Here is a recipe for a cheesy baked vidalia onion dip that will have your stomach growling and your tongue wagging!This stuff is ooey, gooey, and takes cheesy to a whole new level. The flavorful bites of sweet onion take all of that to new heights. Oh how I love this dip. It’s so good.
While watching the game or for holiday celebrations this dip is always a hit.
I first had this at a football party a decade or so ago. The hostess had just taken it out of the oven and it was just a bubbling so nicely on top of a folded up dishtowel. I asked her what it was and she immediately started telling me the recipe. I dipped a corn chip into it and decided to keep that bubbly dish company for a little while :).
There are all sorts of recipes with all sorts of ingredients out there for this amazingly delicious dip, but I just streamlined and put together what was needed to make it. In a world that strives to make everything ten times more complicated than it needs to be, I prefer to simplify things whenever possible. Here is my recipe for Cheesy Baked Vidalia Dip and all of it’s four ingredient glory. If you’re gonna watch a game this weekend or just want something that’s gonna warm your belly, this will do the trick.
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Cheddar Cheese
- Cream Cheese
- Some sweet onions
Do I Have to Use Vidalia Onions?
Ideally, Vidalia onions are my go to but they don’t come into season until late spring so just get a white onion and you’ll be just fine. Or if you have yellow onions then sautee them a little bit before adding in the dish.
Should I Use Pre-shredded or Block Cheese?
Okay, I know the pre-shredded stuff is handy to have and I’m a HUGE fan of it BUT for this recipe to be it’s ooiest and gooiest, you gotta get a block of cheese and shred it yourself at home. Pre-shredded is coated in anti caking agents to prevent it from clumping and that prevents it from melting together completely when you bake it as well. HOWEVER, if you just really don’t want to shred your cheese for this or if you already have pre-shredded on hand and don’t want to spend extra money, go ahead and use it and it’ll be just fine.
See printable recipe card for exact amounts and instructions below…
You only need half of that brick of cream cheese so cut half of it up into little cubes and put into a large mixing bowl.
Place this in the microwave for 30-45 seconds just to soften it.
Chop up your onions until you’re tired of chopping up onions.
The ideal here would most likely be finely diced, but can you really see me sticking with it that long? You can use one of those little mini chopper things for this if you want.
This is my cream cheese after 45 seconds in the microwave.
I went to touch it lightly with my finger to see if it was soft and poked a big old hole in it! Sure was soft 🙂
Toss your onions on top of your cream cheese.
Toss your cheese on top of that.
Put some mayo on top of all of that…
And stir it all up pretty good.
Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
This is a 1.5 quart baking dish. You can use an 8×8 dish or anything in the general vicinity of that size and it’ll be just fine.
Spoon it all into the dish and bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.
Oh have mercy! It will look like this.
Lean in to your computer and see if you can smell that. Uh-huh, you know what I am talking about.
And I know you can hear it bubbling… so my goodness you are just gonna have to make this yourself.
You can serve this with corn chips (I use the scoops kind) or crackers or what the heck, just use a spoon.
- 3 cups freshly shredded cheese I use 1.5 cups mild cheddar and 1.5 cups mozzarella but you can use all cheddar if you like
- 4 ounces cream cheese cubed
- 2-3 small Vidalia or other sweet yellow onion diced
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- Place cubed cream cheese in large mixing bowl and microwave for about thirty seconds, just until soft.
- Add diced onion, cheeses, and mayo to mixing bowl with cream cheese. Stir to combine.
- Spoon into greased 1.5 baking dish (8x8 works fine)
- Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned on top.
Serve with corn chips or crackers.
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