Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Bacon Spread


  • Cooking spray
  • 3 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded and divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided
  • 1/3 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. 2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan lightly with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; cook 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.
  3. 3. Reserve 2 tablespoons cheese. Combine remaining cheese, caramelized onion, 1 tablespoon chives, and the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Transfer the mixture to a 1-quart glass or ceramic baking dish coated lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle with reserved 2 tablespoons cheese. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon chives.

Recipe from: Cooking Light

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5 Responses to Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Bacon Spread

  1. Joy says:

    This looks so good. Wait till Toby see’s it. He loves Gruyère. Maybe we should have this for Thanksgiving.

  2. Sue says:

    It has bacon in it, it has to be good!!!

  3. Nikki says:

    I’m not sure I’ve ever had Gruyere cheese. I can make this if Toby doesn’t want to. I’d like to try it.

  4. starlaschat says:

    Yum cheese and bacon oh my! I bet this is really good.

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