Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyere

Slow cooked caramelized onions smothered in a warm Gruyere dip with bits of bacon and warm bread for dipping.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword easy appetizer recipe, game day recipe, party food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 851 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 4 bacon strips
  • 2 sweet onions halved and thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry can sub dry white wine
  • ¼ teaspoon tabasco
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere Cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 loaf french bread for dipping
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook bacon in a nonstick skillet on medium heat until crispy, remove from skillet and set on paper towels to drain excess grease. Crumble when cool enough to handle.
  3. Leave remaining grease in skillet and add onions, sugar, and salt. Cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to medium and cook slowly, stirring occasionally. The onions will eventually change to a deep brown color- be patient during this process as it can take 30 minutes or longer. Make sure that the onions don' t burn- if they are cooking too rapidly, reduce the heat further.
  4. Add the sherry and let simmer for one minute. Add thyme and Tabasco and remove from heat.
  5. Combine the sour cream and mayonnaise in a separate bowl. Add the cheese, bacon crumbles, onion mixture, and black pepper. Pour into a 2-cup baking dish large or cast iron skillet. Bake for 20 minutes or until dip is golden brown and bubbly.
  6. Cut french bread into 1/2 inch slices, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh thyme. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 8 minutes, Remove and let sit until cool enough to handle, then dip and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyere
Amount Per Serving
Calories 851 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Fat 51g78%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 1135mg49%
Potassium 435mg12%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 510IU10%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 442mg44%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.