A Holiday Party Classic- Hot Onion Dip

 I have shared this recipe many, many times, but some things are worth repeating! Ever find a recipe that is so good you keep going back to it over and over?  This one is IT

 I have shared this recipe many, many times, but some things are worth repeating! Ever find a recipe that is so good you keep going back to it over and over?  This one is IT for me!   “Jenn from Texas” is a dear friend I have known at least 20 years, though we have only met in person twice.  We met online as part of an online community for new moms, and we still chat regularly online via Facebook, e-mail, and text.    This recipe is from her, and boy is it good!  If you are looking for something easy, quick, and delicious for a holiday party,  this one might be just what you are looking for.


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 Onion Souffle Party Dip

Yield:   The recipe below will fit nicely in an 8 X 8 baking dish.  Go up one whole amount on each ingredient if using a larger dish, like a 9 X 13.


1 large sweet yellow onion, chopped

1 cup mayonnaise (go with the “light” version if you want to make it healthier, like I usually do.)

1 box 8 oz cream cheese (You can use the full fat version OR use the “1/3 less fat” variety like I do).

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


Mix all ingredients together with a hand-held mixer.

Add more Parmesan if there is too much liquid.  Add more mayonnaise if it seems too dry.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Serve with pita chips, veggies, or “Jenn from Texas’” favorite, Fritos.


I cannot count the number of times I have been asked for this recipe! And “Jenn from Texas” will be might proud that you tried it.    ENJOY!


Cindy Chafin
Cindy Chafin, M.Ed., MCHES® serves as project director for the Women Survivors Alliance and New Focus Daily magazine. Cindy is masters-level certified in health education by the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and was part of the first cohort to receive master's level designation. NCHEC certifies health education specialists, promotes professional development, and strengthens professional preparation and practice. She is proud to be a CHES® and has been a public health professional for many years after receiving her degree in health promotion and education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cindy has been involved in multiple cancer activities and projects since 2000, including serving as the state coalition coordinator for Tennessee for 13 years, and currently is involved with several cancer organizations. She currently is the Associate Director for Community Programs for the Center for Health and Human Services at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, located just outside of Nashville, where she has been a project director of multiple grants since 2002 and served as interim director from 2015-2018. She has been touched by cancer personally after seeing both family and friends alike suffer from the disease.

Cindy offers her consulting services and volunteer hours under the umbrella of Community Health Collaboratives, LLC which she founded in 2002 for organizations such as the Women Survivors Alliance and other non-profit and charity organizations. She is pleased to partner with New Focus Daily and WSA.