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:

and that took about 40 minnutes on my stove! You can make the dip with the onions like that, or keep going until they get darker - the flavor will just get richer the longer that you cook them. I served this with kettle-cooked potato chips, but it would also be delicious with any kind of pretzel, cracker, or raw cut veggie. Enjoy and thank you for reading!!


Colleen's Caramelized Onion Dip
from Colleen's Kitchen
Makes 8-10 appetizer servings


1 very large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
olive oil
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!

18 comments:

Molly Jean said...

Sounds great! And congrats on your 200 post!

Lauren said...

Yay, congrats! :)

This looks really good - I can't wait to try it!

Katie said...

OH YUM!! Maybe I'll add this to my menu for company this weekend. It looks fantastic!

Stephanie said...

What a great creation! Looks fabulous!! Yeah for 200! I just love reading your blog!

Katie said...

mmmmm, anything creamy and with caramelized onions, I am IN! We're having houseguests this weekend, and this is the perfect Friday evening snack.

Also, way to go on 200 posts! I am going to try to be more like you and post more often. You've inspired me :)

Linds said...

This looks delicious! Congrats on 200 posts :)

Mrs. in May said...

sounds totally delish!

The Blonde Duck said...

Break out the chips and hand me the bowl!

Sara said...

Happy 200th post! This dip looks delicious, I can never get enough of caramelized onions.

Deborah said...

Wow - 200 posts in 6 months! And what a great recipe!

Pam said...

What a great dip - I love caramelized onions!

Laure said...

Congrats on your 200th post!! This looks sinfully delicious!

Donna-FFW said...

Congrats on your 200th!! This dip sounds amazing. I so LOVE caramelized onions!

Julie said...

Wow...that literally has my mouth watering!

Peabody said...

Way better than the kind you get at the store. Yum.

gaga said...

Wow, 200! Congrats! You picked a great dish for your 200th, I love caramelized onions.

madebymel said...

Congrats on 200 posts, and this dip looks DE-LICIOUS!

Kristen616 said...

Congrats on your 200th post! This looks SOOO good. I absolutely love caramelized onions...I bet they are delicious in your dip!