Warm Sweet Onion Spread Recipe

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"This is such a simple appetizer, but it's one of the most delicious I've ever tasted," says Chris Greissinger of Hollis, New Hampshire. The rich onion mixture is terrific served with crackers or tortilla chips.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 small sweet onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 195 calories, 19g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the onions, mayonnaise and cheese. Spoon into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly. Serve with crackers. Yield: about 4 cups.
Originally published as Warm Sweet Onion Spread in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p10

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"Have made this several times, not recently though. Very good on sandwiches."

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"been making this for years-guests all love it

i have used frozen bags of onions also"

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