Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cheesy Baked Onion Dip

As I was making my Thanksgiving menu I knew I wanted at least one hot appetizer . Yet one of my requirements was that it could be made ahead of time and just thrown in the oven. I knew a hot dip was needed. I scoured high and low for the dip I was looking for. I didn't want a spinach dip since I was already making a cold version, yet it's amazing how many searches for warm dips turn up spinach dip! Yikes!

I found this recipe online but did not love the original ingredients. I thought the combo of ingredients would be extremely oily, so I switched it up based on some reviews and was thrilled with the end results. This was delicious and exactly what I was looking for.

Source: Heavily adapted from All Recipes

2 cups sweet onions, peeled and chopped
8 oz. reduced fat sour cream
8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
2 cups shredded parmesan cheese (NOT the white grated powder- you want shredded so it melts)

1- Preheat the oven to 350.
2- Combine all of the above ingredients well in a bowl. Transfer to an oven safe dish.
3- Bake for 45 minutes until bubbling and slightly browned. Serve with crackers, sliced bread, or chips.


  1. I wanted to let you know that I made this for a Christmas party that I hosted last weekend and it was gone in minutes. It was honestly the most delicious warm dip I've ever made and I will be making it again and again! I'm already planning on making it again this weekend for my husband and myself while we hang out in the nasty weather that's headed this way :)

    We used Hawaiian bread, buttery crackers, and tortilla chips to dip in it and the consensus was that the bread was the best.

  2. Oh this looks yummy... I might have to make this to bring to Christmas dinner at my in-law's.

  3. Hi Stephanie - just wanted to let you know that I made your cheesy baked onion dip for my New Years Eve dinner and it was absolutely amazing. I will be eating the leftovers into 2012. Thanks so much for the recipe!! Happy new year.

  4. Replies
    1. Parsley- I use it just for garnish for the pictures to add some contrast.

  5. how can you keep the right temp to take to a Christmas?