Cutting board with oval cast-iron pan with swirls of dip surrounded by chips, mini pretzels and beer.
Photography & Art Direction: Anthony Contrino – Food Styling: Katie Stilo

Growing up, whenever my parents had company, they would make onion dip.  They always used a soup package mix – and, don’t get me wrong, it’s delicious in its own right, but I prefer this homemade version.  The Bacon & Caramelized Onion Topping adds a subtle salty and sweet flavor that you just don’t get from the packaged stuff.  When I’m feeling extra bougie, I’ll sprinkle some shredded mozzarella on top and throw it under the broiler until it’s nice and crispy.

You can find the recipe for the Bacon & Caramelized Onion Topping by clicking HERE.

Bacon & Caramelized Onion Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Time: 12 hours
Servings: 6


  • ½ cup Bacon & Caramelized Onion Topping, rough chopped
  • 1 16-ounce container full-fat sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Crackers and/or crudité, for serving


  • In a large bowl, stir the Bacon & Caramelized Onion Topping, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder and onion powder until well combined.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Serve cool with crackers and/or crudité.
Course: Appetizer
Author: Anthony Michael Contrino