Wednesday, March 4, 2009
200th Post and Colleen's Caramelized Onion Dip
Wow, I can't believe I have reached 200 posts in a little over 6 months of blogging! I hope all of you have enjoyed reading them as much as I have cooking and posting them! I read each and every one of your comments and appreciate them all.
This dip is my own creation and it was gone so fast that I barely had leftovers! It is relatively simple to make, you just have to allow time to caramelize the onions. This picture shows the onions barely caramelized:
Colleen's Caramelized Onion Dip
from Colleen's Kitchen
Makes 8-10 appetizer servings
1 very large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
1 (8-ounce) block low-fat cream cheese
1 cup low-fat mayo
1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
dash of garlic powder
kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper, to taste
Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until edges begin to turn golden, 5-10 minutes. Turn heat to medium-low and continue cooking until caramelized, stirring often, about 40-50 minutes.
Turn heat to very low and add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine. Remove from heat when all cheeses are melted.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put mixture in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish and bake for 20 minutes, or until cheeses are bubbly and top is turning golden brown.
Serve with crackers, pretzels, potato chips, raw veggies, or anything else you can think of!