Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip | Dairy Farmers of Manitoba

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip


20 min.


60 min.

Serving Size

4-8 servings

Great Tastes 2019-2020


  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 3 medium, yellow onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) white-wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) green onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) green onion, sliced (garnish)
  • Cut raw vegetables, cubed bread, or ripple chips


1. In a large frying pan, cook the bacon until the fat is rendered out. Use a slotted spoon and transfer the bacon to paper towel, reserving the fat in the pan.
2. To the same pan, add onions and salt. Cook onions over low heat, stirring occasionally, until they are soft and deep golden in colour – about 1 hour. Add water if needed. Add the vinegar in the last minute of cooking. Cool to room temperature.
3. In a large bowl, stir together the yogurt, sour cream, onions, green onion, and bacon.
4. Garnish dip with green onions and serve with raw vegetables, cubed bread, crackers, or ripple chips.


Recipe created by chef Ben Kramer