Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Vidalia Onion-Cheese Dip

This is one of my all-time favorite dip recipes. Wanna be the star at your next sports party? Take this dip!

This recipe is gooey, cheesy, sloppy and great with chips, fritos, or crackers! If you like sweet onions, you'll love this recipe, but even my friends who aren't big onion fans love this one, too.

I added a few things to give this recipe a little kick, but feel free to leave out any of the "hot" stuff. I love to serve individual sized portions of this dip in small ramekins if we're having a small party, or if we're gettin' our sports on, I bake it in a big ol' casserole dish.


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Vidalia Onion-Cheese Dip
slightly adapted from Southern Living Homestyle Cooking...

3 large Vidalia onions, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add onions and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until tender.

In a medium bowl, combine onion, cheese, mayonnaise, hot sauce, and garlic; stir well. Pour into a small sized lightly buttered casserole dish. Bake, uncovered at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

Serve dip with tortilla chips or assorted crackers.


  1. this sounds so yummy. seriously, i feel like going and making some nachos with lots of cheese. thanks for sharing this recipe.

  2. Oh Sarah-

    Can I PLEASE come live with you? Will work for food.

  3. Yes, you can eat whatever you want, hehe. Hey, I ate M&M's and drank coke and I'm NOT pregnant!

  4. Ry LOVES Vidalia onion...I'll have to try this one :) thanks, sister! soooo glad Jack's doing better...still improving? Miss you guys and love you lots! How ya feeling?

  5. Oh man! This sounds sooooooooo good! Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna have to try this!

  6. Mmmm, I was just telling Em that I needed some new recipes to get excited about cooking again! I'll have to check our your archives!

  7. This one sounds so good - I know I would have eaten it while pregnant - but it would have given me heartburn something fierce!!

  8. ding, ding, ding

    I'll definitely make this one to see how they compare. I'm gonna wager this one is probably better.

    Good ol' SL!!

  9. This looks and sounds delicious! I can not wait to try it.

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Sounds delish even with the thinks that you add to it to give it a kick! Can't wait to try this for myself :)

  11. Oh girl, this looks and sounds so good!! I will be trying this for sure! I love vidalia onions!

  12. This is a favorite of mine at a local restaurant...so glad to have the recipe!