Party Panache, Caramelized Onion Dip with Maple Bacon

Have you ever had an onion dip made with real caramelized onions?

Let me tell you, it’s a game changer!

And, more good news,

this dip is made with simple ingredients

that you probably have on hand~

I always have sweet onions, bacon,

mayonnaise and sour cream in my fridge,

and often celery, cucumber and carrots

Even though caramelizing onions does take a while,

it’s easy to get them going while you’re doing other things,

all they need is an occasional stir…

Cook them over medium low heat with olive oil and butter

until they magically transform from white to golden brown

Drain them well by tilting the pan

and pressing them against one side

and letting the grease drain and puddle on the other side

You can also cook them in your slow cooker here

and store them in the fridge until you need them

Mix the mayo and sour cream,

season with salt, pepper and garlic powder,

and then add the onions

Mix in crispy bacon

Serve it with sturdy potato chips and crisp vegetables

Garnish with bacon crumbles or green onions

You can stir in crumbled blue cheese and you will have

a Red, White & Blue Dip for the 4th of July!

A simple party dip that everyone will love!

Caramelized Onion Dip with Maple Bacon

Caramelized Onions make this simple dip a star!
Prep Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American


  • 4 slices maple bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 vidalia onions chopped
  • Olive oil
  • Dash of sugar
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • Garlic powder


  • Melt butter in skillet with a dash of olive oil.
  • Add onions and cook over med low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Once they’ve softened sprinkle them with a little sugar and continue to cook and stir until caramelized, about 30-40 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Drain well
  • Combine sour cream, mayo and garlic and salt and pepper to taste
  • Stir in cooled onions and bacon
  • Serve with chips, celery and carrots for dipping


stir in crumbled bleu cheese
omit bacon for a lighter dip
Keyword bacon and onion dip, bacon onion dip, caramelized onions, easy party dip

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23 Responses to “Party Panache, Caramelized Onion Dip with Maple Bacon”
  1. Thanks Jenna for a wonderful dip for the weekend celebrations! I have all the ingredients ready to put together. Happy Wednesday!

  2. That sounds really good!

  3. This looks fabulous! We’re hoping to have some guests this year at the lake and this would be perfect. Or, a good thing to take to a party. Yum! (The only problem with this is not eating the caramelized onions before they get in the dip!)

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    Honestly, I think I could eat this for breakfast! I’m sure after eating this no other recipe will do. LOL, I have to agree with Jeanie, caramelized onions are wonderful!

  5. You have me at the maple bacon! The dip looks particularly creamy and I bet it’s full of flavours and your kitchen smelled wonderful while you caramelizing the onions.

  6. Martha says:

    I’m going to have to try that! I make lots of onion dip during football season but have always used the Lipton packets. I’m sure this will be amazing! Thanks for sharing with us Jenna. 🙂

  7. Yum, yes please! I’m always looking for new dips to try:@)

  8. Nancy says:

    Mmmm … perfect for this weekend!
    Thank you my friend!

  9. lghiggins says:

    Yummy! I have never made onion dip from scratch. I imagine the caramelized onions put it over the top!

  10. Your are right, I do have all the ingredients for the dip as well as carrots and celery to serve along side. Now all I need is guests to enjoy the dip with. 😊

  11. Mary says:

    A yummy dip Jenna! ♥

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