Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 455kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
CARAMELIZED ONION DIP is the ultimate super easy appetizer to make for game day! This amazing sour cream and bacon dip is made in minutes and loved by all. It's filled with so much flavor, and so many delicious ingredients, like bacon, sour cream, onions, and chives.
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 slices bacon uncooked and chopped
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 16 ounces sour cream I love Oberweis Cultured Sour Cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chips or sliced veggies for serving


  • Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil and chopped bacon into the skillet and cook until crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove bacon from the skillet and place on a paper towel to drain.
  • Add the chopped onion into the skillet with the bacon grease and caramelize for about 10 minutes, or until fully browned and translucent. Remove onion from the skillet and allow to drain/cool.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the sour cream, bacon, onion, chives, shredded cheese, and salt and pepper.
  • Allow to sit in the fridge in an airtight container for at least an hour to fully chill and for flavors to all blend together.
  • Serve with chips or chopped veggies.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 279mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 0.5mg