Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip Recipe (2024)

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This Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip Recipe made with crispy bacon, gooey Gruyere, and caramelized onions is sure to please a crowd at any party or gathering.

Years ago I remember discovering one of the southern favorite appetizers, baked Vidalia Onion Dip. My aunt first shared it with me and all of a sudden it was as if there were no other appetizer worthy to take to a party. I wore out the party scene with Vidalia Onion Dip. Vidalia Onion Dip made an appearance at cookouts, birthday parties, bridal showers, tailgating, and Super Bowl parties. If it was a get-together, the Vidalia Onion Dip was always there. My plus one of sorts.

Since those days I’ve managed to quell my affair with the Vidalia Onion Dip and broaden my appetizer arsenal with other tasty offerings like easy Black Bean Dip, Spinach Artichoke Dip, loadedPulled Pork Nachos or Baked Brie. Yes, I was over my addiction to the Vidalia Onion Dip.

Or so I thought.

In walks Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip. Oh man. It’s like the basic tried and true Vidalia version, onlyjacked up a notch or three. Oooey, gooey cheese, mixed with caramelized onions and crispy bacon … oh my goodness! Yes, this will be my new party appetizergo-to.

Let’s be real. This is not diet food, y’all. But all things in moderation, right? Right. You could save a bit of calories by serving this dip with celery, cucumbers or other veggies which would also make this a super delectable low carb appetizer.

Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip can easily be made ahead by a day or so and then reheated right before party time. Get your dipping on and make some of this scrumptious drool-inducing Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip for your next gathering.

For another delicious dip recipe, check out this recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip from my friend Brown-Eyed Baker. Or if you’re in the mood for cheese, The Cookie Rookie’s Best Cheeseball Recipe looks fabulous.

Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip Recipe

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Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip Recipe

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

A delicious party dip made with caramelized onions, bacon and cheese.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced (about 1 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon white wine (or marsala, sherry vinegar)
  • 4 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 3 ounces shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add thyme and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Pour in wine to deglaze pan, scraping sides and bottom of pan. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer cooked onions to a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine well.
  4. Spread mixture into a 2-cup baking dish and bake at 400-degrees F for about 20 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.

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Originally published January 22, 2015.

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originally published on January 30, 2018 (last updated Sep 14, 2021)

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20 comments on “Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip Recipe”

  1. LindaReply

    This looks awesome. It would be a great addition to any Super Bowl party buffet. We are hosting a Snacks for Super Bowl XLIX party. I hope you can run on over and share this.

    Wishes for tasty dishes

  2. AngieReply

    This looks fantastic, I can’t wait to try it!

  3. KarlaReply

    Wow. This sounds and looks SO good. This dip would be a good excuse to have a party!

  4. BriannaReply

    Made this today…. It was good, no doubt about that. But VERY oily, like almost to the point where I didn’t want to eat it. Next time I will use cream cheese instead of the mayo, this was just kind of unappetizing with so much oil in the bottom of the pan. I would also suggest maybe some French bread with this! If you keep the original recipe it would help soak up some of the liquid.

    • Amy Johnson

      What brand of mayo and cheese did you use? I know that some can be more oily than others.

  5. patricio lira droguettReply

    podria estar en español todo ?

    • Bregetta serafin

      Patricio dame tu email por favor yo translate para ti ok

  6. NicReply

    People BEG me to bring this to parties. I add baby Bella mushrooms, though. Kicks it up a notch.

    • Dieselle

      @NIC, Sounds like a great add, do you brown the mushrooms before adding them?

  7. Lauren Gaskill | Making Life SweetReply

    This is total dip perfection! The onions. The bacon. The cheese. I love it all!

  8. Michelle Stern (What's Cooking with Kids)Reply

    This reminds me of the goodness of French Onion Soup with the amazingness of melty cheese, all rolled into one.

  9. Alice @ Hip Foodie MomReply

    holy crap this looks good!!!!

  10. Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From ScratchReply

    I seriously need this in my life! Cheesy bacon goodnessss is always a good thing!

  11. Susie MandelReply

    Would you believe, Amy, that this IS diet food according to Suzanne Somers?! It qualifies under proteins/fats. Her way of eating is called food combining and it’s about how your body digests the food. One would just need to use this dip with veggies instead of chips or some other carb. Anyway, I am looking forward to trying this!

  12. BarbaraReply

    Am I correct in that this recipe calls for only 3 ounces of gruyere cheese? That does not seem like much cheese. Will it ruin the recipe if more cheese is used? Thank you.

    • Amy Johnson

      Yes, only 3 ounces. Of course you add more cheese to your preference.

  13. LindaReply

    Is it hard to dip with chips & the onions just being sliced, not chopped? What type of mayo do you use? It sounds great to take to a large gathering!

    • william couch

      Use best foods

  14. william couchReply

    I make this.. But this is what I do.. first,,, I’m making for 30+.. 3/4lb thick cut apple curred bacon,, fried crispy,, or the large package of crumbs,,,, 1 1/2 lb gruyere,, 2 packages of “Hoffman’s” smoked super sharp cheddar,,,, (shredded),, 1 stick of salt free butter 1cp of mayo,, 1lg container of sour cream ,, 3/4cp of ( I used rosemary),,,, 1cp white wine (DRY),, 5 shallot’s cut an diced,….. 2 bags of no salt restaurant rounds (corn chips) …. 2 gallons of the wine for the vitamins!!

  15. JACK & POLLYReply


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