Blue Cheese Dip with Caramelized Onions


Wow.  All I can say is this dip is a cross between real French onion soup and blue cheese dip all rolled into one.  It’s fantastic.  Fantastic!  You believe me right?

I am continuing my holiday dip search, throwing some out, keeping some in, but this is an absolute winner.  Lots of flavor and I’ll warn you, completely addicting.  I’m not sure this dip and I can be alone in the house together.  It’s so tempting.  It’s scary. 

So if you want to impress some party goers, make this dip.  With a bunch of people around it will be gone fast so don’t worry.  Just make sure to get a few bites in before it disappears.

Also, if you’ ve had trouble caramelizing onions in the past, meaning you burn them to a crisp, the trick is to keep the pan covered.  This keeps the moisture inside the onions so they don’t easily burn.  You’ll see.

 

Caramelize onion in olive oil with sugar and salt in a heavy skillet over medium low-heat.  Stir occasionally to prevent scorching, but do not stir too often.  They will brown better if left alone.  After 5 minutes of cooking, cover the pan (the lid keeps moisture inside so the onions won’t burn easily).  Cook until brown and very soft, 20-25 minutes.  Stir in the port, scraping up any brown residue left on the bottom of the pan; cool onions slightly.

Blend cheese, yogurt, mayonnaise, Worcestershire and lemon juice in a bowl.

Add cooled onions, scallions, salt and cayenne to taste; stir to blend.  Cover and chill at least 2 hours but 24 hours is preferred. The dip really changes flavor over that time.  Serve with potato chips.

Make this for tailgating, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years or whenever.  It’s worthy of any celebration.

Blue Cheese Dip with Caramelized Onions
Adapted from Cuisine at Home

2 cups yellow onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon Port
4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled (about 2/3 cup)
6 oz. plain lowfat or nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 Tablespoons scallions, chopped
Salt and cayenne to taste

Caramelize onion in olive oil with sugar and salt in a heavy skillet over medium low-heat.  Stir occasionally to prevent scorching, but do not stir too often.  They will brown better if left alone.  After 5 minutes of cooking, cover the pan (the lid keeps moisture inside so the onions won’t burn easily).  Cook until brown and very soft, 20-25 minutes.  Stir in the port, scraping up any brown residue left on the bottom of the pan; cool onions slightly.

Blend cheese, yogurt, mayonnaise, Worcestershire and lemon juice in a bowl.

Add cooled onions, scallions, salt and cayenne to taste; stir to blend.  Cover and chill at least 2 hours but 24 hours is preferred. The dip really changes flavor over that time.  Serve with potato chips.

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48 Comments

  1. I am so hungry looking at the pictures of this dip. I will be having a few days to myself and I think this just might be dinner for me!I think crackers dipped in it would be nice too.Hey, I think this would be good to just eat it with a spoon, forget the chips and crackers!

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  2. That looks incredible, Cathy! Hmmm on the port though … don’t usually have that on hand. I might sub with something else.

    Love this, thanks!
    Shirley

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  3. I think I am going to try to make this! My husband and I love carmelized onions. I put it on everything. Lovely recipe!

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  4. Mmmmm…I love blue cheese and onion dip so I’m sure I would love this…

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  5. nina 5

    I often use this combination with steak, but I have never thought of making it into a dip. It can only be fantastic!!!

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  6. I will definitely be trying this one out very soon…two of my favorite flavors!! Thanks…you never disappoint.

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  7. Mmmmm, I’ll bet my Captain would love this one.

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  8. dawn 8

    I love seeing all those brown bits in there, so yummy I bet and sweet from the caramelization. This is going to be our dip for football viewing this weekend. Thanks!

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  9. Marjie 9

    Yep, you do need to serve this to hordes of people, or your butt will suffer the consequences.

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  10. O’er! I bet this would be good on steak! A nice juicy rib eye comes to mind.

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  11. annbb 11

    I have tried and tried and tried to develop a taste for blue cheese and just can’t do it. That and cilantro…

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  12. imom 12

    Oh my! I’m making this for our Halloween party this year, oh yes I am!

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  13. Yum blue cheese. This would be really nice over a steak, but veggies and chips will do.

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  14. dawn 14

    yes yes! I believe you! I would stand right next to that bowl and do damage on that dip.

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  15. Lea Ann 15

    oh Cathy, this looks divine. I love carmelized onions and blue cheese. Perfect. One more recipe from you that I’m going to save.

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  16. Mary 16

    It looks delicious, Cathy. I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks. Very nice!

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  17. Oh.my.gosh. This is like a dream come true recipe! I am SO making it for a party we are having this weekend. Thank you!!

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  18. Bob 18

    I’m not a big blue cheese fan, but I would totally try this. Since I am a huge caramelized onion fan. Heh.

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  19. I’d be afraid of what I might do with that dip if left to my own devices! I almost single-handedly devoured the entire dish of Buffalo Chicken Dip you provided…I seriously could un-do an entire month of good eating with these!!

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  20. I might eat the whole thing before the guests ever arrived!

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  21. Melynda 21

    Wow does that look good! I am a blue cheese fan, this will be great.

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  22. My husband is crazy for blue cheese! What a great dip!

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  23. I’m not sure I can be alone in the room with photos of this dip on my computer — it looks that good!

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  24. elra 24

    I believe you, it’s like eating luxury french onion soup. Drooling.

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  25. Biz 25

    I wish I liked onions!! Love everything about this dip though!

    Looks like you had such a great time with your boys! They are so damn cute!

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  26. Now that’s a dip!!! It looks/sounds absolutely fantastic!

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  27. Katrina 27

    Just wanted you to know that I stopped by and though I have an extreme loathing for onions, I can say that my husband and oldest son would probably love this! 😉

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  28. Paula 28

    MMmmmm, I say, MMMMMmmmm! I’ve had a variation of this, and it truly is addicting! Your photo of those onions, well, let’s just say I hugged my computer screen. :-) I love homemade dips! YUM!

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  29. Chris 29

    OMG. I didn’t even have to read the recipe to know that I would love this one. The title alone had me drooling. Needless to say, I’ll be trying this one as soon as I have some people coming over to help me eat it (actually to keep me from eating it all myself)!

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  30. Stop the presses! I want this–NOW!!!

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  31. lisa 31

    I love seeing all those brown bits in there, big flavor I’m sure.

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  32. Oh, wow, that is one delicious dip! I can’t wait to try it!

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  33. Brian 33

    I think I’ll have to make this for our Halloween party. It looks delicious!

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  34. Wow, this looks heavenly. I am a real sucker for anything with blue cheese. And this recipe is actually amazingly light with all that yogurt, though I know that is not the goal with holiday dips. Yummy!

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  35. Pam 35

    I always leave your site drooling! Blue cheese and caramelized onions are two of my favorite things. This dip looks AMAZING.

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  36. First time on the site… This really looks terrific. great photos, and easy to follow wonderful directions. This dip sounds perfect. Thanks for the posts

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  37. Sandy 37

    Please tell me I can put this on a burger….if this dip tastes as good as it looks, I’m done for!

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  38. WOW this looks incredible and how perfect is the timing.. Football Football Football!! Perfect for game day!

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  39. Crikey, you know how some people play ‘love games’ with Cool Whip and cherries? I’d be far more tempted if my betrothed slathered himself in some of this. Jeez that looks delicious.

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  40. lo 40

    It’s truly evil of you to tempt me with bleu cheese AND caramelized onions. I’m thinking this dip would be perfect… on everything. Like my next burger.

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  41. megan 41

    this dip looks and sounds amazing! Great tip on covering the onions. I’ll try that next time! :)

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  42. I might have to make that for ‘Thursday.’ Looks fantastic.

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  43. see, this is the prob. this would become like soup to me. i would not be able to eat this only as a dip. i would need the spoon b/c i’d want it all. i know, gross, but i love bleu cheese.

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  44. Lisa 44

    This does sound good…. and I don’t even like dip. :-)

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  45. June 45

    I made this last night for our Friday night munchie night and it was absolutely stupendous and that was after the minimum 2 hour mellowing time.The little bit we had left is going on our steaks tonight. Can’t wait!Fabulous recipe Cathy. Thank you!

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  46. manasi 46

    awesome recipe…extremely mouth watering.the pics are tempting enough to wake up the glutton in me :)

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  47. Kate 47

    I made this last night, it was great, but sooo rich I could only eat a little! It was also a little runny, but could be from the type of yogurt I used. Next time I will try Greek yogurt. Thanks for the recipe!

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  48. Noble Pig 48

    Yes, regular yogurt would have to strained.

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