Game Day Provisions 101: Bacon-Gruyere Vidalia Onion Dip


Game Day Entertaining

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 Bacon-Gruyere Vidalia Onion Dip

Crisp bacon & toasted pecans send this classic southern dip over the goal line for an appetizer football fanatics won’t be able to keep the chips from but it’s the onions tosseled with a bit of bacon drippings that sweeten the deal– & that can’t be a bad thing. When the combination is blended with the salty, nutty notes of Gruyere cheese, you have a lovely game day upgrade that’s well worth your attention. Hang onto to this recipe as you’ll reach for it time & time again. Reference the Bacon-Gruyere Vidalia Onion Dip for holiday socials & winter supper club gatherings as it pairs perfectly with an array of spirits such as bourbon, gin & wine. Look for my refresher pointers on how to toast pecans perfectly to win rave reviews from family & friends. 

Bacon-Pecan Vidalia Onion Dip By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick

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makes 10 servings

The Basic Fundamentals

Adding the bacon to the top of the warm dip keeps it nice & crisp.

4 bacon slices
3 cups chopped Vidalia onions, about 1 large
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 {8-oz} package cream cheese, softened
1 {6-oz} block Gruyere, shredded
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup toasted pecans
Garnishes: Fresh parsley, scallions & crushed red pepper flakes
Corn chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook the bacon in a large non-stick skillet over Medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp; crumble & set aside. Remove the bacon drippings from the skillet & swipe with a paper towel. Heat 1 Tbsp drippings in same skillet over High heat. Cook the onions 8 minutes, stirring often & until softened. Add the garlic & cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir together the cream cheese & the next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Sprinkle with a little pepper. Fold in the onions & transfer to a lightly greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Bake 25 minutes or until heated through & golden brown on the edges. Sprinkle with the pecans, the crumbled bacon, the parsley, the scallions & the crushed red pepper flakes.

The Extra Point

Level up. Spread warm-from-the-oven dip over crostini toasts. Accompany with Caesar salads in place of traditional croutons for an over the top dinner morsel.


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How To Toast Pecans

Toasting pecans ahead adds an extra layer of depth to recipes. Any time it’s included in the process, do not over look this key step. Toast more than you need & freeze the remaining for other recipes. Follow my easy instructions to take care of the task quickly.

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Arrange 1 cup pecan halves on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes or until fragrant. Cool completely. Use as directed in recipe preparation.



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