This is the first thing to be eaten at every party, and it's sinfully easy! If you are not a big onion fan, don't be afraid. Onion is not the dominant flavor of the dish, and it adds just the right touch. Serve with crackers or cocktail toast.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

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  • In the prepared dish, mix the cream cheese, onion, Parmesan cheese and mayonnaise.

  • Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

84 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 0.8g; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 19.9mg 7% DV; sodium 118.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
This dip was wonderful. Based on other reviews I changed the following; sauteed my onions first, added a sprinkling of red pepper flakes and used a 5 cheese blend (parmesean, asiago, romano, mozzarella and provolone..kraft makes this already shredded). I halved the recipe as I only had a few people over. They raved about it and of course wanted the recipe. I served the dip with vegetables and crackers. I also thought it would be fun to put the dip in a bread bowl. Will probably do that next time. Thanks for a fast,easy recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2011
I actually found this to be bland. I prefer the version of this dip with the Knorr's veggie soup mix. I usually agree with the high rated recipes but not quite this time.:( Read More
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285 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 214
  • 4 star values: 43
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
This dip was wonderful. Based on other reviews I changed the following; sauteed my onions first, added a sprinkling of red pepper flakes and used a 5 cheese blend (parmesean, asiago, romano, mozzarella and provolone..kraft makes this already shredded). I halved the recipe as I only had a few people over. They raved about it and of course wanted the recipe. I served the dip with vegetables and crackers. I also thought it would be fun to put the dip in a bread bowl. Will probably do that next time. Thanks for a fast,easy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2008
PHENOMENAL! I cut the recipe to 1/3 (it was served as a late-night snack) and followed the measurements exactly. I put my chopped onion in the food processor and basically pulverized it. I then sauteed it in 1T of melted butter, and lightly salted the onion as it sauteed. Then, since this was a last-minute idea, I ADDED COLD CREAM CHEESE to the onions in the warm pan, and stirred in all the remaining ingredients (the parm was last) over medium low heat until it was smooth. I then baked it, and garnished it with chives. It was served with Sea Salt Bagel Chips from Trader Joe's, and was a hit! This recipe was so, so easy, and so, so delicious. Five stars, any day. This is being added to my personal recipes tonight! Thanks for sharing this one. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This is a really great dip. I used 2 pkgs of plain cream cheese and 1 pkg of onion & chives. Easy to make and almost any cracker works with this! My ONLY minor complaint, it looks somewhat greasy. Next time, I'll serve in a hollow bread bowl to soak that up so no one gets turned off by it. Still, the taste is great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2002
I changed the recipe a little. I used 1 8oz brick cream cheese, 1/2 cup mayo, 1 large onion, and 1 cup parmesan cheese. I served it for Book club and we ate the whole thing! It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2005
The other night, I had an "onion souffle" dip that a friend made. I emailed her to get the recipe but didn't hear back from her and wanted to make it tonight. I was sure it had onions, cream cheese, and mayonnaise in it along with parmesan or romano cheese. I looked for recipes with those ingredients, and this looked perfect. I reduced the ingredients (only 4 of us eating it) and was very happy with it. I think I would prefer to saute the onions before baking it next time. I'll have to try and see. But it was a hit, even with my son, who HATES onions! (I didn't tell him onions were in it, either.) This was fast, easy, and very good. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2011
This is the best dip on the planet. I am asked to make this everywhere I go..Thanksgiving, Christmas for sure. One tip that is very important and makes a HUGE difference, make it a few days before, or at least one day. It helps soften the onions and dramatically helps the flavor. Refrig after making and then sit it out about 30 min. before baking. This is a keeper! OH...and I add a dash or two of tabasco... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2003
Wow! This was delicious. I served as an appetizer for Thanksgiving. Everyone was raving about it. I'll be making this again and again and again. Used 2 blocks of cream cheese and 1 medium sweet onion. I sprinkled seasoned bread crumbs and paprika for a pretty presentation. Outstanding! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
Thanks for a great recipe! I baked it in individual ramekins (I had to broil it a minute at the end to brown it) and it was a great hit! Great with melba toast. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2003
This was good and several people at the party said so. I won't give it "5 stars" because I reserve that for fantastic recipes. I will make this again though because it seemed to appeal to a large number of people. To my taste it is a bit on the plain side. Also it tastes best when warm and seems to cool off fast once out of the oven. Maybe try a mini crockpot next time? Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2011
I actually found this to be bland. I prefer the version of this dip with the Knorr's veggie soup mix. I usually agree with the high rated recipes but not quite this time.:( Read More
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