COOKTIME: 45mins


My mom made this at a dinner party she had when dh and I went home recently. She served it with homemade chips made of toasted foccia bread. This has a bit more zip than the traditional onion soup mix dips without having to use the mix!


2 Large yellow onions

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

2 Tablespoons butter

1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 Teaspoon salt

1/2 Teaspoon ground pepper

4 Ounces cream cheese, room temp

1/2 Cup sour cream

1/2 Cup mayonnaise

Toasted bread

5 Slices focaccia bread, thinly sliced

2 Teaspoons olive oil

2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese


Cut onion in half and slice thinly (I use food processor).

Heat oil and butter in large frying pan over medium heat.

Add onion, cayenne, salt & pepper and saute for 10 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes more, until onions are browned and caramelized.


Beat cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth.

Add onions and mix well.

Serve immediately or chill for a couple hours prior to serving.

Serve with potato chips, crackers or toasted bread below.

Bread preparation:.

Preheat oven to 300-325 degrees.

Thinly slice a loaf of Foccia bread.

Brush bread slices with olive oil.

Sprinkle optional parmesan cheese on top.

Place on cookie sheet and Bake for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool and break apart to large sized chip pieces.

Serve with a knife to spread the dip in case the dip is chilled.