Bacon, Scallion and Caramelized Onion Dip

If you’re having a party and inviting me to it, please, don’t sit me next to the onion dip.  I swear, onion dip is my diet-busting downfall.  And to be brutally honest, I don’t care if it’s made with a package of dry soup mix or it’s plopped into a bowl from a container from the dairy aisle.  It’s really the cold and creamy sour cream that makes onion dip so addicting for me but this homemade version is a little different.  Well, a lot different since it’s a bacon, scallion, and caramelized onion dip and not made from a package.  Plus?  Yup – bacon and caramelized onions?

Bacon, Scallion and Caramelized Onion Dip

I showed you how to make caramelized onions a few weeks ago and this dip recipe was the primary reason why I wanted to finally get my caramelized onions right.  When they are the star of a dish, they had better be right!  So you’ll use a batch of those onions and mix them up with some crumbled baaaaacon, scallions, sour cream, cider vinegar, and cayenne pepper.  Homemade onion dip – done and done.  And yeah, keep me away from this one too – it’s dangerous!!

Bacon, Scallion and Caramelized Onion Dip

Yield: about 2 cups


  • 1 cup caramelized onions, cooled
  • 6 slices bacon (about 6 ounces), cut into 1/4-inch pieces, cooked crisp
  • 3 scallions, green and white parts, minced
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups sour cream or Greek yogurt (or a combination of the two)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Stir all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill for 20 minutes (or up to 3 days) before serving.