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BBQ Bacon French Onion Dip

BBQ Bacon Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe
A twist on the classic french onion dip, this BBQ Bacon French Onion Dip takes things to a whole new level. Caramelized onions get a little kick from some BBQ seasoning and a nice smokey flavor from the bacon. If you love french onion dip, then give this version a try.

If you’ve never had it before, homemade french onion dip tastes nothing like the store bought stuff. Now don’t tell anyone, but even this dip queen will buy a tub of the pre-made stuff every now and then (Shhhh), however I do prefer to make it myself so I know what is actually in it 🙂

BBQ Bacon Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe
I had a variation of this dip a couple of months ago at my work cafeteria and just knew I had to re-create it. I decided to add bacon to my version because bacon makes everything better! Caramelized onions, bbq, and bacon…that kinda makes me want a burger right now, lol. They make good burger toppings, but they also make one heck of a good dip too!

I’m trying to be better about bringing my lunch to work and not going to the cafeteria everyday, but if I see dip on the menu then that is an excuse to eat dip that I can’t resist. But seriously, eating out everyday can get expensive plus it’s not usually as healthy. Plus, right now if I want to buy my lunch, that basically means walking outside in the freezing cold. That’s an incentive right? Why you ask? I work on a large campus and my building has a cafeteria inside, but it’s currently under renovation. There is a little to go area with pre-made items, but for anything other than that, I must go outside. No fun this time of year!

BBQ Bacon Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe
My favorite thing to eat with this BBQ Bacon French Onion Dip is good ol’ crinkle cut potato chips. Crackers or veggies would also be really good served along side this dip. You could even put it on a burger. This dip is best if chilled for a little while before serving so the BBQ and onion flavor will meld together and stand out more.

BBQ Bacon Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe

BBQ Bacon Homemade French Onion Dip Recipe

BBQ Bacon French Onion Dip

Darlene Kratz
A twist on the classic french onion dip, this easy homemade BBQ Bacon French Onion Dip is a great appetizer for a cookout, party or potluck.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 269 kcal


  • 2 yellow onions, diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp BBQ seasoning (dry seasoning, not sauce)
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  • Add onions, butter, and oil in a saute pan and heat over medium heat. Cook about 20 minutes or until the onions are a nice golden brown in color, stirring occasionally,
  • Using a mixer on medium speed, whip the cream cheese until smooth. Add in sour cream and BBQ seasoning and mix until combined. Fold in cooked onions and crumbled bacon.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour.


Calories: 269kcal
Keyword easy french onion dip, french onion dip, from scratch french onion dip
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  1. What do you do with your onions? Dice them? Leave them in rounds? Making this for Super Bowl. Can’t wait to try it!

    1. Hi Ivy,

      I used a dry rub BBQ seasoning that I get locally. I’d suggest finding one you like and just using that. Just google dry rub BBQ seasoning and there are lots of recipes or you can buy a pre-made one at the store in the spice aisle that you like.


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