This caramelized onion dip with crunchy bits of bacon in it is possibly the most savory dip in the whole wide world! Make this one at home as soon as you can and you will see why.
As if I still need to tell you why.
Just look at the ingredients. Sweet fried and caramelized onions, smoky grilled crispy bacon, a dollop of cream cheese and a hot flash for which the chili powder is responsible. So do you see what I mean now? It just can’t get any better than that, right?
All the ingredients below are made for each other.
End of the line. I have made loads of classic and funkier dips and dipping sauces in the past. However this caramelized onion dip with crunchy bacon is definitely in my family and friends’ top 3.
And they are right. Tell me, who doesn’t like caramelized onions? OK I can get that some people might not be too wild about the addition of the bacon. I get that. So you can just leave it out and turn this dip into a veggie one even.
But caramelized onions? I still have to meet the first person who hates caramelized onions really.
Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon
Caramelized onions are delicious.
And I’m fairly sure that you are familiar with that world class delicacy from France: the French onion soup!
If you find the dip too thick in the end, then you can always add extra cream cheese or a little cream or milk to make it a little smoother. Adjust it until you end up with the consistency that you like the most.
So there you go. Grab a piece of toast, grilled bread, breadsticks or cracker and dig in!
Do you love savory and creamy comfort dips like this?
Then also check out my delicious cheesy black bean dip!
- 10,5 oz onion (300 g)
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 5 slices salted bacon
- 7 oz cream cheese (200 g)
- 2 tbsp fresh dill or chives, chopped
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- chili powder
Chop the onion up roughly and add it to a blender. Pulse into a fine crumble. Add the butter, the blended onion and garlic paste to a saucepan.
Place the pan over medium-high heat until the butter has melted. Cook the onion for 3 to 4 minutes until it starts to soften a bit.
Then turn the heat low and simmer the onion for 25 minutes or until it is nicely caramelized and brown. Stir regularly and keep an eye on it. Don't burn it.
In the meantime grill, bake or pan fry the slices of bacon for a couple of minutes until crisp and crunchy.
Once the cooked onion is browned enough, take the pan off the heat and let it cool down for 10 more minutes. Then chop up the crispy baked bacon and add it to the lukewarm caramelized onion in the pan.
Stir the onion and bacon well. Then stir in the cream cheese and the freshly chopped dill or chives. Season with a pinch of chili powder and salt.
Stir the dip well now. Then check the seasoning and add extra chili or salt to taste if necessary. Transfer it to a clean cup or bowl and serve at room temperature.