Wow your friends with this easy Caramelized Onion and Bacon Skillet Dip. This is a perfect dip recipe for parties or a great Father’s Day recipe. Sweet onions and salty bacon mixed with lots of melted cheese make this dip rich, smokey and ooey gooey delicious!

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Skillet Dip

This Caramelized Onion and Bacon Skillet Dip is an ooey, gooey appetizer no one can resist!
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 331kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 6 Bacon strips cooked bacon , diced
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Sweet onions , diced
  • ¼ tsp Brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Beer , or White Wine
  • 1 c Gruyere Cheese , shredded
  • ½ c Sour cream
  • ½ c Mayonnaise


  • Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally about 8-10 minutes or until onions soften.
  • Add brown sugar and continue to cook for 15-20 min or until onions are golden brown.
  • Pour in beer or wine to deglaze, scraping sides and bottom of the pan. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
  • Transfer cooked onions to a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Spread mixture into a small 8-inch skillet or a 2-cup baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.
  • Serve with a sliced up french baguette or crackers!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 8% | Calcium: 26% | Iron: 1%