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 editor-in-chief of Unconditionally Her. Through her many years as a masters-level certified health educator and 18-year employment in a higher education setting – as well as several years as a graduate and doctoral student – she has written countless articles, essays, publications, grant applications, proposals, reports, and other technical and creative writing documents. In addition to her training and professional work experience, she spent four years as volunteer editor of New Focus Daily, a publication of the Women Survivors Alliance, a national women cancer survivors-focused organization based in Nashville, Tennessee.
While serving as editor of Unconditionally Her, a women-focused magazine which provides content on anything from recipes, travel, books, and everything in between, she has a special interest in fitness, health, and well-being. She is certified 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 graduate degree in health promotion and education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for many years and looks forward to re-engaging with women one-on-one as a health coach pending completion of her certification and doctoral degree to supplement her public health and academic work.

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. 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 Unconditionally Her and other non-profit and charity organizations. She is pleased to promote empowerment and confidence of women readers across the globe, and to provide inspiration, motivation, and voice for social change through her role as editor-in-chief of Unconditionally Her.