I think I say this every time I post, but where has the time gone? How is it already February and Superbowl?!? This is the month when I reserve all of my kid's summer camps and begin planning our family vacation (if we have one). I can not believe that we are already here!
The one good thing about February is that it marks the end of our crazy period. With birthdays and major holidays coming every two weeks beginning in October through the end of January, we are not only exhausted, but broke. Now that it is all over, we can focus on re-growing our savings and enjoying the simple life!
I am not a huge fan of football but I do love to watch the commercials during the big game. I also love the food and beer part of the celebration! Who doesn't right!? I always make a huge spread of cheesy calorie full appetizers and fun football themed desserts.
This year I will be making this French Onion Soup Dip. I made it during the holidays and it was a huge hit! It is easy to throw together adds variation to the chip and guacamole filled table. Don't get me wrong, I love chips and guac, but I also like warm gooey cheese and sweet onions on toasted bread. This dip is like the is like the sophisticated dip version! There always has to be one, right!?
Enjoy- and may the best team win. HA, just kidding. I don't even know who's playing!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 onions , thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ¼ cup beef broth
- 4 ounces cream cheese , at room temperature
- ¼ cup sour cream
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese , divided
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 or 9 inch baking pan or cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large skillet on medium heat, add olive oil.
When oil is hot, add onions, garlic, and brown sugar.
Reduce heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft and caramelized, about 20 minutes.
Once caramelized, add beef broth and bring to a simmer.
Remove from heat and stir in cream cheese, sour cream, salt, pepper, dried thyme and ½ cup Gruyere Cheese.
Pour into baking dish and top with remaining cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese has slightly browned and edges are bubbly.
Serve with toasted baguette slices.
This looks delicious!
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
February is still nutty for us - anniversary, Vday, my bday...but I welcome it all! This dip looks SOOOOO good and so comforting!
My family doesn't watch football, because my partner is British mainly. But we did watch the game for the commercials and it's tradition. We don't watch any other game all year, haha! I would have loved to have made this for a snack while watching the game!
Oh wow, this sounds like the perfect recipe! Delicious and great for winter weather.
Drooling!! I would love some of this right now!
I am obsessed with French onion soup, so this dip is perfect!! The French know what they are doing! XO, Lindsay
French onion soup is one of my favorite foods so I and sure the dip would be no different!
My husband will love this! Making it this weekend.
This sounds so delicious! I am a sucker for French onion soup and for dips and this is a perfect combination of the two!
Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
What a great idea!! Such a neat way to put a twist on dip and French Onion Soup. There's someone in my house who would love this.
Oh im so bummed I didn't see this before Superbowl or I'd have def made this. Love that it's a dip and so easily spreadable. Yum!
Agness of Run Agness Run
What a toothsome dip you prepared! I am preparing it as soon as possible, Jackie!