Take-out Tuesday, Amped Up Onion Dip

With Summer parties and Backyard Barbeques on the horizon, you might just need this easy little take along dip to bring to your next event~

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A little eye candy and this everyday dip will make you a rock star!

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Just take your everyday store onion dip, and amp it up with some sauteed sweet onion and applewood smoked bacon

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Fry the bacon first so you can cook the onion in some of the drippings for extra flavor

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Don’t hurry the onions, low and slow so they can slowly brown and release their sugars and begin to caramelize, about 20 minutes should do

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chop them up first if you prefer~I didn’t because I’m an idiot  I forgot~ small dice is best for easier dipping

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Combine sauteed onion with dip,  and add crumbled bacon.

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I know, right? Not so tough, but trust me, everyone will rave~

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Especially if you amp up the presentation

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Like this little Beachy Blue Table for 2

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Maybe some unexpected playful decor

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I love this dip with sweet red peppers so I put a dish {actually a spoon rest that matches the plates} of them front and center

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Just a simple white basket full of colorful veggies is eye popping and attention getting

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Ruffle cut carrot and potato chips jump into sophistication in this starfish dish

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This dip is terrific with simple roasted potatoes too

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Just roast some halved red potatoes with olive oil and seasoning {I used a garlic bread seasoning}

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and serve a dollop with the potatoes along side your steak

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Or top potatoes with some dip and serve for an appetizer.  This is even better if you scoop out a little potato before roasting to create a well in the potato to hold the dip…which I didn’t do because technically I’m on vacation….so I’m being a little lazy~but this is a STELLAR appetizer or side dish!

A simple tray

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and some bowls

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sure can make the everyday things look like a celebration!  Are we having a party?

Here are the recipes:

AMPED UP ONION DIP            for a printable version click here

1 small tub prepared onion dip

1/2 sweet onion, diced

4 slices thick applewood smoked bacon

Fry bacon until crisp, drain and reserve drippings.  Saute onion in 1-2 Tablespoons of reserved bacon drippings, over medium low heat about 20 minutes, until onions are beginning to caramelize, stirring occasionally.  Remove onions from pan and cool.  Combine onions and dip.  Crumble bacon and gently fold into dip.  Serve dip with sweet red pepper scoops, ruffled potato chips, carrot chips or roasted red potato halves.  Makes 6 servings, double recipe for a larger group.

ROASTED RED POTATOES     for a printable version click here

petite red potatoes, allow 2-3 per person

dry garlic bread seasoning, or use a combo salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, onion powder

olive oil

Wash potatoes and cut in half, scoop out some of the potato if you want to serve them filled with dip.  Sprwiay a foil lined baking sheet with cooking oil spray.  Put potatoes on foil and drizzle liberally with olive oil and sprinke with salt and seasonings.  Roll potatoes around on foil to thoroughly coat with oil and seasonings.  Roast in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on the edges.

Enjoy!

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I’m joining some of these great parties this week:

the Tablescaper for SEASONAL SUNDAY and OH, THE PLACES I’VE BEEN!

Between Naps on the Porch for METAMORPHIS MONDAY & TABLESCAPE THURSDAY

Stone Gable for ON THE MENU MONDAY and TUTORIALS, TIPS & TIDBITS THURSDAY

A Stroll Thru Life for INSPIRE ME TUESDAY

The Gunny Sack for TIME TO SPARKLE

Memories by the Mile for TUESDAY TRIVIA

Savvy Southern Style for WOW US WEDNESDAY

Worthing Court for HOME{WORK} WEDNESDAY

Cuisine Kathleen for LET’S DISH

Rattlebridge Farms for FOODIE FRIDAY

Alderberry Hill for MAKE THE SCENE MONDAY

The Dedicated House for MAKE IT PRETTY MONDAY and ANYTHING BLUE FRIDAY

No Minimalist Here for OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY

the Answer is Chocolate for BFF OPEN HOUSE

Crafts ala mode for WHAT TO DO WEEKENDS

The Country Cook for WEEKEND POTLUCK

It’s Overflowing for SHARE YOUR CREATIVITY

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Comments
10 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Amped Up Onion Dip”
  1. Love the idea of a topper for potatoes…so hard to come here on your delicious blog first thing in the morning☺

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  2. Smart! I have never thought of that! It lks delicious! I know I will be trying this!

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  3. Looks great and easy to put together. I love easy.:-)

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  4. Kim Hood says:

    My family will love this! Great idea to add fresh to ready-made. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hope you have an awesome day. 🙂
    Blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen

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  5. Great way to take regular onion dip and make it super awesome onion dip, Jenna! 🙂
    Kenley

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  6. Judy says:

    My husband has always been a dip lover. It’s been kind of a joke with some of our friends how much he loves dips. Yours look delish and all of your added decor is beautiful. Love those colors of blue.

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  7. This looks delicious! Dean’s tends to be my go-to onion dip, so I’ll look forward to trying this. I love the idea of red pepper scoops!

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  8. Jenna,
    Your pictures are beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Tuesday Trivia. This sounds yummy. I especially like it for a potato topper and your potatoes look way good.
    What a cute centerpiece too!
    Pinned it both ways.
    Hugs,
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  9. Mary says:

    Your amped up dip sounds yummy with the onion & bacon! Love the addtion of the red peppers under your dish so it looks like a starfish 🙂 The dip on potatoes or potato skins would be too hard to resist!

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