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!
Years ago I worked as the Director of Communications for the Georgia Pharmacy Association. In that capacity, I was fortunate to travel to the association’s annual meeting which was always held in beautiful resort settings like Hilton Head or Florida.
One year we visited Amelia Island, which is a gorgeous island off the coast of northern Florida, and while there we attended a reception given by one of our board member’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chancy. They lived on the island in a beachside condo with extraordinary ocean views from the wrap-around verandah. And that is where we first had this dip.
If you can imagine a group of fifty or so people hovering over one small dish—well, that’s how we looked. Of course I asked for the recipe and soon after, Mrs. Chancy sent me a nice little note with this recipe:
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.
Place the dip in a small, flat, lightly greased baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes, or until browning around the edges and slightly bubbly. Then let it rest for several minutes to absorb the oil from the cheese. I usually blot with paper towels too.
Vidalia Onion Dip is smooth and creamy and the onion flavor is mild, while the Swiss cheese gives it a slight tang. Add some buttery crackers or chips and your guests will quickly devour this fabulous, easy dip. It also transports well so it’s great to take to potluck parties and it’s always welcome at tailgating or family gatherings.
Vidalia Onion Dip
- 1 cup finely chopped Vidalia onion
- 1 cup grated Swiss or Gruyere cheese
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix together onion, cheese, and mayonnaise. 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.
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