Hot Onion Dip with Fried Onions + Giveaway

Creamy cheesy hot onion dip with crispy french fried onion piled on top! This retro cocktail party snack is making a stylishly enticing comeback.

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The holiday season means, Thanksgiving dinners, office parties, cocktail parties, tree-trimming parties, dirty santa parties, family gatherings, New Year soirees, and everything in between.

Are you ready?

It’s a good idea to have a few sure-thing party dishes in your bag of tricks this year.

When I’m hosting a gathering, I plan to serve a minimum of three appetizers, to make sure there is something for everyone. This generally consists of something hot, something cold, something healthy, something meaty, and something cheesy… with at least 2 of these having more than one qualifying attribute.

Today I’m serving up something hot and cheesy, a spin on the old classic hot onion dip.

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This is one of my favorite retro dishes, hot gooey onion dip with just hint of spice. Then topped with crispy decedent french fried onions, so when you dip your chip into it, you get hot oozy cheese and a little extra crunch to boot!

I think my grandmother used to make this onion dip… I think your grandmother used to make this onion dip. But the french fried onions are my spin on the classic and make it so hard to resist.

Here’s a little video tutorial on how to prepare it.

Did you notice the cool dish in the photos and video?

This dish is from Villeroy & Boch’s new versatile bake-and-serve Cooking Elements line.

Each sleek 2-in-1 baking dish has a coordinating lid, that doubles as a platter or baking tray for other appetizers. When we were done snacking on the hot onion dip, I simply flipped the lid over to cover the dish and placed it in the fridge.

Pretty sweet, right?

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Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Hot Onion Dip with French Fried Onions


For the Onion Dip:

  • 24 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large onion, diced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin

For the French Fried Onion:

  • 1 small onion, quartered and sliced thin (3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup Gold Medal Flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups veggie oil for frying


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix all the ingredients for the onion dip in a large bowl. Then scoop into a round baking dish and smooth the dip evenly in the dish. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile heat the oil in a large sauce pot, to 375 degrees F. Slice the onions into thin strips and place in the buttermilk to soak.  In a shallow dish, mix the flour, salt and pepper. Once the oil is hot, drain the onions and toss in the flour mixture to coat. Shake of the excess four and carefully dunk all the onions into the hot oil.
  3. Fry the onions for 1-2 minutes, until golden brown, Then scoop out with a skimmer and place them on a paper-towel lined plate. Sprinkle with additional salt.
  4. Remove the hot onion dip from the oven and sprinkle the french fried onions over the top. Place bake in the oven for 5 more minutes until bubbly and cooked through. Serve warm with veggies, chips, pita chips, crackers, or bread.

Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Villeroy & Boch. All opinions are my own.

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84 Responses to “Hot Onion Dip with Fried Onions + Giveaway”

  1. #
    MaryB — November 11, 2013 @ 10:32 am

    I would love to try this onion dip as well as artichoke dip.


  2. #
    Cindy — November 11, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    I’d do a small casserole of some sort in this dish, just for two. :)


  3. #
    Coco in the Kitchen — November 11, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    Never made an onion dip before.
    Now I have a recipe worth trying!


  4. #
    Kaitlin Sickle — November 11, 2013 @ 11:36 am

    I would serve roasted vegetables


  5. #
    Lizz — November 11, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    I’d serve my lighter version of buffalo chicken dip or parsnip potato mash for Thanksgiving!


  6. #
    Pamela Gurganus — November 11, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

    This would be perfect for hot dips and one of my favorites is Buffalo Chicken Dip so I’d make that!


  7. #
    Karen Lynch — November 11, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    A artichoke dip or a grain salad.


  8. #
    Jalyn — November 11, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    I’d love to try this onion dip, definitely. But I also think a green bean casserole would go great in it. And so would Mom’s chicken and rice bake. It’s such a beautiful dish, I’d probably use it for everything.


  9. #
    Elizabeth — November 11, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    I’d serve either a warm pizza style dip or a cold hummus dip!


  10. #
    Theresa J — November 11, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    Sweet potato casserole


  11. #
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — November 11, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    I just received an order with french fried onions in the box so this dip is MINE for the holidays!


  12. #
    Christine P — November 11, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    Classic green bean casserole would be served up in this pretty dish first – a definite comfort food for me :)


  13. #
    Kelli B — November 12, 2013 @ 4:35 am

    Sweet potato casserole. Hubby and I are the only ones who like it, so this dish is the perfect size!


  14. #
    Shari | Tickled Red — November 12, 2013 @ 6:13 am

    That sounds like the bomb of dips! I would serve Surferboy his Feta Sausage dip that we have during thanksgiving because he won’t eat it like the rest of us as stuffed mushrooms. Goofy man.


  15. #
    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — November 12, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    This dip sounds so good!


  16. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 12, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    I’m pretty sure I could finish off this entire bowl of dip. YUM!


  17. #
    Carmen — November 12, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    I would love to try your onion dip – sounds yummy! Otherwise I just recently saw a recipe for a hot pizza dip I’d love to try.


  18. #
    Beverly — November 12, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

    Dips of all varieties. Perfect serving dish to use when traveling to other homes for parties.


  19. #
    Sarah — November 12, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

    I would serve hot and cheesy pepper dip. MMMM.


  20. #
    Casey @ Salted Plates — November 13, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

    mac & cheese


  21. #
    Robin Wilson — November 13, 2013 @ 9:34 pm

    I would love to serve your recipe or sweet potato casserole


  22. #
    Susan — November 14, 2013 @ 12:02 am

    Au gratin potatoes!


  23. #
    Christopher Sorel — November 14, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    love onion dip


  24. #
    Athena R — November 14, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    I would love to try this recipe out…yum!


  25. #
    Yuki — November 14, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    I’d like to make potato & bacon gratin!


  26. #
    Elizabeth Gonzalez — November 14, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    I would serve mac and cheese.


  27. #
    Shelly — November 14, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    Green bean casserole!


  28. #
    Katherine C — November 14, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    I would love t try this delicious onion dip in the serving tray (yum!)


  29. #
    Juli V — November 14, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    I would serve my buffalo chicken dip in it.


  30. #
    Lisa @ Lisa Living Well — November 14, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    I would serve artichoke dip!


  31. #
    Beth — November 14, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    I’d serve your Onion Dip recipe…would also be the perfect bowl for my homemade cranberry sauce.


  32. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — November 16, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    OMG! This looks so freakin delicious :) I can’t wait to make it!!



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