Caramelized Onion Dip

There are only a few things in this world that will tempt me to hang around a television with a sports game on it.  This dip is one of them.  The only way I watch sports is if there is some yummy snack food to go with it.  Dips are an easy, low maintenance food to serve at any Super Bowl party this weekend.  This dip is made the night before and is served at room temperature.  No muss, no fuss.
This onion dip is so much better than those powdered dips that come in a paper package.  I have positive testimonies from people who don’t normally like onion dips.  The onions are sweet and caramelized and mixed into a creamy dip.  Serve with crackers and potato chips for a great, salty snack.


Slightly Adapted from Ina Garten

2 large onions, sliced
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Chopped parsley, optional


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and olive oil.  Add onions, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.  Cook for 10 minutes then lower the heat slightly to medium.  Cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  The onions should be caramelized and a light brown.  Set aside and cool.

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise.  Stir in onions.  Mix well.  Let sit for at least 1 hour to overnight.  When serving, let come to room temperature.  Top with chopped parsley if desired.

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