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Caramelized Onion Kalua Pig Dip in a metal pan with slices of apples covered in dip on a blue plate on a wooden board from Gourmet Done Skinny

Hot Caramelized Onion Kalua Pig Dip

Amy Lawrence
Inspired by my trip to Hawaii, this hot Caramelized Onion Kalua Pig Dip is the best party dip ever! If you love homemade onion dip, you're going to love this healthier appetizer. It takes onion dip to a new level. Serve it with pita chips, naan and apple slices.
Weight Watchers Points: 1 Smart Point per 1 T. of dip for all plans.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American/Hawaiian
Servings 3 cups (about 48 tablespoons)
Calories 20 kcal


  • 2 large sweet onions like Maui or Vidalia
  • olive oil from oil mister
  • 1 t. kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 c. white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 3 oz. gruyere cheese
  • 4 oz. Kalua Pork
  • 1/8 t. liquid smoke if desired
  • 1/2 c. light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. light sour cream
  • 1 t. fresh thyme sprinkled on top


  • Slice onions very thin and chop into pieces.
  • Spray a pan (don't use non-stick for this one, you want the onions to brown and caramelize) with oil from an olive oil mister and heat on medium high heat.
  • Add onions. Sprinkle with salt. Cook for about 15 min.
  • Add a little wine, let it sizzle. Stir. Keep doing this until the onions are a deep golden brown. This will take about 30 minutes. I always like to taste them, if they are starting to taste sweet, you're almost there. Take your time, for this recipe depends on the onion caramelization. If the onions start to burn too much, then add a little water. Be sure and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to get all the browned bits. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together sour cream and mayonnaise.  Add in pork, onion mixture, and cheese.
  • Place mixture in an ungreased 8x8 pan or small baking dishes. It's about 3 cups.
  • Bake at 400° for about 20 minutes until bubbly.
  • Enjoy with pita chips, naan, and apple slices.  Serve hot or cold.


Serving: 1TablespoonCalories: 20kcalCarbohydrates: 1.3gProtein: 1.4gFat: 0.9gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 4.6mgSodium: 66.1mgPotassium: 32.7mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.7gVitamin A: 6.7IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword caramelized onion dip, hot appetizer, Kalua pig, Kalua pork
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