Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Warm Onion Dip

MLK 005Have you been to a lot of drop-ins and parties lately? Seems like I’ve been to a lot more than usual. Maybe people are getting tired of the Recession that Shall Not End and are wanting an excuse to have some fun?

Since I’ve been out so much lately, I’ve eaten more than my fair share of the world’s onion dip. And I’ve noticed that the onion dip is almost always served cold.


I do enjoy cold onion dip…except lately when I’ve gotten a little tired of it. Plus, it’s kind of chilly outside, especially after the sun goes down. So here’s an old recipe for some warm onion dip. I’m using Vidalias because I’ve still got some, but you could use any sweet onion…and any kind of cheese. Maybe a 5-cheese blend? You could even broil this as a spread on bread. Lots of tasty possibilities!

I’ve found that a low-fat mayo helps keep the dip from being too oily.

Warm Onion Dip

2 cups Vidalia onions (or any sweet onion), chopped fine
2 cups grated Swiss cheese
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 t garlic salt

Preheat oven to 350. Combine the ingredients and scoop the mixture into a small casserole dish. Cook at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Serve on crackers or French bread.

Hope you’re having a good start to your fall!

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Hickory Smoked Homicide (preorder book 3!)

Progressive Dinner Deadly ($2.99 on Kindle—Elizabeth Craig)


  1. Bet this makes it into one of Avery's books!

  2. Liz--It would be a good one for Avery, for sure! Very cheesy stuff!

  3. First off - I must say that I am really looking forward to your 3rd Memphis BBQ Mystery: HICKORY SMOKED HOMICIDE. (Love the title and the cover.) Just one more month, w00t!

    I am also loving the idea of *warm* onion dip. Brilliant change up. I have lately been addicted to a rice-based cracker (Kame brand) that is so crisp it's practically made for dips. Sweet onions (esp. Vidalias) are a fave ingredient in our house, and I'll be making this soon. Thanks, Elizabeth/Riley!

    ~ Cleo

  4. Thanks so much, Cleo! I know, I can't believe month!

    Mmm...rice crackers! That sounds delish. Hope you'll enjoy the recipe. :)

  5. I have had hot onion dip and it is soooo much better than the old, cold type. This sounds very yummy and the next time I spot Vidalias, I am making it!

    Thank you, Elizabeth!


  6. This dip sounds so good! =)

  7. I love the appetizers you've been sharing, Elizabeth. We're moving rapidly into that season, and I'm always looking for something tasty to serve company. This sounds easy and delicious!

    ~ Krista

  8. Mary Jane--Hope you'll enjoy it!

    Melissa--Thanks! It's actually a very addictive dip. :)

    Krista--It's getting to be that fun time of year, isn't it?