Baked Sweet Onion Cheddar Dip

"This has been a real hit gatherings! I often make a double batch."
photo by *Parsley* photo by *Parsley*
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, mix together the onions, garlic, mayonnaise, yogurt or sour cream, cheddar, and Tabasco (and curry powder, if using).
  • Spread into a lightly pan sprayed small-ish baking dish.
  • Top with Parmesan and sprinkle with paprika to taste. (Ground ancho chile powder can be substituted for the paprika, for a little more kick. I prefer the ancho.).
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped green onion (scallion).
  • Serve hot or warm with crackers, bread, or raw veggie dippers.
  • Makes about 6 servings. I usually make a double batch! :).
  • Source: I first found a similar recipe to this, which I adapted, from Ron from Worcester at Gail's Recipe Swap.

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  1. Steingrim
    This dip is rich and filling and popular at parties. I like to put chopped jalapenos in it too. We have made a double batch in one larger dish with half having jalapenos and half without.
  2. taurusw
    A coworker made this a while back and I have dreamt of it ever since. So, I was thrilled to find this. It was a hit. I did change a couple of things. I used Asiago instead of Parmesan and some cornstarch to stabilize it. I usually make a triple batch and used 1 TBSP of cornstarch. It worked like a charm. I also had to scoop the oil off the top (about a 1/2 cup!) I did not use curry either, but I did use smoked Spanish paprika and 10 dashes of Tabasco . Soo good!
  3. surus
    I made this as written but stirred the Parmesan cheese into the dip instead of sprinkling it on top. I did add the curry powder and sprinkled with paprika. When I read the recipe it seemed to me there was a lot of onion compared to the creamy ingredients and I was right. I love onion dip but this is almost like a dish of baked onions in a cheese sauce. If I made it again I would double the mayo and sour cream and maybe chop the onions in the food processor. I also added Cajun seasoning after I tasted it to give it some zing. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Penny Stettinius
    This is such a pretty dish with the melted cheese and white onions! I had to bake mine much longer than the 25-30 minutes in the directions. I baked it for 45 minutes so the onions were softer. Perfect served with toasted sour dough bread rounds. I served this at a Christmas office party I catered. Thank you for sharing the recipe, Julesong!
  5. *Parsley*
    This is one of those dips that you want to just eat with a spoon. It's so cheesey and oniony. Perfect for chips, veggies and any other dippers you can imagine. I used the smoked paprika to sprinkle on top. Itotally forgot about the green onions but nobody cared. Thanx! I'll make this again and double it.


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