Mini Savory Onion Cheesecakes

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So, who else isn’t ready at all for the Super Bowl and would rather rewatch all of Downton Abbey with wine? *Raises hand shamefully.* I must admit, I’m not a huge football girl. I used to be and then I found that I much prefer to watch dramatic soaps and unrealistic Lifetime movies. However, I can appreciate everything the Super Bowl represents and I just adore game-day food. But not just wings and pizza. I like gourmet game-day food. Like goat cheese stuffed jalapeno poppers, brie and fruit canapès and of course, these mini savory onion cheesecakes.

savory cheesecakes

That’s right, SAVORY cheesecakes. At first, I was a little weary of them too. I mean, who puts onions in a cheesecake? What kind of demented freak? And then, because I had to taste test it, I smeared a little bit of the gooey cheese on a cracker and took a bite.

Savory onion dip

After one bite of the soft cheese and the caramelized onions, I thought “What kind of demented freak DOESN’T put onions on cheesecake?” It makes so much sense, in a weird way. Because of the soft caramelized onions and the savory flavor, you forget you’re eating a cheesecake at all. In fact, it’s more like an awesome mound of soft cheese and perfectly cooked onions. This is most definitely the perfect game-day appetizer because it’s sexy, gourmet and still absolutely delectable.

Onion cheesecake appetizer

It’s not just great for Super Bowl Sunday either. This stunning app is perfect for the Oscars,Valentine’s Day, date night or to bring with you  when you visit your snarky neighbor who always seems to have the cleanest house, the most well behaved children, the perfect body and the most amazing outfits you’ve ever seen. She’ll totally look at these and go “Wow, you are so creative!” in that tone of voice that indicates that she is really jealous she didn’t think of it first.

And you know what guys? I’ll totally let you pretend you made it up, just for the sake of watching that smug neighbor’s face. Want the delicious recipe? GRAB IT HERE ON FABULOUS FOODS!

Nutritional information per 1/2 cheesecake:

Calories: 114.5
Fat: 7.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 7.1 grams
Fiber: 1.5 grams 
Protein: 4.2 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 3

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  1. Posted by Katie Jasiewicz on
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
    OH my this savory cheesecake looks and sounds amazing!
    • Posted by realistic nutritionist on
      Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
      Thank you Katie!!
  2. Posted by Tutti Dolci on
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
    These are brilliant! Love the idea!
  3. Posted by a farmer in the dell on
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
    I want to drink wine, eat these mini savory cheesecakes, and watch Downton Abbey with you. See you Sunday!
    • Posted by realistic nutritionist on
      Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
      Yay!! Come on over!
  4. Posted by Alaina on
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
    Good lord these look incredible..I MUST try these!
  5. Posted by justonecookbook on
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
    This is really amazing! I'd love to eat the savory cheesecake, especially with caramelized onion like this! I'm going to the super bowl party (go 49ers!) to eat! :D
    • Posted by realistic nutritionist on
      Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
  6. Posted by Kathryn on
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
    Oh I want these so badly. They definitely shouldn't be saved for one night a year!
  7. Posted by Emily on
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
    This looks amazing--I might try it with other kinds of onions...vidalia? Shallots? What do you think?
    • Posted by realistic nutritionist on
      Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
      I think any kind would work! :)
  8. Posted by amy donovan on
    Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
    I'm with ya - i am take-it-or-leave-it when it comes to football, but completely take-it when it comes to football snackin'. These look + sound fantastic - YUM!
  9. Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
    Why have I never thought to make a savory cheesecake? Amazing, lady!
  10. Posted by Bree (Skinny Mommy) on
    Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
    I would definitely sit through a game of football if I could eat these--delish!
  11. Posted by Vijitha Shyam on
    Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
    That looks so delicious. I love the flavor of caramelized onions.
  12. Posted by Christina on
    Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
    I am drooling looking at these! I absolutely love the idea of a savory cheesecake :)
  13. Thursday, January 31st, 2013
    I'm with you...gourmet game day food and Downton Abbey are what it's all about! Or at least what it SHOULD be about. These cheesecakes sound absolutely fantastic!
  14. Posted by Aggie on
    Thursday, January 31st, 2013
    Oh I would eat these in a heartbeat!!! Loving those onions!
  15. Posted by Kate Zeller on
    Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
    I'm with you on all counts!
  16. Posted by on
    Friday, February 15th, 2013
    Bookmarked. These look wonderful!