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Caramelized Onion, Gruyère, and Bacon Spread

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.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 3 tablespoons)
  • Hands-on: 35 Minutes
  • Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

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. 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.

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
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