Now that my beloved Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup, my sports focus is once again on the NFL and waiting for the Bears season (and Fantasy Football) to start. Something about football reminds me of appetizers and snacks that are filling for the duration of the game. While there are still a few months until the Monsters of the Midway take the field again, I thought I’d bring you an idea for an easy, delicious dip that will score a touchdown with all of your family and friends.
First I sliced the yellow onion in half lengthwise and then made thin half-moon slices from each half. Although this looks like a giant pile of onions, they will shrink significantly during the caramelization process.
Next I thinly sliced the tops of green onions while I softened the cream cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds. I added the green onions, shredded mozzarella and mayonnaise to the cream cheese, sprinkled some salt and pepper, and set them aside.
Over low heat I melted the butter in another pan before adding the onion slices. It is a “low and slow” process to caramelize onions; these took 40 minutes to cook until fully caramelized. Do not rush the process!
I added the onions to the sausage and stirred all the ingredients together until fully combined. I sprayed a baking dish with non-stick spray, added the dip to the dish and baked for 15 minutes until golden brown on top. That’s it! Caramelizing the onions is the longest part of this recipe, but the flavor they bring to the dip is worth the wait in my opinion. This would be delicious served with celery or cucumbers and leftovers would even be great inside an omelette. What are your favorite game day snacks? Let me know in the comments below!