Caramelized Onion Cheese and Bacon Skillet Dip

  • 75 min
  • 20 servings
  • 82 cal

  • Ingredients
    • 8 strips uncooked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
    • 2 large sweet onions, halved and thinly sliced (2 1/2 cups)
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded (1 cup)
    • 1/3 cup sour cream
    • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 teaspoon fresh snipped thyme, plus additional for garnish
    • Thick-cut cucumber slices and/or toasted slices of French bread
  • Directions
    • Prep
      15 min
    • Cook
      25 min
    • Bake
      20 min
    • Cool
      15 min
    Step 1
    In an 8-inch cast iron skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.
    Step 2
    Add onions to skillet with the bacon drippings. Sprinkle onions with sugar and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 25 minutes or until onions are tender and golden, stirring occasionally, and adding the garlic the last 2 minutes of cooking.
    Step 3
    Preheat oven to 375°F.
    Step 4
    In a medium bowl, stir together cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and 1 teaspoon thyme until well combined. Stir into the caramelized onions in the skillet, along with 3/4 of the bacon. Top with the remaining bacon. Bake about 20 minutes or until mixture is bubbly. Cool slightly. Sprinkle with additional thyme before serving.
    Step 5
    Serve with thick-cut cucumber slices and/or toasted slices of French bread.

    Tip: If you don't have an 8-inch cast-iron skillet, spoon mixture into a 1-quart round casserole dish. Bake as above.

Ingredients
  • 8 strips uncooked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 large sweet onions, halved and thinly sliced (2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon fresh snipped thyme, plus additional for garnish
  • Thick-cut cucumber slices and/or toasted slices of French bread
Directions
  • Prep
    15 min
  • Cook
    25 min
  • Bake
    20 min
  • Cool
    15 min
  • Step 1
    In an 8-inch cast iron skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.
  • Step 2
    Add onions to skillet with the bacon drippings. Sprinkle onions with sugar and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 25 minutes or until onions are tender and golden, stirring occasionally, and adding the garlic the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  • Step 3
    Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Step 4
    In a medium bowl, stir together cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and 1 teaspoon thyme until well combined. Stir into the caramelized onions in the skillet, along with 3/4 of the bacon. Top with the remaining bacon. Bake about 20 minutes or until mixture is bubbly. Cool slightly. Sprinkle with additional thyme before serving.
  • Step 5
    Serve with thick-cut cucumber slices and/or toasted slices of French bread.

Tip: If you don't have an 8-inch cast-iron skillet, spoon mixture into a 1-quart round casserole dish. Bake as above.