Caramelized Onion, Gruyere & Bacon Dip to Keep You Warm & Toasty in This Cold Weather

This crowd pleasing dip will be a sure hit for Super Bowl or at any gathering!

Dips and spreads are such popular appetizers at parties, especially at Super Bowl parties and this simple appetizer dish can be prepared in advance and baked a few minutes before your gathering starts. This carmelized onion, gruyere and bacon dip is extremely delicious, hearty, comforting and rich, especially with the frigid temperatures we are experiencing in Connecticut this week. 

Here is the very yummy recipe: 


  • Cooking spray 
  • 3 1/2 cups chopped onion 
  • 4 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded and divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1/3 cup sour cream 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled 


1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan lightly with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; cook 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.

3. Reserve 2 tablespoons cheese. Combine remaining cheese, caramelized onion, 1 tablespoon chives, and the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Transfer the mixture to a 1-quart glass or ceramic baking dish coated lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle with reserved 2 tablespoons cheese. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon chives.

Serve with toasted baguettes, veggies or chips.

Darien resident Janine Vairo is the founder of PartyStyle Box. She can be reached at partystylebox@gmail.com and at www.partystylebox.com

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Alex January 25, 2013 at 01:57 PM
I love Gruyere cheese...it's my favorite. I NEED to make this dip and will try it out this weekend. Thanks Janine - will let you know how it turns out.
Kelly B. January 28, 2013 at 02:07 AM
PARTYSTYLE BOX this is such a comfort food and fantastic SuperBowl recipe. Looking forward to melting the gruyere, as it is my favorite cheese~ ever!
Susanna February 03, 2013 at 12:05 AM
I was looking for a different type of cheese dip. This looks absolutely delicious! Can you use pancetta instead of bacon?
PartyStyle Box February 03, 2013 at 01:36 AM
Sure, you can use pancetta in this recipe- it is just as delicious as bacon. Just make sure you do not crisp it too much when you cook it, as it will be too crunchy in this dip. Thanks so much for your very nice comments!


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