Smoked Salmon and Caramelized Onion Dip + A Giveaway!
We are painting the town blue!! Red is so last year. This year, is the year of the Hawk, if you believe in football lore and legend, and Seattle is in the Superbowl! It’s kind of a big deal for us. If you’ve never been to Seattle you really ought to see it now, the entire town is lit up in blue and green. Christmas morphed into Superbowl and our lights never came down!
Superbowl game day is a big deal in our family. Every year around 30 members of our family cram into the living room, with half of us on the couches, and the others parked in any chair they could find or the younger crowd parked in the middle of the floor. And of course, as per Superbowl party rules – balancing a plate of goodies in one hand and cheering with the other.
This year, it will be a Superbowl party on over drive!
There are three very important components that go into making a Superbowl party great. One, having your hometown team in the Superbowl. Check. Two, epic commercials that we wait all year to see! Check. And three – the FOOD! Double check!
When it comes to the food you need several categories including savory snacks, grilled meats, something healthy for that one aunt who just has to have her veggie platter wherever she goes, and DIPS! It’s not a complete game day without dips.
The road to the Superbowl was paved through Wisconsin, as Russell Wilson was a Wisconsin grad, so naturally incorporating Wisconsin cheese into the party is a must. High quality and a variety of flavors means you can pack your game day cheer face with flavorful, versatile, and utterly gooey Wisconsin cheeses. For this dip, I went with what I know – Northwest flavors and creamy cheeses. The people of the PNW loves their smoked salmon, and some Apple Wood Smoked Gouda from Wisconsin was just the right flavor combo for this dip.
After one bite, I asked Ben if he liked it and he all but shoved me out of the way, and said “I could eat this whole thing a spoon!”. Sounds like a game day winner to me!
With Superbowl coming up quick, the folks at Wisconsin Cheese and Dairydips.com want to make sure you’re pumped and ready for the big game and the big feast with a Variety of Artisan Wisconsin Cheese and a Bamboo Triple Dip Party Tray. Below, be sure to leave me the name of your favorite game day dip and enter to win!
And of course, Go Hawks!Print
Smoked Salmon and Caramelized Onion Dip
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 3 cups 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
A warm, creamy game-day dip filled with smoky flavor from applewood smoked gouda and smoked salmon!
- 1 Walla Walla Sweet Onion, caramelized
- 2 Tbsp Butter, for caramelizing Onion
- 1 ½ cup Shredded Wisconsin Gouda
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
- ¾ cup Mayonnaise
- ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 3 Tbsp Chives, minced
- 1 Tbsp Parlsey
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 6 ounces Smoked Salmon, flaked *Note* NOT Lox
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a skillet over medium high heat, melt butter. Once butter starts to bubble add in thinly sliced onion and stir. Caramelize onion, stirring occasionally until it reduces and becomes golden brown and soft. Remove from skillet and allow to cool slightly.
- In a large bowl mix together the shredded Wisconsin Gouda, cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth and combined. Mix in pepper, herbs and garlic. Stir in caramelized onion and flaked smoked salmon.
- Spoon into an oven safe dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and bubbling on top. Serve with crackers, chips or chunks of bread.
Megan Keno – Country Cleaver
Need a few more Game Day Dip Suggestions? Give these a try!
*Fine Print* This post is sponsored by the Wisconsin Cheese Board and DairyDips.com. All opinions are my own. I was compensated for this post. The giveaway will end Wednesday, January 29th. The winner will be randomly chosen and e-mailed. They will have 24 hours to respond.
I’m addicted to my Sriracha Shrimp Cheese Dip but might need to add this salmon dip to my menu next weekend – LOOKS AMAZING!
The 7 layer Mexican dip with tortilla chips is always a winner at our house. Go Seahawks!
My favorite game day dip is Buffalo Chicken Dip!
I love my crab dip but will have to try these who knows I may end up with new fav!
Oh my gosh this looks amazing! I love the Buffalo Chicken Dip!
I love buffalo chicken dip!
I second Heather – buffalo chicken dip! With spinach artichoke taking a close second!
Can never decide between good ‘ol Avocado Dip or Wild Mushroom and Artichoke Dip. Yum!
Love chile con queso!
Wow! This dip looks fantastic! I’m wiping drool off of my key boards right now. YUM!
A new recipe I made recently for pizza dip.
Buffalo chicken dip – thanks!
Spicy hummus and pita chips.
So hard to decide! I love a good hot spinach artichoke dip.
I make a mean cheesy mustard pretzel dip that makes my eyes roll back in my head!
fave game day dip? Spinach and artichoke dip. .. and yes, Go Seahawks! It’ll be a torn household over here as my hubby is a huge Peyton Manning fan.
My favorite for game day is a make your own nacho bar.
Tavern Beer Cheese and the bacon cheddar dip
i love a 7 layer bean dip!
I love lots of dips but my favorite is my dill dip for veggies because I tend to be a rabbit. 🙂
Favorite game day dip is just simple and awesome homemade salsa
A perfect comforting dip on a cold winter day like today! Yum!
My husband is a buffalo chicken dip guy, but I’m all about homemade guacamole and salsa, or artichoke spinach dip!!!
Those are some wonderful SuperBowl dips and I will have to try them all. Guacamole is my favorite dip.
fave dip around these parts is my artichoke cheese dip. Go Broncos!
My favorite game day dip is avocado hummus. Thank you!
That roasted tomato brie dip looks amazing! They all do, actually. My favorite is the 7 layer Mexican dip.
We love yogurt onion dip!
A warm spinach and artichoke dip. Thanks! …and go hawks!
My favorite game day dip is spinach dip in a bread bowl.
Favorite dip is old fashioned dill dip for chips and veggies
My current favorite is jalapeno popper dip.
Queso dip is my favorite! Go Seahawks!
Spinich dip in a bread bowl and my fil’s cheese and chili dip…salavating! 😉
I’m not going to lie – I sort of wish we were sports people just so I could throw a Super Bowl party. This is cheesy salty perfection!!!
My favorite dip is hot spinach artichoke. I have tried a ton of dip recipes recently, but my husband and i just aren’t super into them. I would love to use this tray for fajitas/chili toppings, though, and i love cheese!!!!
I know I’m boring, but I love hummus. I want to try this dip, though!
ohmygosh! This dip is mouthwatering..I love smoke salmon. Anytime my father in law visits, he brings me a huge batch of it. I desperately want this dip!
p.s. go hawks!
My favorite dip is one of Rachel Ray’s, it is a bacon swiss dip. It is delicious!
my FAVORITE DIP IS A POTATO DIP RECIPE I FOUND ONLINE
My favorite dip is tried and true homemade guacamole. 🙂 YUM.
This sounds good! My favorite dip is a simple guacamole with salt, lime, cumin, cilantro, and pepper.
I like to make guacamole.
We love any Mexican inspired dip – queso or 7 layer dip. Yum!
Onion dip or guacamole!
My favorite is white bean dip with rosemary and garlic.
I love buffalo chicken dip!
I love artichoke dip but everyone else’s seems to taste better than mine 🙁
Spinach Dip, for sure.
Here on the Washington coast, we will be rooting for the
Seahawks this weekend!
I like spinach dip thanks for the giveawasy
Love Caramelized Onion Dip!
I love crab dip and spinach dip, but I think that for football games I like cream cheese, rotel, and crumbled sausage heated and mixed together.
Go Hawks!!!! So sad I now live in Denver * gasp* and my beloved Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl! I have been proudly wearing my blue and green for two weeks! Can’t wait to make this dip for a celebration after we whip the broncos!
Roasted red pepper hummus
This looks delectable. I love cheese dips of all sorts, but my favorite is a crab dip my high school friend’s mom would make for parties.
Oh man, I love onion dips 🙂 count me in for this one, it looks tasty!!
i like my hot spinach artichoke dip. 🙂
I think my husband would leave me for any person who made him that smoked salmon dip. I better get cookin’