This Whole30 and keto caramelized onion and bacon dip is so addicting and makes a perfect game day snack. It’s completely dairy free, but you’ll never know by how creamy is it!
When it comes to paleo Super Bowl snacks or game day recipes, one of my favorites is always dips with chips or veggies. I just love creamy dairy free dips and, when done right, they are so addicting that I’m just parked next to them for the whole night.
It’s not always easy to make Whole30 dips that resemble the ones with actual cream cheese or cheddar, but this keto bacon dip is definitely a winner and even your dairy-loving friends will rave about it.
Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip Recipe
This ultra flavorful caramelized onion and bacon dip recipe is so addicting, slightly spicy, and just so wonderful. You can really taste the fantastic crunchiness from the bacon and green onions within the creaminess of the dip. It has quickly become one of my favorite paleo Super Bowl snacks to serve and it always disappears quickly.
How to Make Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip
I love that you don’t even need to turn on the oven for this Whole30 and keto bacon dip. There are two main components to this recipe, onions and bacon, and they are both cooked in the skillet.
- First, make sure to soak the cashews so they are plump and soft. This will give that creamy, velvety texture to the dip.
- Make bacon bits by pan frying the bacon. Then, make caramelized onions by cooking raw onions in the rendered bacon fat. Cooking them in bacon fat imparts SO much flavor to this dish so don’t skip on this!
- Make the creamy base by blending cashews, mayonnaise, and the rest of the spices until smooth.
- In the last step, you’ll combine the blended cashews with bacon and caramelized onions. I love having yummy crunchy textures in this dish to go along with the dairy free cream base!
If you want to make this dip ahead of time, you can either heat it up in the oven or in the microwave. The dip does thicken a bit once chilled but it will still be good. If you want more of a cheesy texture, I recommend you heating it up.
What to Serve With Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip
This Whole30 dip goes with just about any savory. These are some of my favorite things to serve this dip with:
- cauliflower florets
- broccoli florets
- radish slices
- keto bread slices
- grain free crackers
- grain free tortilla chips
- plantain chips
Keep in mind that you’ll want to eat this dairy free dip with vegetables if you are doing the Whole30 challenge.
What else do you like to enjoy with your dip? Share your ideas in the comments below!
Other recipes you might love…
I have several Whole30 dips and dairy free dips on my blog that I love, so I hope you check them out!
- Paleo Crab Dip (Whole30, Keto)
- Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Dip (Paleo, Keto)
- Paleo Dill Pickle Dip
- The Best Guacamole Ever (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Vegan, AIP Option)
- Refreshing Blueberry Salsa (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb, Vegan)
Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
- 2 slices thick-cut sugar free bacon chopped
- 1 large onion sliced
- 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked in water for at least 1 hour
- 1/2 cup paleo mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 2 tbsp almond milk or any non-dairy milk
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne (optional)
- Chopped green onions, for garnish.
- Before cooking, make sure to soak the cashews for 1 hour to overnight.
- Heat a skillet to medium heat. Cook chopped bacon until they are brown and crispy, about 10 minutes
- Remove the bacon bits with a slotted spoon and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
- Add the onions into the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally until the onions are caramelized. Remove from heat.
- Combine cashews, mayo, nutritional yeast, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, onion powder, crushed red pepper, salt, and cayenne in the food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Place in a bowl, then add bacon bits and caramelized onions and mix well.
- Sprinkle with green onions, and serve with chips, crackers, and/or sliced vegetables.
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