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Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Ricotta Dip

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I could make a meal of appetizers. When I’m out at a restaurant, I like to order a bunch of appetizers verses a full meal. I love to taste different types of cuisine and experience different types of food. Appetizers allow me to do just that.

When it comes to holidays or dinner parties, my favorite dishes to serve are appetizers. They are often the easiest and they allow people to sample your cooking in a way that literally gives them a little taste of it all. 

As we approach this busy holiday season, I wanted to share one of my favorite (and easiest) appetizers with you.

Caramelized Onion & rosemary Ricotta Dip

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Wow family and friends in a simple way

This Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Ricotta Dip is always a crowd pleaser. It’s a savory dish that tastes rich, smooth and delectable. The ricotta dip is precisely one of those appetizers I could make a meal of.

So what makes this so great?

Ricotta cheese recipe deliciousness

Well, first, I’m a cheese person. When an appetizer includes mostly cheese, it’s always a good start for me.

Second, I love the way the caramelized onions give this ricotta dip a warm, rich flavor. It’s such a different flavor for the ricotta than you might find in something like a traditional lasagna. But yet, it’s still full of flavor and comforting.

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Plenty of dipping options

I served the Caramelized Onion, Rosemary Ricotta Dip with some baked, crusty, French bread with garlic olive oil and it was the perfect combination for the creamy dip. I simply coated one side of each slice with garlic olive oil and then baked it at 350 for about 10 minutes. However, it would work with crackers or even vegetables too.

See how I made it in the video below.

This video includes the dip, but it also include a bonus Bacon & Goat Cheese Popover recipe with Whipped Cranberry Butter. You don’t want to miss that either!

Thank you so much for visiting today. You can get the full recipe for the Caramelized Onion, Rosemary Ricotta Dip below and please let me know how you like it if you add this to your menu. I hope you’ll come again.

Happy eating, friends. You can find more of the farmhouse recipes here

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Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Ricotta Dip

This Caramelized Onion & Rosemary Ricotta Dip is the perfect appetizer for entertaining. It's savory, full of flavor and it will wow guests. 
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: appetizer, appetizer recipe, ricotta, ricotta dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Rachel Quenzer

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 of a large onion, sliced
  • 4 Tbsp. of olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. of butter
  • 1.5 Tbsp. dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic, diced
  • 1.5 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped parsley to top
  • Bread for dipping, crackers or chips
  • Additional salt and pepper as desired

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350
  • In a medium sized pan, add 2 Tbsp. of olive oil and heat through. 
  • Then add your onions and stir continuously until they start to soften. 
  • Add the butter to the pan and continue to stir constantly to caramelize the onions and ensure the butter doesn't burn. 
  • Once done, set aside. 
  • Add the ricotta cheese to a large bowl.  
  • Then add in the onions, garlic, rosemary and kosher salt. 
  • Blend together with a hand mixer or fold everything in together with a spatula. 
  • Pour everything into an oven safe dish, add any additional salt and pepper at this time. 
  • Top with the Parmesan cheese and then bake for 20-30 minutes until the cheese has melted and the Ricotta Dip is warm. 
  • Top with parsley and then stir. 
  • Add in the last two Tbsp. of olive oil and then add additional parsley as desired. 
  • Serve with bread, garlic bread, crackers or chips immediately. 

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24 Comments

  1. Liz Mays

    Yum! I’d love to serve this as an appetizer. I think the caramelized onion flavor sounds super nice.

  2. OMG this looks so yummy! I need to make it for an appetizer


  3. Like yourself, I also love appetizers and bit-size foods. This looks just perfect for sharing with a group of people when you host a get-together. As a fan of cheese, rosemary and onion, I am looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

  4. Heather

    OMG this caramelized onion and rosemary ricotta dip sounds SO good! Printing to make later!

  5. Amy Desrosiers

    Yum! This looks totally delicious! I would love to enjoy some right now!

  6. Shayla Marie

    I love rosemary and onions! I want to make this!

  7. Stephanie Stebbins


    Oh, I love appetizers and can make them into a meal as well! I love the appetizer samples at some restaurants! I’m definitely going to give this a try!

  8. Kathy

    This dip looks amazing. I’ve never tried this kind of dip before. I’m really looking forward to making this.

  9. Tara Pittman

    I would love to make this for the holidays. I wonder if I could make it dairy free?

  10. Lisa

    Woah, this looks so yummy!! Will need to make this for our next gathering.

  11. Vanessa Delia

    This looks so perfect for the holidays. I’ll have to make some soon!

  12. Sherry

    Dips never last long when we serve them here. I am loving the use of ricotta cheese. I need to try this soon.

  13. Nicole Escat


    I always loved sprinkling some rosemary on my dishes, caramelized onion sounds really great.. Yum..!

  14. Catalina


    This ricotta dip is amazing! I would love this for dinner tonight! So yummy!

  15. Adriane Thompson

    I LOVE ricotta cheese dips. Never thought of this combo of ingredients. The pictures are beautiful!

  16. Maria Yakimchuk

    Looks delicious. Ricotta is one of my favorite cheeses. It’s so versatile. And I love the addition of caramelized onions. Yumm!!!!

  17. Flossie McCowald

    This both sounds and looks AMAZING! Yum – can’t wait to try it sometime! 🙂

  18. Monica Y

    That dip is going to be my next dish for a potluck at work. It looks delicious and easy to prepare

  19. Claudia Krusch


    It looks soooo good! I would love to have some right now! I can’t wait to make it over the weekend!

  20. Shannah

    This recipe looks great and perfect for our holiday family gathering! I will have to try it.

  21. Sarah

    I am going to have to try this it looks amazing.

  22. Romy


    This looks so perfect for holiday entertaining! And I love popovers, what a great combo

  23. Aliya


    This sounds delicious. I’ll definitely be giving this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Krystel | Frugal Living

    I already told my girlfriend we are making this tomorrow for sure. Love it


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