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Melted Cheese Pull for Bacon Caramelized Onion Cheese Dip Recipe
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Best Ever Bacon & Caramelized Onion Cheese Dip

Serve this Bacon Caramelized Onion Cheese Dip at your next party or tailgating event, and I guarantee it will be the first to go!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Calories: 0kcal


  • ¾ pound bacon cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 ounces Gruyere cheese shredded
  • 8 ounces Gouda cheese shredded (may use smoked Gouda)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • corn chips fresh vegetables, bread cubes and crackers for dipping


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spray a 1 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium/high heat, cook the cut bacon until almost crisp.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove 3 tablespoons of the bacon to a plated lined with a paper towel. Set aside.
  • Remove all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon grease from the skillet.
  • Add the sliced onions, salt, pepper and garlic to the skillet with the remaining bacon, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions start to turn golden brown (approximately 10-15 minutes).
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir in the maple syrup and the all purpose flour.
  • Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the shredded cheeses. Stir well to combine.
  • Spoon the dip into the prepared baking dish and top with the reserved partially cooked bacon and the fresh thyme leaves.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with crackers, veggies, bread, or chips.
  • Enjoy!


Tools and equipment:
large skillet
wooden spoon or spatula
chef's knife and cutting board (for slicing the onions and bacon)
box grater
slotted spoon
1 quart baking dish
cooking spray
measuring cups and spoons


Serving: 0 | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg