Looking for a sweet and savory spread? Courtesy of Cooking Light, this recipe combines caramelized onion, Gruyere cheese and bacon. Its savory flavor pairs well with crackers, bread slices or crunchy veggies for gluten-free guests.

under 60 mins
lunch dinner

Ingredients for servings


  • Cooking spray

  • 3.5 cups chopped onion

  • 2 ounces Gruyère cheese shredded and divided

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives divided

  • 0.33 cup canola mayonnaise

  • 0.33 cup fat-free sour cream

  • 0.25 teaspoon salt

  • 0.25 teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 slices bacon cooked and crumbled


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.

  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan lightly with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low; cook 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.

  • Reserve 2 tablespoons cheese. Combine remaining cheese, caramelized onion, 1 tablespoon chives, and the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Transfer the mixture to a 1-quart glass or ceramic baking dish coated lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle with reserved 2 tablespoons cheese. Bake at 425°F for 20 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon chives.

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