Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip

This post is sponsored by Cooked Perfect. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Moms can serve Cooked Perfect Meatballs at their next Game Day party or weeknight dinner, with Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip!

Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip

Friends, don’t you love a hot, cheesy dip in the winter months, especially served at a Big Game party, or even sitting by a cozy fire, inside or out?

Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip

Because we love to serve snacks during Game Day parties that consist of lots of veggies, dips, fruits, and healthy options, we also love a hearty dish that fills our guests up!

Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip

Cooked Perfect Meatballs are delicious served in their simplicity, especially in all the varieties that Cooked Perfect has to offer. Some of these varieties include Italian Style, Homestyle, Angus Beef, Turkey, Swedish and Chicken. Cooked Perfect Meatballs are; crafted using select meats, real cheeses, and savory herbs, then flame-broiled to sear in the flavor. For easy shopping, these meatballs are available in your grocer’s freezer aisle.

Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip

Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip

For this recipe, I cooked 3 large sweet and red onions. The longer you cook the onions (on low heat), the sweeter and more caramelized they become.

Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip

Preheat one package of Cooked Perfect Homestyle Meatballs (love the smaller ½ oz. bite-size meatballs), and then add to the caramelized onions. Just one package has 64 meatballs. That serves a lot of bites!

Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip

Add in the cheese; stir, bake, and serve hot with your favorite chip or cracker or pretzel stick!

Whether serving a snack, or a meal, being prepared is key for me; the key to easy entertaining. So I keep a few bags in the freezer, ready to defrost and serve (or make a quick recipe). These bite-size (1/2 oz.) meatballs are also delish for a family pasta night. (Mmm, spaghetti and meatballs!)

In fact, I’ve also made another fabulous appetizer, Easy Meatball Crostini recipe. Use a bag of Cooked Perfect’s meatballs for a shortcut! Or, try these Avocado Cheeseburger Meatball Appetizer recipe.

Are you hosting a Game Day party this year?

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Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip

Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip

Other Cooked Perfect flavors to use in this recipe: Italian Style, Homestyle, and Turkey Meatballs.


  • 1 package 32 oz. Cooked Perfect Homestyle Meatballs (but other varieties can be used!)
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 large sweet onions (sliced)
  • 1 large red onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes
  • 1 package 32 oz. Cooked Perfect Homestyle Meatballs


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onions and water, and cook until completely tender and caramelized and golden, about 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so, adding more water as needed.
  2. Mix everything and place it in a baking dish.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until the top is nice and browned and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes (optional).
  5. Serve with crackers or chips or large stick pretzels.
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Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip

3 comments on “Hot Caramelized Onion Meatball Dip”

  1. This sounds great, thanks!
    Heard a story on NPR this morning that made me think of you and your thoughts on hospitality, check it out.

  2. This looks so good! Yes, we are hosting. I’ve asked everyone to bring some type of finger food and I’m going to make a crockpot of chili and some mini corn muffins. We’ll have a few games for prizes. Should be fun.

  3. I almost can’t handle this post. I NEED THIS. Excuse me, gonna go find a way to make it right now.

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