Monday, August 8

Onion Dip

I had a hugely weak moment a couple of weeks ago.  The forecast was for the high nineties and pork chops were on the menu for that night.  Ughhh.....who wants pork chops in 90 degree heat?  Not me.  Then in addition, our landlord called us and invited us to go swimming (again!).  Well, we couldn't be rude and tell her no (wink, wink!).  Knowing we would be gone all day I definitely wasn't going to want to lounge by the pool and then come home and cook dinner.  I mean, what a kill joy right? 

So I went to Costco and bought lunch meat (turkey, no added preservatives) and Kettle brand potato chips (better than most). 

I know, I couldn't believe it either.  I mean, what has the world come to?

Having this Costco size bag of potato chips to use up, I thought, why not add insult to injury and make some homemade onion dip? 

Oh, yes I did. 

But of course I had to draw the line somewhere and I made the dip from scratch.  (Insert sigh of contentment here.)

It was so good.  And not really that hard or involved either.  Do try! You'll love it!

Onion Dip

2 large yellow onions, finely diced
4 Tbsp butter
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Pinch of cayenne pepper (or more if you like it hot)
Salt and pepper

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and saute onions for 15-20 minutes.  They should just be starting to caramelize.  Remove from heat and cool completely.

In a large mixing bowl, cream cream cheese with beaters until soft and pliable.  Stir in sour cream and mayonnaise and mix until well combined.  Fold in cooled onions. Add cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with potato chips or with fresh veggies if you are feeling guilty.  ;)

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This recipe is linked to:

Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Designs By Gollum Foodie Friday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap
Friday Potluck at EKat's Kitchen
Hearth 'n Soul Recipe Swap at A Moderate Life

La Bella Vita's Fresh Clean and Pure Friday 
Miz Helen's Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday


Alea Milham said...

Your onion dip looks amazingly good! I love that it is made with real ingredients giving you complete control over the quality. Thank you for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

AudreyO said...

A landlord with a swimming pool and you're invited? Wow, I'm jealous LOL. When I do onion dip I take the lazy route and use onion soup mix.

Jason@JLHealth said...

Your dip does look awesome! I'm on a serious onion kick right now so I can't wait to try it.

Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Jackie,
I sure like the kick from the cayenne in your recipe. I would sure empty that bag of chips with this great dip. Hope you are going to have a wonderful week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
Miz Helen

Emily said...

hi! This looks amazing! I would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday Party...
Hope to see you and your tasty goodness next week.

Jackie said...

mmm this does sound like a really good dip. This will go in my definite try file.

scratch-made wife said...

Uh, you never mentioned that I was going to want to eat the entire bowl of this stuff! I made it yesterday for a football party, and it was sooooo good.


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