Vidalia Onion Dip is a simple, creamy, sweet onion dip that mixes up in minutes, bakes for half an hour, and is devoured in seconds!
We first tried this sweet onion dip years ago at a work reception that was held at the home of a lovely older couple, Mr. and Mrs. Chancy, in Florida.
If you can imagine a group of fifty or so people hovering over one small dish—well, that’s how we looked while devouring this Vidalia Onion Dip!
Of course I asked for the recipe and soon after, Mrs. Chancy sent me a nice little note with this recipe.
I’ve tweaked the recipe just slightly by adding a couple of dashes of Worcestershire and hot sauce, and now anytime we are having a party this dip is on the menu, along with my famous Pimento Cheese.
Tools for Onion Dip
I’d be willing to bet that Mrs. Chancy hand-chopped the onions for her Vidalia Onion Dip and grated the cheese on a box grater.
While I have done both of these things, I much prefer to use my kitchen tools whenever I can!
- Food processor – make quick work of chopping onions and grating cheese with this awesome workhorse. I’ve had mine for several years now and I still absolutely love it!
- Shallow baking dish – I like to bake this dip in a shallow dish so it’s easy to scoop up.
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Ingredients for the Onion Dip Recipe
- Vidalia or other sweet onion
- Hot sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
How to Make Vidalia Onion Dip
This dip is so easy! You just grate the cheese and chop the onion, then put everything in a large bowl and stir.
Step 1. Finely chop Vidalia or other sweet onion and then place in a wire mesh strainer over a bowl to drain for several minutes.
Step 2. Combine chopped onion, cheese, mayonnaise, a dash of hot sauce, and a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce in a bowl and stir until well mixed.
Step 3. Place the onion dip in a small, flat, lightly greased baking dish.
Step 4. Bake dip for 30-40 minutes, or until browning around the edges and slightly bubbly.
Step 5. Then let the onion dip rest for several minutes to absorb the oil from the cheese.
Pro tip: You can blot the excess grease lightly with paper towels.
Vidalia Onion Dip is smooth and creamy and the onion flavor is mild, while the Swiss cheese gives it a slight tang.
Tips for Vidalia Onion Dip
- Serve with buttery crackers or chips and your guests will quickly devour this fabulous, easy dip.
- This onion dip also transports well so it’s great to take to potluck parties and it’s always welcome at tailgating or family gatherings!
Can You Freeze Onion Dip?
I have never frozen this Vidalia Onion Dip, largely because there’s never any dip left over!
If you want to freeze the dip, then just place in a freezer safe container, like one of these deli-style freezer containers, and keep for up to 3 months.
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Vidalia Onion Dip
- 2 cups finely chopped Vidalia onion
- 2 cups grated Swiss or Gruyere cheese
- 2 cups mayonnaise
- 1 dash hot sauce
- 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix together onion, cheese, mayonnaise, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour into a small baking dish or pie plate. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until bubbly and slightly browned around the edges.
- Serve with your favorite crackers.
Update Notes: This post was originally published March 31, 2014, and on January 21, 2019, was updated with one or more of the following: step-by-step photos, video, updated recipe, new tips.
Here are some other great party recipes to try:
Creamy Green Herb Dip – excellent dip for crudites!
Pickled Shrimp – marinated shrimp is a great make-ahead party dish!
Honey Garlic Sriracha Wings – these wings are my family’s favorite and a must for any party or gathering.