Caramelized Vidalia Onion Dip

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Active: 1 hr
  • Yield: about 2 1/2 cups
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1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large Vidalia onion, very thinly sliced 

1/4 cup water 

One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature 

1/2 cup mayonnaise 

1/4 cup sour cream 

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 

1/2 teaspoon onion powder 

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

1 scallion, green part only, thinly sliced 

Chips, for serving


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until beginning to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the water and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Turn the heat to low and cook until the onions are golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the pan ever looks too dry, add a tablespoon of water. Let cool completely.
  2. Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, Worcestershire, garlic salt, onion powder and pepper in a medium bowl. Beat until smooth with an electric mixer. Stir in the reserved onions and the scallions. Chill until serving time. Serve with chips.