Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip

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This post is sponsored by Cape Cod® Potato Chips, but all opinions are my own.

 

I had this awesome bag of Cape Cod® Potato Chips staring me in the face. They’re great served on their own but I really wanted to pair them with a dip. I had the idea in my head that I wanted to pair the flavors of blue cheese, bacon, and caramelized onions for a Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Chip Dip, but quickly discovered that not only did I not have bacon, I was also out of sour cream and red onions.

Enter a modern day rendition of an adult “Stone Soup.” Knowing that my neighbors are always happy to chip in with my recipe experiments, as long as they get to taste test the results, I made my rounds asking a couple good friends if they had any of the ingredients I needed. Of course they did, so before I knew it I was deep in recipe experimentation.

Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip

It was fun to share the little bits of the leftover recipe to share with my friends who helped me with the missing ingredients. I can’t wait for the next opportunity for a get together to bring a big bowl of this to share.

Summertime picnics at the pool or evening BBQs with our neighbor friends are the perfect time to serve up a big bowl of delicious Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip.

This recipe for Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip pairs perfectly with a bag of kettle cooked Cape Cod® Potato Chips for scooping. I love Cape Cod® Potato Chips because they are crunchy and sturdy, perfect for pairing with a rich, thick dip. Plus, they’re made with simple all-natural ingredients and preservative-free.

This dip is loaded with red, caramelized onions, crispy bacon bits, chunks of tangy blue cheese, and a hint of fresh rosemary in a creamy sour cream base. Be sure to check out my tips on how to make your own perfect bacon bits because you are going to want them for this recipe.

Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip

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Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip

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Caramelized Onion Bacon and Blue Cheese Dip

More Delicious Dips to Try

Here are a few more dips that I think would pair awesomely with your next bag of Cape Cod® Potato Chips. Maybe even for your upcoming 4th of July BBQ this weekend.

Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip

Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients:

1/2 of a Red Onion, sliced and caramelized
1/2 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
1 cup full fat Sour Cream
4 ounces crumbled Blue Cheese
1/2 cup crumbled, cooked Bacon
1/4 teaspoon finely minced Fresh Rosemary
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine the caramelized red onion with the Balsamic Vinegar. In a medium sized bowl, combine the Balsamic Red Onion with the Sour Cream, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Rosemary, and Garlic Powder. Season to taste with Salt and Pepper.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cape Cod® Potato Chips.