There will be no smooches for your sweetie as long as No-Kissing Onion Dip is on the spread! While your breath might end up a little potent, it’ll all be worth it because this oniony, tangy, creamy stuff is just plain good. It’s so versatile, too! Perfect for chips, crackers, or pita, you’ll probably be finding all the ways No-Kissing Onion Dip can give your stomach butterflies. Get ready because the sparks are about to fly!

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped, plus more, to taste, for garnish

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Step 3 –Place the bacon slices on the prepared baking sheet and bake until they are crisp and brown, about 30 minutes.

Step 4 –Place the cooked bacon on a paper-towel-lined plate to drain and cool.

Step 5 –Carefully lift the aluminum foil from the baking sheet and pour the bacon fat into a large skillet.

Step 6 –Place the skillet (with the bacon fat) over medium heat.

Step 7 –Add the onions and the salt to the bacon fat and stir constantly for 5 minutes.

Step 8 –Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the onions, stirring frequently, until they are caramelized, about 25-30 minutes.

Step 9 –Add the garlic to the onions and cook for 1 minute.

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Step 10 –Transfer the skillet from heat and add the balsamic vinegar to the onion mixture.

Step 11 –In a mixing bowl, add the sour cream, the mayonnaise, the pepper, the smoked paprika, and 2 tablespoons of the chives.

Step 12 –Chop 4 of the bacon strips, reserving the rest for garnish.

Step 13 –Add the 4 chopped bacon and the caramelized onions to the dip mixture and stir to combine.

Step 14 –Transfer the dip into a serving bowl.

Step 15 –Serve the dip garnished with the extra chives and the remaining bacon strips.