Caramelized Onion, Gruyère, and Bacon Spread

Caramelized Onion, Gruyere, and Bacon Spread Recipe
Photo: John Autry
Serve this savory caramelized onion, Gruyère, and bacon spread with crackers or bread slices. If you can't find Gruyère, substitute raclette, fontina, or Swiss cheese.


Serves 8 (serving size: 3 tablespoons)
Total time: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 35 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 101
Fat 6.8 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 4.2 g
Carbohydrate 5.3 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 236 mg
Calcium 97 mg


Cooking spray
3 1/2 cups chopped onion
2 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded and divided
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided
1/3 cup canola mayonnaise
1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled


1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan lightly with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; cook 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.

3. Reserve 2 tablespoons cheese. Combine remaining cheese, caramelized onion, 1 tablespoon chives, and the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Transfer the mixture to a 1-quart glass or ceramic baking dish coated lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle with reserved 2 tablespoons cheese. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon chives.

Mary Drennan,

Cooking Light

November 2011
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