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Slow Cooker Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip Recipe

Slow-cooked caramelized onions, cream cheese, sour cream, and bacon fused together for an otherworldly party dip in what can be best described as addictive. Make this easy appetizer for game day or anytime the mood hits you.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 1 Slow Cooker
  • 1 Mandoline Slicer optional (wear cut-resistant gloves if you use a mandoline slicer)


  • 4 Slices Thick Cut Bacon
  • 2-3 Pds Yellow Onions Thinly Sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter Melted
  • 12 Oz Sour Cream
  • 8 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt


  • Thinly slice all the onions and place them in the slow cooker bowl. Add the melted butter and chicken stock. Cook on low heat for 10 hours.
  • Put the bacon slices in a medium size pan and cook on medium-high heat. Cook until crispy for about 5-7 minutes. Then remove the cooked bacon and place it on a plate lined with a paper towel and set it aside.
  • In a medium bowl mix the sour cream and cream cheese. Add in the cooled caramelized onions.
  • Roughly chop the bacon, saving a few pieces to add on top after mixing the rest in. Finally, add salt to taste. Sprinkle the top of the dip with the bacon pieces and enjoy!


  • Tip for cutting onions: remove the peel and freeze the onions for 15 minutes then chop them. This helps prevent your eyes from watering. You can also use a mandolin if you have one to speed up the cutting process.
  • The onions can also be cooked in an instant pot using the slow cooker setting.
  • If you want a more jam-like consistency then remove the lid after 9 hrs and continue to cook for another 3-5 hours.
  • You can make the onions a day in advance. Once cooked just put them in an air-tight container in the fridge they will taste even better in the dip.
  • We recommend making this dip in advance for a few hours or even overnight.
  • This dip is good with crackers, crostini, chopped vegetables, or anything you would like to serve with it. We used thin pretzels, potato chips, and crostini.
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