Gluten-free Caramelized Onion Dip & A Ninja Giveaway

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True of false, I almost wrote the title to say “caramelized onidip.” Can you tell it’s Friday and my brain is mush? I normally love Fridays but I’m a little sad today; Skinny Tailgate Week is over! :( But, no need to shed tears because we are throwing it one helluva goodbye party! For one, I sharing a recipe for one of my FAVORITE game-day recipes, a low-fat caramelized onion dip. Two, I’m giving away one sexy appliance, the new Ninja cooking system!

Before we talk about the best giveaway ever, I need you to gawk at the dip. Stare at it, revel in it’s chunky deliciousness. Picture yourself eating it with a spoon directly out of the crock pot at midnight when you should be going to bed and right after you brushed your teeth. I mean, that didn’t happen here.

I’ve been making this dip LONG before I had a blog. I know, shocking right? I’m pretty sure it was the only thing I knew how to make besides my mom’s famous salad and boxed mac n’ cheese. But I’ve never made it in a crock pot before. Crock pots = my new drug and I’m not quitting it anytime soon. Especially now that I’ve introduced a new sexy pot to my fleet, the Ninja Cooking System!

This thing is the bomb.com. Yes, I said it. It’s unlike any other crock pot before it. For one, it has a stove top AND an oven setting. So for this recipe, I just tossed the onions in the pot, turned on the stove top setting to medium and let them caramelize to utter perfection.

THEN, I added the Chobani, light mayo, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese and goat cheese and clicked the “slow cook” setting and let the flavors burst together and the cheese melt until it was bubbling and begging to be eaten. THEN, guess what, I ATE IT! With a spoon.

At some absurd hour because I can’t sleep anymore and the wafting aroma of caramelized onions was dancing in my nostrils. This dip is SO easy to make, whether you use a magical Ninja pot or not. It’s so decadent but doesn’t have the fat or calories to make it sinful.(Typical onion dip has 8 grams of fat per serving!) It’s also great warm, chilled or room temperature. Paired with these amazing rice crackers, vegetables or pretzels, it makes an awesome naturally gluten-free dipping snack while you watch the game.

Just DO NOT sit in front of it, next to it or beside it. You will eat the entire thing. And then you’ll blame me for your pants not fitting and write me an angry email telling me that. And y’all, I’m not down with that.

Gluten-free Caramelized Onion Dip

CLICK HERE FOR THE PRINTABLE VERSION OF THIS RECIPE!

Serves about 16. Recipe adapted from Savour-Fare.
Prep time: About 15 minutes
Cook time: About 4 hours

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces low fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup soft goat cheese
  • 4 tablespoons low fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Chobani plain greek yogurt (nonfat or 2%)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch of garlic salt

Directions: 

  1. IF YOU HAVE A NINJA SYSTEM: Heat the stove top setting to medium and melt your butter. Add in your onions and heat until fragrant. Reduce the heat to low and cook for about 15 minutes, or until onions are caramelized. Remove onions from pot and place in a bowl. Set the slow cooker setting to low and add in salt, pepper, garlic salt, mozzarella cheese, goat cheese, Chobani, mayo and low-fat cream cheese. Heat for about 2 hours, or until mixture is bubbly and gooey. Stir in caramelized onions and heat another 10 – 15 minutes. Serve warm with rice crackers!
  2. IF YOU ARE USING A REGULAR CROCK POT: Heat your setting to low. Add onions and butter and cook for about 6 – 8 hours, or until onions are completely caramelized. Remove from slow cooker, add in cheeses, yogurt and mayo and heat about 2 – 3 hours or until bubbly. Stir in onions and enjoy!
  3. IF YOU ARE BAKING IT: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat butter in a large pan. Add onions and cook on medium high heat for about 2 -3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook about 15 minutes, or until onions are completely caramelized.  Meanwhile, mix yogurt, mayo, goat cheese, mozzarella and cream cheese together. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour into a greased baking dish. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until cheese starts to melt. Stir in onions and bake another 5 – 8 minutes, or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Nutritional information per 2 tablespoons:

Calories: 95.6
Fat: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 4.8
Fiber: 1 gram
Protein: 6.8
Weight Watchers Points:  3

NOW, THE FUN GIVEAWAY PART! Because I think y’all are super awesome people and should all have an amazing Ninja in the kitchen, I’m giving one lucky reader just that! The amazing folks at Ninja have graciously offered to give one of my fabulous readers a Ninja Cooking System for fraeeeee!

So how on earth can you win one of these amazing Ninja 3-in-1 cooking systems? Simple! Enter the prompts below (be sure to do the extra stuff for an extra entry!) Good luck! This giveaway is only open to US residents and ends Friday, October 5th at midnight. 

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Comments

  1. Posted by Aimee on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    I love monkey bread for the morning tailgates.
  2. Posted by virginia veal on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    I would love to make this recipe~~~in that pot!
  3. Posted by neiddy on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    I love avocado dip and tortilla chips
  4. Posted by Gretchen on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    My favorite tailgate snack is pretty much anything that involves cheese.
  5. Posted by Heather on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Buffalo chicken dip!!
  6. Posted by Mandy on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    I love smoked pulled pork BBQ sandwiches....yum
  7. Posted by Christa Music Nimmer on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    This is super cool, can actually make crock pot meals a one pot meal!
  8. Posted by heather panjon on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Loaded Potato Skins
  9. Posted by Katie Cable on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    I love spinach artichoke dip - could also eat it with a spoon! :) Thanks for the opportunity!
  10. Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Holy cow I picked a good day to come say hello!!!!! This dip looks HEAVENLY!!!!!!! I think my fav tailgate and party snack would seriously be veggies and dip... I beeline for it! of course the dip needs to be a big bowl-o-guacamole!!! though i want your dip now too!
  11. Posted by Cindie on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    A little embarrasing, but my favorite tailgating snack is mini pigs in a blanket! Can't get enough of those little guys!
  12. Posted by Jen on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    That dip looks amazing- I'm a big chip/pita/pretzel/insertdippablecarb plus dip fan. I like fruit salsas and queso a lot...
  13. Posted by Erica on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    I would have to say my favorite tailgate snack is mozzerella sticks. And luckily it is something that can be easily made into a healthier option, by baking them :)
  14. Posted by Claudia Smith on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Awesome dip I can't wait to make it. OMG I have two Ninjas and I was so shokced to see they came out with a Ninja Cooking system. I hope I win, if not I need to know where I can buy it. I love my Ninjas
  15. Posted by Claudia Smith on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Buffalo wings and Buffalo Chicken Dip
  16. Posted by Brittany Poole on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Chili Cheese Dawg Bites.
  17. Posted by amy donovan on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    This looks just fantastic! Onion dip might be one of my favorite tailgate snacks, but i'm a sucker for wings or buffalo chicken anything, too! =)
  18. Posted by Aggie on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Oh chips and dips of any kind make my tailgate happy :)
  19. Posted by Jeanna on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    My favorite tailgate snack is chicken wings. I can't wait to try the recipe you posted the other day. Also, this onion dip looks AMAZING!!! Looking forward to making it. Soon.
  20. Posted by Sara on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    My favorite tailgate snack is anything overflowing with cheese (I guess that's every meal, though)
  21. Posted by Dottie Scala Williams on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    My favorite has to be chicken wings! love em....OMG this thing is sooo cool hoping to win! Thanks for sharing with us
  22. Posted by Sara Stewart on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Fav snack is Autumn figs and goat cheese!!!
  23. Posted by Julie @ Table for Two on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    ooo i love that this has chobani in it - look at that gooey cheese!! ahh, i want some!
  24. Posted by Lisa Petrillo on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    My favorite tailgate food are appetizer meatballs - the kind with a grape jelly and hot sauce mixture on them!
  25. Posted by Holly Cummings on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Chobani is my favorite.
  26. Posted by Jamie @ Thrifty Veggie Mama on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    This dip looks great! I love chip and dip. I also love guacamole!
  27. Posted by Linda on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    WOW, what a fabulous cooking device. I want one please!
  28. Posted by Kristina M Schnabel on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Spinach and artichoke dip with rice crackers! Best snack ever. :)
  29. Posted by Vero on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Tailgate snack anything melty with cheese for dipping. I particularly love artichoke dip!
  30. Posted by Heidi on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    i think this dip might be my favorite tailgate snack!
  31. Posted by Jenni on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    In Seattle, we usually have smoked salmon!
  32. Posted by Tonia Ruck on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    As long as tailgating doesn't actually involve me getting up from the sofa I'm good. I love nachos. Not good for me but I love them anyway.
  33. Posted by Karen on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    i would pair the dip with fresh veggies which is my healthy go-to for the tailgate
  34. Posted by Laurie on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    My new favorite tailgate snack is this dip!!!
  35. Posted by Priscilla P on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    I have to admit my favorite tailgate snack is chili cheese fries ;)
  36. Friday, September 28th, 2012
    I love hot wings and sliders for tailgating. :)
  37. Posted by Regenia on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    I love spinach artichoke dip with blue corn tortilla chips.
  38. Posted by Abigail Oakley on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    My favorite tailgate snack is buffalo chicken dip. It's in no way good for you, but it's oh-so delicious
  39. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    My favorite tailgate snack is probably any dip or chicken wings!
  40. Posted by Heather on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Cheese curds!
  41. Posted by Maryb on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Wings! And dips/chips.
  42. Posted by justonecookbook on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    My favorite is chicken wings and I always bring some Asian style wings. :)
  43. Posted by Jennifer Barnard on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Boneless buffalo wings for sure!
  44. Posted by Jessica Prather on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    I love wings and dip!
  45. Posted by Tracey Evans on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    My favorite snack is Hummus and warm pita chips. :)
  46. Posted by Marnely Rguez-Murray on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Love snacking on mini pizzas!
  47. Posted by Mai-Lis on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Nothing makes me salivate like the thought of buffalo chicken dip... yum!
  48. Posted by Kristin Jones on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    My favorite tailgate snack is cheese dip - rotel mixed with velveeta. Not healthy in any way, but amazingly delicious.
  49. Posted by Christina McClaren on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Anything cheesy that I can dip is my favorite!
  50. Posted by Nina @ SweatingIt.net on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Anything with goat cheese. It is by far my favorite addition to any appetizer. Also, I love ninja! We have their blender system and adore it!
  51. Posted by Tutti Dolci on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Caramelized onions are the best! Perfect dip!
  52. Posted by Tiera on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Looks delicious! My favourite tailgate snack is fresh poke :)
  53. Posted by Adrienne Ahmed on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    Thanks for the great recipe, Claire! I recently joined Weight Watchers after gaining 35 lbs.(!) in law school (yay for late night/stress eating), searched "Weight Watchers" on Pinterest, and found your blog. Your recipes are right up my alley and I've been making them at home and sneaking them into the rotation at get togethers with friends. Your Strawberry Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip cookies were a HUGE success and a fantastic way to use the dehydrated strawberry epic fail that's been going around on Pinterest. Everyone was amazed when I told them they were 2 P+ a piece. I'm sure they're going to love this recipe, as well.


    Thank you so much for doing this blog!
  54. Friday, September 28th, 2012
    This is gonna be sad but I've never done a tailgate so I don't have a favorite snack for that :/
  55. Posted by Melissa Thompson on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    I love chips and dip!
  56. Posted by Sarah H.P. on
    Friday, September 28th, 2012
    My favorite tailgate snack has to be nachos!
  57. Posted by Lois on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    Definitely nachos
  58. Posted by Julie on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    Chips and dip.
  59. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    Your dip looks amazing and the Ninja Cooking System looks like so cool! I have the Ninja blender and it is my favorite appliance, I can only imagine how wonderful the cooking system works!!
  60. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    Oh my favorite tailgate snack is basic, chips and salsa or 7 layer bean dip!!
  61. Posted by Denene on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    Buffalo Chicken Dip
  62. Posted by Kris Smith Sather on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    My favorite tailgate item would be dip--any kind tho cheesy is good.
  63. Posted by Corisa on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    twizzlers! we always have them!
  64. Posted by Rachel Lore'l on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    Nachos!
  65. Posted by Sheila K. on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    Hummus and pita wedges!
  66. Posted by Donna L on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    Chicken wings and blue cheese dip.
  67. Posted by LesliB on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    Deviled Eggs
  68. Posted by Susan Lukensmeyer on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    As long as there's something chocolate for dessert!
  69. Posted by jacquie on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    spinach and artichoke dip - yummy
  70. Posted by Kay on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    I love just about anything -- except cheese! I've never liked it!
  71. Posted by Sarah on
    Saturday, September 29th, 2012
    Truscuits with spinach and white bean dip.
  72. Posted by Wanda McHenry on
    Sunday, September 30th, 2012
    Crab dip
  73. Posted by Kylie S. on
    Sunday, September 30th, 2012
    Pickle dip!
  74. Posted by Look Sharp Sconnie on
    Sunday, September 30th, 2012
    Hey hey!
    As I said on Facebook (oops), I love veggie brats! So good with a lil' ketchup and mustard (and Lay's "hotdog" flavored chips . . . they exist).

    Cheers!


    -Gabrielle
    (gpedriani@gmail.com)
  75. Posted by Dakota on
    Sunday, September 30th, 2012
    I'm usually a simple girl with chips and salsa, but that dip sounds delicious!
  76. Posted by Taylor on
    Monday, October 1st, 2012
    Homemade pretzels with beer cheese sauce.
  77. Posted by Jess on
    Monday, October 1st, 2012
    My favorite tailgate snack is white cheddar mini twice baked potatoes...mmm...
  78. Posted by Amy on
    Monday, October 1st, 2012
    AMAZING. Pinned! We're totally making this for football get-togethers this season. No one will have any idea how healthy it is. ;)


    Amy
    @Chobani
  79. Posted by Emily on
    Monday, October 1st, 2012
    love love love pigs in a blanket as a tailgate snack!
  80. Posted by Mary Beth on
    Monday, October 1st, 2012
    Cheese and Sausage Dip. It's so wrong to love something so bad for you, but I do.....oh I really do.
  81. Posted by gail on
    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
    7 layer dip
  82. Posted by Aimee on
    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
    chips and dip! nothing better
  83. Posted by Katie on
    Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
    Homemade garlic hummus and pita chips!
  84. Posted by Minerva on
    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
    My favorite tailgate snack is corn chips and spinach dip :)
  85. Posted by Elin Woods on
    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
    I love buffalo chicken dip. I cannot deny myself some whenever someone makes it.
  86. Posted by drea on
    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
    chips and dip
  87. Posted by Michele on
    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
    Sliders are my favorite tailgate snack!
  88. Posted by Susana Higuera Rios on
    Thursday, October 4th, 2012
    I love buffalo chicken wings!
  89. Posted by Ginny on
    Thursday, October 4th, 2012
    My favorite tail gate snack is homemade hummus, which I dip crispy celery sticks in... and chicken breast strips.
  90. Posted by Jamie on
    Thursday, October 4th, 2012
    My favorite snack is hummus and pita or anything dipped in hummus really!