Caramelized Onion, Gruyère, and Bacon Spread

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.

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 3 tablespoons)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 35 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 101
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 4.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.3g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 236mg
  • Calcium: 97mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. 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. 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.
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