Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

caramelized onion bacon dipSo I hear Super Bowl’s this Sunday??? I really do like to watch football, but I don’t care for either of the teams playing this year. But it’s okay. I still love game day food, Super Bowl commercials, and the half time show so I will keep myself entertained during the game.

Speaking of game day food, I’ve got a good one for you today (Steve Harvey style). After wings, dips are my favorite thing to eat while watching a game. Well, maybe I love nachos more, but aren’t nachos the same thing as dips? Instead of dipping chips or veggies into the dip, you lay down the chips first and pour the dip part over everything. Just a thought. This is what happens when I start writing a blog post without a plan. Back to the recipe…

caramelized onion bacon dip

caramelized onion bacon dip

The combination of bacon and caramelized onion is hard to beat in this dip. And it’s dairy free! I doubt you’ll notice though. It’s just as creamy as any dairy filled dip I’ve ever tasted. So if you are thinking of what to make for Sunday that go beautifully with your cheap beer, I highly recommend this ooey gooey and highly addictive caramelized onion bacon dip. With that name, it really can’t go wrong.

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Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

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Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • Fresh cracked peppers, to taste
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup paleo mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • Chopped green onions, for garnish.


  • Soak cashews for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat a pan to medium high heat
  • Cook chopped bacon on the pan until they are brown and crispy.
  • Remove the bacon bits with a slotted spoon and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
  • Add the onions into the pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook stirring occasionally for 20 minutes until the onions are caramelized. Remove from heat.
  • Drain the cashews and place in a food processor.
  • Add mayo, nutritional yeast, raw apple cider vinegar, onion powder, crushed red pepper, salt, and cayenne (optional) 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. Serve with chips and/or sliced vegetables.

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10 thoughts on “Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      I don’t like to specify servings sizes because we all eat different portions according to our body, our activity level, and if we are eating something as a snack or a meal. This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cup of dip so I can estimate about 6-8 servings. Hope you enjoy!

  1. Christine Powell

    Dip sounds great but your attitude towards the game isn’t good. I understand about Patriots, it’s time for another team to be in the big game. But the eagles???? Cut them a break….Fly eagles fly!!!!!!! The Patriots era is over….Go Birds

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Hi there, this post was written in 2016 and I believe the Broncos and the Panthers were in that game. Also, I grew up in NJ and NY so my loyalty lies in the Giants or the Jets. I don’t have any hard feelings towards other teams (maybe a bit towards the Patriots lol.. but who doesn’t?) but I don’t get crazy excited for the Super Bowl unless it’s one of those teams playing. Hope that clears up my sentiment. Hope you enjoy the dip!

  2. Heidi

    Can this be done with something other than cashews? I am allergic to cashews, but not other nuts. This looks so good!!

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      I think you can try with pine nuts, sunflower seeds or even cooked cauliflower. I can’t guarantee results though. You may want to add a bit more fat with those options because cashews have a higher fat content. Let me know how it goes!


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