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Caramelized Onion, Gruyère, and Bacon Spread

Photo: John Autry
Hands-on time 35 mins
Total time 1 hr, 5 mins
Yield Serves 8 (serving size: 3 tablespoons)
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.