Bacon and Onion Dip #SundaySupper

One taste of Bacon and Onion Dip, with crisp bacon and sweet caramelized onions – you’ll ever wonder why you used the packaged kind again! 

IMG_9215.jpg It’s Sunday and in #SundaySupper land that means two things, a new theme with a fabulous list of new recipes to keep your pinterest board full and tailgating time!

For the second year in a row, we have brought back our tailgating theme for all your pre-football planning needs.  In honor, I have brought you what I think is the essential snack for any tailgating party onion dip – specifically bacon and onion dip.  

Bacon and Onion Dip #SundaySupper Although, here’s the thing – I’ve never gone tailgating… have you picked your jaw back up from the ground yet?  Okay, good.  So yes, I could go on and on about how I’m not a football fan, but I won’t. I have. Instead I’m going to tell you about my love affair with all things chips and dip and why you need to make this today.  Yes today, it’s Sunday, don’t you have a football game to watch? 🙂 


Who here grew up making onion dip out of onion soup mix and sour cream? I practically grew up on that. If there was an occasion that onion dip was present, my tush would be planted firmly right in from it.  My guess it was the all the salt and MSG that drew me in, but either way I was the kid that took more dip than chip.  

When I was in high school my BFF and I would have movie nights, we’d go to Blockbuster (remember that?) pick out a flick or two, run to the store and load up on our junk food.  Can you guess what was always included? Yup, chips and dip.  There wasn’t one gathering of the two of us without onion dip nearby. 

Bacon and Onion Dip #SundaySupper Little did my undeveloped palate know that it was just as easy and so much tastier to make onion dip from scratch. It may take more time than dumping some powdered mix into sour cream, but the taste is out of this world. 

Bacon and Onion Dip #SundaySupper
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  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups low-fat (2%) Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat cook the bacon until crisp. Remove and drain excess grease on a paper towel. Once cooled, finely chop.
  2. Remove all but 3 tablespoons of bacon grease from the pan.
  3. Thinly slice the onion from pole to pole end and add to the skillet. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently, until the onions begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Lower the heat to medium-low and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the sugar over the onions, stir and cook until the onions are soft and caramelized and a medium brown color. Stir occasionally to avoid burning any onions.
  5. In a medium bowl mix together the greek yogurt, chopped bacon, onions, salt, worcestershire sauce, black pepper, cumin and mustard powder. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if necessary.
  6. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container to refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Recipe Type: Dip, Snack

Bacon and Onion Dip #SundaySupper

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63 thoughts on “Bacon and Onion Dip #SundaySupper

  1. Stacy

    Your high school story made me laugh, Susan. I grew up on that dip too. In fact, I made it a couple of months back to bring to a birthday party and it got rave reviews. I was embarrassed to admit it was all from a packet. My family can tell you that my cooking motto is that there is hardly any dish that cannot be improved by the addition of bacon. Your recipe is a testament to that truth, if I’ve ever seen one! I am pinning this to try. Soon.

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  12. Alida

    Look at those caramelized onions and bacon pieces….this looks so good! I like that this is made healthier with the Greek yogurt. (and glad I’m not the only one who is NOT a football fan!!) 🙂

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  19. Renee

    Oh I remember Blockbuster and the funny thing is my husband and I were just talking about it the other day. We were remembering those days of going to pick out a movie to watch. I also remember the mix and sour cream thing for the dip. It pales in comparison to your recipe. I’d park myself next to this bowl until it was gone.

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  21. Heather @girlichef

    My hand was raised high…totally grew up on that dip (and loved it)! But yes, this is miles above it – I want to reach in and grab the bowl. Because yes. Yes, I do have a football game to watch today ;).

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  23. Kim@Treats & Trinkets

    My best friend and I totally did the same thing. Blockbuster for a movie, Stop & Shop for some chips, onion dip, and frozen pizza. We were total gourmets.

    But this sounds like the best onion dip ever! I’ll have to make it for her next movie night!

  24. lesley

    looks fab .. did you serve this with roasted vegetables? I was trying to see what was next to the carrots on the platter.

  25. Carla

    Ha my parents just gave me a premix for bacon and onion dip, but I’d rather have the homemade version. And you know what’s even better than onion dip? Using cheddar and sour cream ruffles for the chips. It was mine and a friend’s go-to snack growing up and watching movies.

  26. Shaina

    Pretty sure we all have those movie & junk food nights in high school, those were the best…dont you wish we could still do that and not worry about fitting into our pants the next day?!? haha. i cant believe you have never been tailgating! you’d be welcomed with open arms with this dip!

  27. Bea

    I have never been tailgating either so I can relate 🙂 – I love, love, love onion dip and I think it is part of the reason why I expanded while I was a foreign exchange student many ions ago 🙂

    Your version sounds amazing; add bacon and carmelized onions and I am in 🙂

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  30. Renee - Kudos Kitchen

    Oh my goodness! I would eat the entire bowl and try and justify that is was healthy because I ate it with veggies. Is it so wrong??? I love that you updated the old classic (and made it better). Kudos to you!

  31. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons

    “If there was an occasion that onion dip was present, my tush would be planted firmly right in from it. “——-I laughed out loud. Because yes, this was me as a child. The BEST part about my parents having friends over was the chips and dip. It’s actually STILL sort of my favorite part about parties. And yours looks just unbelievable. And since it’s made with Greek yogurt, I’m going to go ahead and pretend it’s a health food. OK? OK.

  32. Laura

    I did grow with onion dip coming from a packet of onion soup and because of that I never liked it. Now as an adult I have found a new love for onion dip, minus the packaged soup. But I think you recipe has streaked ahead of my old standard recipe with that addition of the bacon. YUM!

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  34. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere

    Ok done! I am a chip and dip fiend, but no one we hang out with seems to like dips. What’s up with that?! But I’ve been trying to come up with a home made onion dip that rivals the packet for a bit now, and nothing comes close. I will be giving this one a try!

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  36. Renee - Kudos Kitchen

    I remember the days of the packaged onion dip well. It was tasty but just imagine all the chemically altered spices we ingested. UGH! Your updated onion dip, for the enlightened palate, looks and sounds 100% better! Kudos to you!

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