Hot Caramelized Sweet Onion & Bacon Dip

For years and years this Caramelized French Onion Dip was my favorite dip. It was my dip of choice for every party. Super Bowl, holiday party, BBQ, you name it, that dip was there. For about 5 minutes anyway, until it was all gobbled up. With it being such a family favorite, why I never thought to make a hot version and add some bacon to it before now is beyond me. But I will tell you one thing, I am sure glad I did.

Now I am not saying that the original is not as good as this hot version. Because I can still chow down on a bowl with a bag of Kettle Chips at my side. But I mean…

this dip has bacon.

And it’s hot and bubbly and melty. And it has a crispy Parmesan crust. And you spoon it onto garlicky toasted baguette slices.



And it’s freaking Iwanttoeattheentirebowlbymyselfinacornerandnotsharewithaynone delicious.

So whether you are in it for the Hawks, the Patriots, the commercials or Katy Perry, you should so totally have it in front of you on Super Bowl sunday. Trust me.

Hot Caramelized Sweet Onion & Bacon Dip Recipe

Serves 6 - 8 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 baguette sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled



Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate to cool. Once cool, dice.


Reserve 1 tablespoon pan drippings. Cook onion in pan drippings over medium-low heat until brown and caramelized. About 20 minutes.


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.


Combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, Worcestershire, garlic, bacon and onions together in a bowl. Mix well.


Spoon dip into an ovenproof dish. Top with Parmesan cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 10 - 15 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Turn on the broiler and broil for about 2 minutes or until cheese is browned.


Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and place under the broiler for 1 - 2 minutes or until golden brown. Rub with garlic clove.


Serve hot dip with toasted baguette slices.



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  • Reply
    November 19, 2018 at 7:57 am

    I’ve made this a couple times and it is always a huge hit. My family tells me not to show up at any gatherings without the dip. I was wondering if this can be made ahead and how long ahead would it still be as delicious. Thinking I’s like to have it ready to go this Thanksgiving. Thanks.

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      November 21, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Love that you love this David! I think you could make it ahead of time. I would just make it all the way up until you’re supposed to bake it. Then refrigerate it. It might take a bit more time to cook. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    January 31, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Something different for Super Bowl week-end. Off to the store.

  • Reply
    January 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    You had me at caramelized sweet onion… and bacon. This dip sounds amazing!

  • Reply
    Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls
    January 30, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I’m with Basilmomma … dips are a food group and this totally belongs in my life!

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    Jerry Russell
    January 30, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    You had me at caramelized onions, but you took it over the top with bacon. I need this now. Like. Right. Now.

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    January 30, 2015 at 7:03 am

    I love that thick layer of cheese on top. Looks fantastic!

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    Dee Dee Eberle
    January 30, 2015 at 6:28 am

    You had me at BACON!!! After all, bacon loves us and wants us to be happy. :o)

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    January 30, 2015 at 6:07 am

    Oh my gawd! This looks delicious! With bacon! Yum!

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    January 30, 2015 at 5:33 am

    Dips are a food group to me!

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    A Family Feast
    January 30, 2015 at 5:11 am

    Oh yeah…I will definitely make sure that the bowl of this dip is strategically situated right next to MY seat as we watch the Super Bowl! Maybe I’d share a little…just to be a good host! Amazing!

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    Kristen (amindfullmom)
    January 30, 2015 at 4:57 am

    So decadent and rich but so perfect for Game Day!

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    Accidental Farm Wife
    January 30, 2015 at 4:50 am

    Oh my word. This sounds delicious! Caramelized onion, bacon, and garlic?? YES!

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    Melissa Russo
    January 30, 2015 at 4:37 am

    I’m all about dip. This is perfect for watching the game this weekend. Pinned!