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Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

A golden, creamy sweet caramelized onion bacon dip that is perfect as an appetizer or delicious on baked potatoes.

Caramelzed Onion and Bacon Dip | Hostess At HeartI get tons of emails, like all of us, showing recipes and promotions, and things that you just have to try. Some I keep, but most I delete. One glorious day, I was received this recipe for Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip. The originator was Martha Stewart. I really wanted to make it for the next get-together we attended!

Caramelzed Onion and Bacon Dip | Hostess At Heart-1Well for us, that generally doesn’t take long. We love socializing, and I always take something to share. I had a friend ask me to do a blind taste test on his dip. I didn’t do too bad of a job, and then asked him to do the same for my dip. When I told him what it was, he said no way, I don’t eat onions. Yea right, he does now!

This recipe is even better the next day. It’s a dip recipe, but we ended up putting the leftover dip on baked potatoes. Caramelized onion and bacon? Hello flavor! I served this dip on buttery crackers. You could easily have served it with veggies for another option. Either way, just try it!Caramelzed Onion and Bacon Dip | Hostess At HeartThis recipe used 4 strips of bacon. I doubled that amount, and the recipe had you fry shallots for the top, but I just used, you got it, bacon. This recipe can easily be cut in half and it will still be a generous sized appetizer. For another great appetizer choice, try my Creamy Gorgonzola Cheese and Fig dip!

Caramelzed Onion and Bacon Dip | Hostess At Heart

Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

Author: Hostess At Heart
A golden, creamy sweet caramelized onion bacon dip that is perfect as an appetizer or a condiment for baked potatoes.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword: Bacon Dip, Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip
Servings: 10


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 lbs of yellow onions sliced thinly (1/8 inch)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 8 slices of bacon cooked
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add onion and cook at medium high for 15 minutes. Cover and reduce heat to low. cook stirring occasionally until light golden brown, approximately 45 minutes.
  • Cook bacon. Drain on a paper towel and chop. Set aside.
  • Raise heat to medium on onion mixture. Season with salt. Stir in vinegar; simmer until mixture is dry. Stir in thyme; remove from heat. Turn onion mixture out on a cutting board and allow to cool slightly. Chop coarsely.
  • Beat cream cheese in a bowl until smooth. Fold in sour cream, caramelized onions and all but 2 tablespoons of chopped bacon. Top mixture with remaining bacon. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill for at least 1 hour.


Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Living


Serving: 10gCalories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 239mgPotassium: 302mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 494IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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This recipe is so good that I can’t wait to share it with my friends at Throwback Thursday, Fiesta Friday and Saucy Saturdays!

Recipe Rating

Jennifer A Stewart

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

I could survive on chips and dips and this one is great because you can use it so many ways. Vegetables! Putting on bread or potatoes like you said, and I might just add this to my BLT!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

Thank you, Jennifer! It would be amazing on a BLT or so many things. It's great for football parties because the guys love it too.

Joy | Yummy Seconds

Saturday 12th of March 2016

This dip looks delicious. Pinning to share. Have a lovely day.

Julie Menghini

Saturday 12th of March 2016

It was so good, and it really takes baked potatoes to the next level too. Thank you for stopping by!


Monday 11th of January 2016

Oh, Julie, caramelized onions are one of my favorite things! I love this recipe! Paired with bacon, it almost seems too good to be true. I am pinning to make soon! Thank you for the recipe.

Julie Menghini

Monday 11th of January 2016

Thank you Shari! This dip was delicious! I hope your holidays were wonderful!

Redbird Recipes

Wednesday 6th of January 2016

Oh dear, this recipe speaks to my heart! Onions and bacon! Adding this to my game day recipe box!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 6th of January 2016

Thank you! It was delicious, and a great way to use up all the onions my obsessive self bought at Costco. :)

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Friday 1st of January 2016

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