Hot Onion Dip with Boursin
I think I know what you might be thinking, “Hot Onion Dip with Boursin?
Hot Onion Dip? I would rather not, thank you very much!!”
That is exactly what crossed my mind the first time this dish was placed in front of me.
There is a transparency about me and my inner thoughts are often easily read.
I wasn’t looking forward to pasting a phony “I love this dip” look on my face while gagging it down my throat. I broke out in a sweat and silently wished I could excuse myself to make a large, yellow, Smiley-Face mask to cover my face.
I love sautéed sweet yellow onions – in almost any savory dish. I even like mild onions in salads, but I was fairly certain I would NOT be a fan of a dish using onions as the main ingredient.
The one thing that gave me hope was that my husband’s cousin’s wife Paula, a terrific cook and one of the sweetest women on Earth, made the dip.
I was comforted by the thought she loves me and would never ask me to eat anything unpalatable while holding my taste buds hostage.
Bravely, with chip firmly in hand, I steadied myself against the kitchen counter and slowly went in. I scooped up the tiniest bit of dip, swiped most of it off on the edge of the dish then took a bite. “Well okay – that wasn’t so bad – let’s give it another chance.”
The second dipping brought up an actual bite of onion and I thought, “Hmm, this is pretty good stuff.”
The third time, my chip was halfway covered with dip and I put the entire onion-dip-covered section into my mouth.
OMGsh, I was hooked.
Let me describe, in the most gentle of ways possible, what happened from there.
Honestly stated, I turned into a rabid dog. I sidled up next to the dish, circled my paws around it then slobbered and snarled at anyone who dared to try to dip their cracker into my golden concoction of the gods.
I love, adore and worship (okay, not worship) Hot Onion Dip with Boursin.
It is creamy, has a touch of tang from the cream cheese, sweetness from the onions and has the perfect hints of garlic and herbs from the added Boursin cheese.
It is delicious eaten with almost any cracker, chip or vegetable. If you want to bump it up – add bacon, ham, sausage or maybe some other herbs, but it really isn’t necessary.
Both my children-in-law dislike onion, but they love this dip – unless, of course, they are faking me out and are begging silently for a few minutes to make their own masks.
Please, please give Hot Onion Dip with Boursin a chance even if onions are a food you avoid.
I challenge you not to bare your teeth while eating more than your fair share.
PS – Check out The Cookie Rookie for the original recipe from my cousin-in-law Paula. From her recipe, I substituted 1 package of Boursin Cheese for 1 package cream cheese. Both versions are terrific.
PPS – Once again, a huge thanks to my daughter Becky, aka: The Cookie Rookie, for taking these beautiful photos.
Hot Onion Dip with Boursin
- 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese – softened
- 1 5.2 ounce package Boursin cheese – softened
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup Gruyere cheese or Swiss cheese – shredded – optional but oh so good.
- 2 cups sweet yellow onion peeled & diced
- Crackers chips or vegetables for dipping.
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Spray a 2-quart shallow baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl and using the paddle beaters, combine cream cheese and Boursin cheese. Mix until incorporated and creamy.
- Add in grated Parmesan, Gruyere and onion. Mix together well.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared dish.
- Bake at 375F for 45-60 minutes or until the top is turning golden brown.
- Remove from oven – let cool 10 minutes then serve with favorite crackers, chips and/or vegetables.
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KaterinaThis dip is perfect for a friendly gathering!
Susie GallThank you, Katerina, and thanks for coming by.
Patty Haxton AndersonThis dip is right up my alley and I would not hesitate to dive in. Looks delicious.
Susie GallI think you will love this, Patty. Thanks for coming by - hope you have a great day!!
[email protected]Wow your dip sounds amazing Susie!
Susie GallThank you, Nancy. I really appreciate you coming by.
Bonny @ Clever henLooks and sounds wonderful! This will be a great addition to Appetizer Night!
Susie GallThank you, Bonny and thanks for stopping by Simply Sated.
Debi @ Life CurrentsThis sounds so gooooooood! I'm already hungry for lunch and would love this! Yum!
Susie GallThanks Debi - I sure do appreciate you coming by Simply Sated. Have a great day!!
Lauren @ Healthy DeliciousI want to dive right through the screen and gobble that up. It looks so good - how can you go wrong with boursin?
Susie GallHa-Ha Lauren. You are sooo right about Boursin. It is one of my favorite food items. Love, love it. Thanks so much for coming by - I know you will love this dip!
KeciaI have to say the HOT caught my attention! Never have heard of a hot onion dip! I think it sounds amazing and might be what I take to my upcoming family Christmas party!
Susie GallOh, I hope you give this dip a try, Kecia. I LOVE it. I served it to my four sisters, three of whom say they can't eat onions, and they all loved it. This recipe is a "keeper". Thanks so much for coming by and have a terrific day!
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily LifeThe onions would definitely not scare me off...that dip looks wonderful to me. I love boursin cheese too! Pinning and sharing!
Susie GallThanks so much, Michelle. Thanks for coming by and thank you for all of your help.
krishave you tried cooking the onion first? i find most things you bake that start with raw onions are improved if you cook the onion first.
Susie GallHello Kris. Your idea of cooking the onions first is a great idea in most recipes, but in this case raw onions are the way to go. I did try sauteing onions the first time I made it, but it didn't work at all. In this recipe, raw onions work beautifully. Thanks for stopping by Simply Sated and have a terrific day.
IrisMaking this one today as soon as store opens going to get Boursin
Susie GallI hope you love it as much a I do, Iris. Thank you for coming by Simply Sated and have a great day!
AngelaWow, this dip sounds absolutely amazing!!!! I love onions! Pinned! Thanks for sharing!
Susie GallThanks, Angela! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!
KelseyThis dip was delicious, however 45 min is too long to cook in a shallow dish. It was a bit too dry.
Susie GallHey Kelsey, I'm so sorry the dip turned out a little dry for you. I have never had that issue, so I'm wondering if it a difference in our ovens. I'm glad you tried it and thought it was delicious, though. I will adjust the timing to say 40-45 minutes. Thanks for letting me know and hope it turns out better for you the next time.
lauraUgh! My pet peave is a lot of "Sounds good" "Must Try" "Pinned"... only one comment of someone who actually tried it!!!!!! Please comment if you actually TRIED the recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
StaceyThis dip was fantastic! But I have to disagree with not cooking the onions. I cooked mine in butter to the point of caramelization and it baked up perfectly. It was even better the next evening on toasted french bread. Thank you for sharing!
Roshani KhannaMmmmmm…..yum. This looks totally amazing. I’m just starring at the screen looking at how delicious they look. : )
LisaCan i make this in the crockpot?
Susie GallHello Lisa, I haven't made the Hot Onion Dip in a crockpot, so I can't say for certain, it will work well, but...I think it will. If you try it and it works, please let me know. Good luck, have fun and thanks for stopping by Simply Sated. Susie
CarolCan this onion dip be made day before?
Susie GallHello Carol and thank you for your question. I haven't made and cooked the hot onion dip the day before, but I'm sure it would work well making it the day before and cooking it the day you plan to serve it. I'm not sure how great it would be cooked before the day of serving, though. Thanks again and have a great day.
KarenThis sounds really good. I woukd like to confirm. In your recipe did you ultimately use 8 oz of cream cheese and 13.2 oz of boursin. Thanks much.
Susie GallYes, that's correct, Karen. Thanks for stopping by and have a good day.