Bacon and Onion Dip is easy to whip up for happy hour or a holiday party. It's an elevated take on your traditional french onion dip.
We do this really fun thing at work, and it's called a 'Dip-off.' It's like the best concept ever! Everyone brings their favorite dip, either savory or sweet. We all get together for a potluck style meal of dips. After everyone has tried all the dips, we vote on our favorite dip in both the sweet & the savory category.
My strawberry cheesecake dip won in the sweet category last year, which means I have to swoop in this year with a 'W' in the savory category. Let's see if this bacon and onion dip can help me out!
This bacon and onion dip has the perfect flavor! The sweet, caramelized onions and the salty bacon blend perfectly with the tangy Greek yogurt. This dip is gonna be a crowd pleaser...trust me!
If you're having friends or family over for the holidays, snack-y finger foods are a must! This dip is a great option because it can sit in the fridge for multiple days. In fact, it tastes even better once the flavors have had some time to blend together.
It tastes great with a variety of dippers as well - raw veggies, crackers, tortilla chips, pita. Whatever you're feeling!
While there are a variety of ways to cook bacon, the Kitchn recently tested the best tried & true methods for cooking bacon. I was happily surprised that my lazy girl way of cooking bacon actually resulted in the best tasting!
If you've never tried cooking your bacon in the oven, give it a try! I've included instructions below for how to cook regular-cut bacon. If you have thick-cut bacon, make sure to add some additional cooking time!
I prefer this method because you don't have to babysit your bacon like you do when you fry it in a skillet. And, it doesn't splatter grease all over your stove. Lazy girl cooking for the win!
How to Dice an Onion
I thought it would be fun to include a 'back to the basics' video with this post. Onions are everything in my cooking! If I don't use onions and/or garlic in a recipe, I might be sick!
People can get intimidated by cooking. Oftentimes, I find that raw, fresh ingredients are one of the most intimidating parts. Chopping an onion takes less than 3 minutes, and with this fool-proof method, you're going to look like a chef in no time!
Bacon and Onion Dip
- 7 slices bacon
- 1 large onion diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 ½ cups whole milk, plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup olive oil mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried dill
- ¼ teaspoon Morton kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- chips, crackers, or veggies for serving
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Line a large, metal baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil, and add bacon strips. Cook for 14-18 minutes until bacon is golden brown and slightly crispy.
- Remove bacon from the oven. Place bacon on a bed of paper towels to cool.
- Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add diced onion and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook onions, stirring often, until the onions are a dark, golden color, about 20 minutes. Remove onions from skillet and allow to cool.
- Chop bacon into bite-sized pieces.
- Combine Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, spices, and cooled bacon and onions. Stir until fully incorporated.
- Serve with chips, crackers, or raw veggies.