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Baked Three-Cheese Onion Dip with Chive and Peperoncini

Baked Three-Cheese Onion Dip with Chive and Peperoncini

When great dips get together, it’s magic. This recipe boasts all the beauty of a creamy onion dip with the irresistible appeal of queso.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 ounces sharp white cheddar, coarsely grated (about 1 cup), divided
  • 2 ounces Monterey Jack, coarsely grated (about ½ cup), divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped peperoncini
  • Crackers and/or tortilla chips (for serving)

Recipe Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and softened, 8–10 minutes; season with salt. Let cool.

  • Pulse cream cheese and mayonnaise in a food processor until smooth.

  • Toss cornstarch, ¾ cup cheddar, and ¼ cup Monterey Jack in a medium bowl to coat cheese. Mix in cream cheese mixture and cooked onion; season with salt and pepper. Scrape into a 1-qt. baking dish and top with remaining cheddar and Monterey Jack. Bake dip until golden and bubbling, 20–25 minutes. Let dip cool 5 minutes, then top with chives and peperoncini. Serve with crackers.

,Photos by Michael Graydon Nikole Herriott

Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 310Fat (g) 30Saturated Fat (g) 12Cholesterol (mg) 55Carbohydrates (g) 4Dietary Fiber (g) 0Total Sugars (g) 2Protein (g) 7Sodium (mg) 340Reviews Section

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