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.
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
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°.
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.
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.
Huge hit at my holiday party. I agree with what others have mentioned: requires some time but very little effort; took longer than 20 min. to caramelize the onions. Will definitely make again and again.
This recipe has my top three criteria for a repeater: tastes great, easy to make and has no expensive/hard to find/have to buy a big jar for 1 tsp. ingredients. I have made it for my wine club and others with discerning tastes and it is a hit!
UPDATE: The only chives at local supermarket were $3.00. Since only 1 Tbs goes in the dish, I left them out and put a bit of finely chopped parsley on top for color. No detectable flavor change.
This recipe lives up to all the great reviews. I made this for Christmas and it was a big hit! I ended up using Fontina instead of Gruyere, and light Mayo instead of Canola. It was rich, creamy, and decadent! As mentioned in other reviews, the onions took a lot longer to caramelize, but it was worth the wait! I also doubled the recipe with no problem. I served it with sliced, warm French bread and it was delicious!
This dip went over very well at our small group. I served it with Stacy's multi-grain chips, but only because I didn't get out to the store to get a multi-grain baguette. Very tasty! I was probably more generous with the cheese than what it called for. Additionally, I added just a bit of heat to this with two shakes of red pepper flakes.
This dip is delicious and easy to make. I have made it twice and it is always the first food item to disappear at parties. Actually forgot to buy bacon one time and it was still awesome. Highly recommend.
I made this for a family dinner celebration and it was a big hit- even my boyfriend, who doesn't care for "stinky cheeses", scarfed this down. There isn't a "too-pungent" taste of Gruyere, but for those with a sensitive palate, Fontina should work beautifully. I used Gualtney low-fat bacon (in the green package) and light cream cheese- yet this does NOT taste "low-fat"! I served it with butter crackers, but any kind would work with this recipe. It's super easy to make. I'm bringing it to a friend's Superbowl party this weekend!