As a kid I would quite literally excavate my dinner until it was clear of any and every little slice of onion. Whether I actually hated the taste that much or just stuck to my stance on principle, I’m not sure. Thankfully, my opinion on onions slowly shifted and now I cannot get enough. Raw, sautéed, roasted, or maybe best of all, caramelized– I’ll take onions in any form. So, when I heard about a recipe with many different onions all baked into a creamy dip I knew it was a must-try.
For this dip, I decided to go with four different kinds of onions: white, red, sweet, and green. They all have a slightly unique flavor profile and come together beautifully with a touch of sweetness from the brown sugar. Sour cream, cream cheese, and mayo all get mixed in to create one super creamy dip! Top it off with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese then pop this baby in the oven for 20 minutes. When the dip is bubbling and that top cheese layer is good and golden, you’ll know it’s time to dig in!
The options are endless when it comes to serving this tasty dish. Crackers and toasted bread are always favorites, but veggies like carrots and cucumbers also work well for a healthier choice. We’ve even been known to spread this dip on a sandwich the next day if we’re lucky enough to have leftovers (a rare occurrence!). Whether it’s for a cozy movie night or a covered dish potluck, this is a recipe that’s guaranteed to be a hit. Give it a try and you’ll understand what all the fuss is about!
Four Onion Dip
30m prep time
20m cook time
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 white onion, diced
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 sweet onion, diced
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- ½ tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 8oz cream cheese (1 package), softened
- 2 cups sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
- Bread or crackers for serving
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Over medium heat, melt the butter in a skillet. Add the white, red, and sweet onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the green onions and brown sugar and cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring every couple minutes.
- Add the white wine vinegar and worcestershire sauce. Cook for another 5 minutes, or until the onions are all very tender and turning a golden caramel color.
- Add the cream cheese to the skillet and stir to combine with the onions.
- Transfer the mixture to an 8x8 baking dish and stir in the sour cream and mayonnaise.
- Top with parmesan cheese and bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- Serve hot with bread or crackers.
Recipe adapted from Foodnetwork.com