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Creamy Onion Spread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


about 2 cups

"My daughter came across this recipe a few years ago, and I have adapted it to our family's tastes," writes Janet Joecks of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.


  • 1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • Additional sliced green onions
  • Breadsticks and sweet red and yellow pepper strips


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion in oil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 8 minutes or until onion begins to turn golden brown. Add the green onions, salt, pepper and cayenne. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise and cream cheese until smooth. Stir in onion mixture. Garnish with additional green onions. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with breadsticks and peppers.

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