bacon, Vidalia onions, white aged cheddar cheese and sour cream makes this hot cheesy dip an ideal and delicious appetizer! Did I hear ‘football season is coming up soon!’?  Yep, this hot onion and bacon dip is perfect for your upcoming football party or any game day party too!



Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip is the ultimate super easy appetizer to make for any casual get together any time of the year!

I usually serve this dip piping hot from the oven with sliced and toasted plain baguettes or I’ll sometimes brush the baguettes with olive oil and salt for extra flavor .. mmm… yumm! 

To learn more about Vidalia onions and for more fun facts and history about this chef-favorite sweet onion, go to: VidaliaOnion.org. You can also find more delicious recipes with Vidalias while you’re there! 

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Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

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This Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip is the ultimate super easy appetizer to make for any casual get together any time of the year!


Ingredients

Scale

3 ½ cups thinly sliced Vidalia onions

1 tbsp butter

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp sugar

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

⅓ cup mayonnaise

⅓ cup sour cream

6 oz shredded aged white cheddar cheese

5 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled


Instructions

  1. Begin by preheating the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the thinly sliced onions to the skillet, toss to coat in the butter, and cook down until well caramelized, about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Add the minced garlic to the skillet, and stir to cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Mix in the red wine vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar to deglaze the pan well. Stir to combine all of the ingredients.
  6. Transfer the onion mixture to a mixing bowl, and add in the mayonnaise, sour cream, shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Mix until well combined.
  7. Add the dip mixture into a small baking dish, and bake for 20 minutes until browned and bubbly.

Keywords: dip, Vidalia onions

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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45 Comments

  1. Bindu Thomas
    08/07/2019 / 12:43 pm

    I’m not exactly a bacon fan, but this dip looks awesome.

  2. twinspirational
    08/07/2019 / 11:51 am

    This sounds so delicious..! I’m so excited to try this one. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  3. mudpiefridays
    08/06/2019 / 12:02 pm

    I love this recipe so much! Every single ingredient sounds amazing, I’ll definitely be adding this to my list of things to try!

  4. 08/06/2019 / 11:56 am

    This post is making my mouth water reading it. Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip sounds and looks delicious. Thanks for putting this together, will have to try it.

  5. 08/06/2019 / 5:16 am

    Are you kidding me with this?! I had to zoom in all the photos because it looked so delish… and easy to make!!

  6. 08/05/2019 / 6:56 pm

    Um. Whoa! That dip looks like heaven for my mouth. I think I would just eat a bowl of it plain. I’m not even a big fan of bacon, but the combination looks amazing.

  7. 08/05/2019 / 5:21 pm

    oh my this just made me crave for some! I have to try this soon!

  8. 08/05/2019 / 9:32 am

    This onion recipe looks yummy and healthy I would love to try this at home 🙂

  9. 08/05/2019 / 7:39 am

    Not sure if the onion and cheese combination is popular in your area but some pizza here in PH have flavors like that so I think this dip will taste great.

  10. Kuntala
    08/05/2019 / 3:43 am

    Very delicious and yummy dip. The preparation is cool too. Though I dont eat bacons but I can suggest to my friends to give a try.

  11. Crystal
    08/05/2019 / 1:26 am

    I like that this is keto friendly so I can try it and out! It looks delicious

  12. 08/04/2019 / 10:57 pm

    Love your recipe. I love bacon and caramelized onion is a favorite too, though I haven’t tried it yet with bacon. Will try this.

  13. 08/04/2019 / 9:49 pm

    Your dip looks delicious! The onions look wonderful and nice that they are in Canada! I’ll have to be on the look out for them here.

  14. Joanna
    08/04/2019 / 8:33 pm

    I do love caramelized onions and ever recipe that has them in it. I can imagine how delicious this dip is, especially with the added bacon.

  15. 08/04/2019 / 8:30 pm

    Just looking at these pictures makes us hungry. What a great recipe, we will try this for sure the next times we have friends coming over!

  16. Ana
    08/03/2019 / 10:03 pm

    This hot caramelized onion and bacon dip looks incredibly delicious and perfect for this season! Would love to give it a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  17. Bree
    08/03/2019 / 10:00 pm

    I really love onion dip so I can’t believe I have never made a homemade one before now! Your recipe is fantastic, a real crowd pleaser!

  18. 08/03/2019 / 8:51 pm

    This dip looks very tasty. I would love to try it one day. Looks like something my kids would love to eat.

  19. 08/03/2019 / 3:54 pm

    I’ve never heard of Vidalia onions before but they sound incredible! This recipe also looks amazing, I love onions and bacon so what could be better! I’m Vegan, so I was wondering if you could suggest any good alternatives o the cheddar cheese and sour cream? I would love to make this dish…

  20. Ruth I
    08/03/2019 / 6:35 am

    I am sure that this has an explosive flavor. I like the combination of all these ingredients. This is great.

  21. 08/03/2019 / 1:02 am

    I really like onions. They have this special flavor they add to dishes. And that dish definitely looks delicious. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  22. 08/02/2019 / 11:35 pm

    I totally see this caramelized onion and bacon dip as the ultimate snack on game day or movie night. It obviously does not help knowing that tonight is movie day for me and I can’t have this dip right now.

  23. 08/02/2019 / 10:56 pm

    We love onions, and this dip sounds really good! I’ll have to give this a try. It would be good for when we have guests over, since I’m always trying out new appetizers.

  24. 08/02/2019 / 6:15 pm

    OMG, I’m literally craving right now even thiugh I’m already in bed. wish I could have that tomorrow… mouthwatering! as in so much! oh bacon, let me dream of you…

  25. Kathy
    08/02/2019 / 5:16 pm

    That looks so amazing. I will have to try out this recipe real soon. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  26. Khushboo
    08/02/2019 / 4:52 pm

    Wow i like the dish especially the dip. It looks so yummy and delicious. I would love to try this recipe this weekend

  27. 08/02/2019 / 2:38 pm

    This hot caramelized onion and bacon dip looks so delicious! I would love to try it sometime. I am a huge fan of caramelized onions to begin with.

  28. 08/02/2019 / 1:35 pm

    Oh my that looks so good!! I love dip like that. Would be perfect for any party and football season is upon us.

    • 08/02/2019 / 4:29 pm

      This dip looks lovely. And I am sure it would taste even better. Thanks for sharing. Completely new for me as a recipe.

  29. 08/02/2019 / 12:22 pm

    I love that it can be made for game day snacks as well. Our family LOVES bacon. Onions might be a bit much, but you never know until you try, right? Thanks for the recipe.

  30. 08/02/2019 / 9:52 am

    This really does look and sound amazing, I love caramalised onions and as a dip makes it even better, have bookmarked this to have a go at making x

  31. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    08/02/2019 / 6:43 am

    Two of the best ingredients in a dip! As much as we love bacon, I am sure this dip is going to be another winner with my family.

  32. Brianna S
    08/02/2019 / 12:22 am

    This looks incredible! I added the ingredients to my shopping list! Thanks!

  33. 08/01/2019 / 11:15 pm

    This dip sounds amazing to me. I love dips with bacon in them. I gotta make this over the weekend!

  34. 08/01/2019 / 8:41 pm

    Carmelized onions are the best. I make them all the time to put into my recipes. It’s been a while since I have picked up Vidalia onions. I tend to use yellow onions in most of my recipes. This recipe sounds delicious and I think I might make it when I have a get together soon with the family. I wanted to do it before school started but don’t think that will be possible. We shall see.

  35. 08/01/2019 / 8:04 pm

    This Hot Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip seems like the ultimate appetizer to make for any casual get together any time of the year! It looks delicious and easy to make.

  36. 08/01/2019 / 6:52 pm

    Your Onion and Bacon dip is a classic flavor profile that so many people would enjoy! Perfect for a pot luck or family get together.

  37. 08/01/2019 / 6:42 pm

    This is my kind of dip! It looks fabulous. I tend to love anything with bacon in it.

  38. 08/01/2019 / 6:16 pm

    OK now this sounds incredible, I would love to get a bit of crispy bread and just dunk it into this sauce! Anything with bacon in makes me want to try it out.

  39. Liz Mays
    08/01/2019 / 5:40 pm

    I could definitely go for some dip like this with some appetizers. Using Vidalia onions in some more recipes would be fun!

  40. 08/01/2019 / 5:26 pm

    I don’t know what to say except I WANT THIS NOW!!! I will def try to make it, yummmmm!!!! I love Onion and bacon.

  41. 08/01/2019 / 3:10 pm

    Minus the meat, this recipe looks absolutely divine! I would definitely recreate this for summer parties (both my own, and ones that I visit)!

  42. 08/01/2019 / 9:44 am

    This looks so delicious. I am definitely making it asap. Thanks for the recipe. I love love dips!

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