Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

My mom made this at a dinner party she had when dh and I went home recently. She served it with homemade chips made of toasted foccia bread. This has a bit more zip than the traditional onion soup mix dips without having to use the mix!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut onion in half and slice thinly (I use food processor).
  2. Heat oil and butter in large frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Add onion, cayenne, salt & pepper and saute for 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes more, until onions are browned and caramelized.
  5. cool.
  6. Beat cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth.
  7. Add onions and mix well.
  8. Serve immediately or chill for a couple hours prior to serving.
  9. Serve with potato chips, crackers or toasted bread below.
  10. Bread preparation:.
  11. Preheat oven to 300-325 degrees.
  12. Thinly slice a loaf of Foccia bread.
  13. Brush bread slices with olive oil.
  14. Sprinkle optional parmesan cheese on top.
  15. Place on cookie sheet and Bake for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  16. Cool and break apart to large sized chip pieces.
  17. Serve with a knife to spread the dip in case the dip is chilled.


Most Helpful

The heat from the cayenne pepper makes this dip unique. I liked it best served on ridged potato chips. I got a full 2 cups of dip when making the recipe. Easy to make.

Marie Nixon December 25, 2008

REALLY GOOD STUFF. I didn't take the time to get out my food processor to slice the onions, so my slices were really to thick, which made it difficult to get out easily with your chip/bread. Next time I would probably just dice the onions. I liked the slight heat the cayenne gives it. The onions became so sweet that each time I ate some of it I kept thinking "did I put sugar in this recipe?" I even made the focaccia bread and they were as much of a hit at the party as the dip was. THANKS A BUNCH!

Stephie Biggs October 19, 2008

I served this at my housewarming today and it was a total hit! I did make it ahead as another reviewer mentioned and the flavors did seem to meld overnight. I couldn't find my cayenne pepper so I used a bit of chipotle powder and loved it - I'll definitely make this again and again and again.

MsKittyKat September 28, 2008

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