Baked Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip

Baked Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip with parsley in a cast iron skillet with purple tortilla chips on the side.

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Indulge in the ultimate party dip with our baked caramelized onion and bacon dip recipe – the perfect appetizer for game day or any gathering!


Units Scale
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (use block cream cheese, not whipped)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups Gruyere cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, plus more for garnishing


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a 10-inch cast iron or oven-safe skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy.
  3. Remove bacon from skillet and place on a paper towel-lined plate to let cool. Do not clean out bacon grease from the skillet.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low heat, add the onions to the skillet, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring often, until brown and caramelized.
  5. Add the minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Next, add the cream cheese, sour cream, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese, salt, pepper, chives and parsley.
  7. Next, chop bacon into small pieces and add most of the bacon to the mixture, reserving some for sprinkling on top of the dip.
  8. Add the remaining cheese and reserved pieces of bacon to the top of the dip.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is hot and bubbly. Garnish with parsley before serving.
  10. Serve warm with tortilla chips, crackers, baguettes or pretzels.

Keywords: dip, bacon, cheese

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