Caramelized Onion-and-Bacon Dip


Caramelized Onion-and-Bacon Dip

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    This creamy, warm-from-the-oven dip blends sweet onions and smoky bacon to make it a hit at any party.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 20
    6 slice(s) Hy-Vee sweet smoked bacon, chopped
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    2 medium sweet onions, cut into ¼-in.-thick strips; divided
    1 tsp. That’s Smart! garlic salt
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee baking soda
    1 (8-oz.) pkg. That’s Smart! cream cheese style blend, softened
    ⅓ c. Hy-Vee mayonnaise
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee less sodium Worcestershire sauce
    3 tbsp. chopped fresh chives, divided
    Deli style pretzel crisps, for serving
    Assorted vegetables for dippers, for serving

    Things To Grab

    • 8-in. cast-iron skillet
    • Medium bowl
    • Paper towels


    1. Cook bacon in an 8-in. cast iron skillet over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until crispy. Remove from skillet; reserve 1 Tbsp. drippings in the skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels.

    2. Add butter to bacon drippings in skillet; cook over medium heat until melted. Add half of the onions to the skillet. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until onions begin to soften, stirring frequently. Add remaining onions to the skillet; cook for 3 minutes. Stir in garlic salt and baking soda. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 45 to 55 minutes more or until onions have a jamlike consistency and are golden brown, stirring frequently.

    3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Stir together cream cheese blend, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl until smooth. Set aside 2 Tbsp. bacon for garnish. Stir remaining bacon and 2 Tbsp. chives into mayonnaise mixture.

    4. Stir 1/4 cup cooked onion mixture into the mayonnaise mixture. Then add mayonnaise mixture to remaining onion mixture in the skillet; stir until combined.

    5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until heated through. Top with reserved 2 Tbsp. bacon and remaining 1 Tbsp. chives. Serve with pretzel crisps and assorted vegetables for dippers.

    Nutrition facts


    100 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 9g
    • Cholesterol: 10mg
    • Sodium: 220mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 7g
    • Protein: 2g

    Daily Values

    Iron 0%
    Calcium 2%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 2%