Cheesy Caramelized Onion Dip

Cheesy Caramelized Onion Dip
Active Time
15 minutes


Ingredients List


  1. Melt butter with olive oil in a heavy, large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions; season with salt. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 20-25 minutes longer or until onions are golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat to cool. 
  2. Beat the cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl until smooth. Add the onions, cayenne pepper and fontina; mix well. Adjust seasonings to taste. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tip

  • Any brand of Wisconsin cream cheese or fontina cheese can be used.

Cheesemonger Tip

Fontina's flavor can range from slightly tart, tangy and nutty to mild, earthy and buttery, depending on style. It has a semi-soft and slightly creamy texture. The cheese is great choice for snacking and melting.