TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 4 cups finely chopped sweet onions
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Assorted crackers or breadsticks

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without crackers and breadsticks): 176 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the onions, butter, wine, garlic and bay leaf. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until onions are tender and golden brown.
  2. Discard bay leaf. Stir in the Gruyere cheese, cream cheese and sour cream. Cover and cook 1 hour longer or until cheese is melted. Serve warm with crackers. Yield: 5 cups.
Originally published as Creamy Onion Dip in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2012, p82

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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