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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vidalia Onion Dip- With Only 3 Ingredients!



So, like I mentioned recently, I can't get enough of dips and appetizer recipes right now.  This one, for Hot Vidalia Onion Dip, is a good old standby recipe that you see in many Southern cookbooks and is SO easy.  Its creamy and cheesy and has just a tinge of sweetness from the Vidalia onions.  After writing this post and editing my pictures, I really wish I had some more right now-- I really can't be trusted with this dip and some crusty bread.  Its a good thing I almost always have the ingredients on hand!  I mean, really, 3 ingredients?? This kind of recipe is right up my alley, and a good one to have in your back pocket if you find you need to whip up an appetizer for unexpected guests, or when hungry people descend on your house. :)

You definitely want to use a mild sweet onion for this recipe as I think regular onions would overpower.  Its very easy to get Vidalia onions here and I try to keep a bag on hand for most of my cooking.  I grew up on these babies and just love to cook with them. If you can't find Vidalias, I think Maui or Walla Walla onions would also be fine, although I have not used them in this dip.  I do, however, buy Maui onions when I can't find Vidalias at the store and they have a similar mild sweet taste so I think they would do fine.

This dip is great served with crackers, apple slices, pita chips, or french bread.  Enjoy!

Hot Vidalia Onion Dip


Ingredients:
1 cup Vidalia onions, or other type of sweet onion, finely chopped
1 cup grated Swiss cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
optional: Paprika to sprinkle on top

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix all of the ingredients together and pour into a small casserole dish.  Sprinkle the top with Paprika.  Bake until bubbly.  (I forgot to write down how long this takes to cook and the recipe doesn't give an exact time but I think it was about 20 minutes).

Adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Delightfully Southern



16 comments:

  1. Love this idea - it just sounds too easy!

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  2. Definitely easier than my current recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oops, but the wrong link, but I like my new name! Seriously, you've had some awesome stuff lately!

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  4. I would eat this up. I love onion dips. I love that it only has three ingredients!

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  5. Sounds so easy and looks yummy! There is no recipe better than 1 cup, 1 cup, and 1 cup! I memorized already. =)

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  6. Hi there! Found you over at Greg's blog (rufus' food & spirits guide). Can't wait to check out more of your recipes. I have a similar dip that's 1-1-1. Best kind of recipes. :)

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  7. I absolutely LOVE onions and this sounds so good! To be honest the only onion dip I have ever had is the stand by French Onion Dip. Yum!

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  8. Yum, I love love love onion dip. I've never had it with swiss cheese before. Gotta try that.

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  9. @Rufus, Ha haaa, Buttermilk Chicken Legs is a great name for a blog. Everyone would be immediately hungry just by seeing the name. :)

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  10. Yum! I love Vidalia onions. I can't believe that there are only 3 ingredients! I can't wait to try this!

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  11. I've only seen vidalia onions in spring here, so I am going to bookmark this recipe to make when I can get them. It looks and sounds fabulous!

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  12. Oh how I wish I could make these... my husband is a snob and won't eat onions... although I should still make it and eat it all by myself! I love sweet onions! Sook@My fabulous recipes

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  13. I love dips like this. And I love how simple this one is!

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  14. Oh, how cheesy and wonderful! Looks delish~

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  15. Can't wait to try this! I love onion dip & love how you served it in little ramekins!

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