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Hot Onion Dip Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Hot Onion Dip

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"This is the first thing to be eaten at every party, and it's sinfully easy! If you are not a big onion fan, don't be afraid. Onion is not the dominant flavor of the dish, and it adds just the right touch. Serve with crackers or cocktail toast."

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
  2. In the prepared dish, mix the cream cheese, onion, Parmesan cheese and mayonnaise.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2006

This dip was wonderful. Based on other reviews I changed the following; sauteed my onions first, added a sprinkling of red pepper flakes and used a 5 cheese blend (parmesean, asiago, romano, mozzarella and provolone..kraft makes this already shredded). I halved the recipe as I only had a few people over. They raved about it and of course wanted the recipe. I served the dip with vegetables and crackers. I also thought it would be fun to put the dip in a bread bowl. Will probably do that next time. Thanks for a fast,easy recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 23, 2011

I actually found this to be bland. I prefer the version of this dip with the Knorr's veggie soup mix. I usually agree with the high rated recipes but not quite this time. :(

Jul 23, 2003

This is a really great dip. I used 2 pkgs of plain cream cheese and 1 pkg of onion & chives. Easy to make and almost any cracker works with this! My ONLY minor complaint, it looks somewhat greasy. Next time, I'll serve in a hollow bread bowl to soak that up so no one gets turned off by it. Still, the taste is great!

Nov 04, 2008

PHENOMENAL! I cut the recipe to 1/3 (it was served as a late-night snack) and followed the measurements exactly. I put my chopped onion in the food processor and basically pulverized it. I then sauteed it in 1T of melted butter, and lightly salted the onion as it sauteed. Then, since this was a last-minute idea, I ADDED COLD CREAM CHEESE to the onions in the warm pan, and stirred in all the remaining ingredients (the parm was last) over medium low heat until it was smooth. I then baked it, and garnished it with chives. It was served with Sea Salt Bagel Chips from Trader Joe's, and was a hit! This recipe was so, so easy, and so, so delicious. Five stars, any day. This is being added to my personal recipes tonight! Thanks for sharing this one. :)

Nov 04, 2002

I changed the recipe a little. I used 1 8oz brick cream cheese, 1/2 cup mayo, 1 large onion, and 1 cup parmesan cheese. I served it for Book club and we ate the whole thing! It was delicious!

Dec 18, 2005

The other night, I had an "onion souffle" dip that a friend made. I emailed her to get the recipe but didn't hear back from her and wanted to make it tonight. I was sure it had onions, cream cheese, and mayonnaise in it along with parmesan or romano cheese. I looked for recipes with those ingredients, and this looked perfect. I reduced the ingredients (only 4 of us eating it) and was very happy with it. I think I would prefer to saute the onions before baking it next time. I'll have to try and see. But it was a hit, even with my son, who HATES onions! (I didn't tell him onions were in it, either.) This was fast, easy, and very good. I will definitely make this again.

Dec 18, 2003

This was good and several people at the party said so. I won't give it "5 stars" because I reserve that for fantastic recipes. I will make this again, though, because it seemed to appeal to a large number of people. To my taste, it is a bit on the plain side. Also, it tastes best when warm and seems to cool off fast once out of the oven. Maybe try a mini crockpot next time?

Feb 12, 2004

Thanks for a great recipe! I baked it in individual ramekins (I had to broil it a minute at the end to brown it), and it was a great hit! Great with melba toast.


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  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 118 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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