Baked Brie Dip with Delicata Squash



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This baked brie dip with delicata squash is a fall favorite. It’s mixed with melty mozzarella, caramelized onions, tender squash! Serve it with your favorite crackers or soft bread for the ultimate easy fall appetizer.

If you’re looking for a quick, make-ahead type of appetizer for fall, look no further! She is here and glorious and cheesy with lots of savory flavors.

How to Make Baked Brie Dip with Delicata Squash

  1. This recipe begins with caramelizing onions. I like to cook them in a pan with some butter and salt and then sweat them out. After they’re done sweating, I like to uncover the pan and cook them on very low heat for about 20 minutes. Caramelized onions are always a labor of love but they’re worth it!
  2. Sauté the delicata squash in some olive oil, thyme, crushed red pepper and salt, until it’s tender.
  3. Next, you’re going to mix the caramelized onions with the mozzarella, brie, crushed red pepper, thyme, black pepper and salt.
  4. Add half of the onions/cheese mixture to a baking dish. And then add half of the delicata squash mixture. Repeat the layering and then add a handful of mozzarella on top! Bake it up and serve it with crackers, some endive and/or bread!

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Baked Brie Dip with Caramelized Onions and Delicata Squash

Prep: 35 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 6


Caramelized onions:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more as needed
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 delicata squash
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme , divided
  • 1 round freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 pinches crushed red pepper flakes, divided
  • 8 ounces brie cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, about 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche


To Make the Caramelized Onions:

  • To a medium pot, set over medium heat, add the olive oil. When hot, add the sliced onions and a few pinches of salt. Stir until they’re coated in olive oil. Cover the pot and allow to cook for about 10 minutes, checking on them every so often and giving them a stir. This will help steam and sweat the onions down. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • At the 15 minutes mark, turn the heat down to low. Uncover the pot and cook on low, stirring frequently, about 15 more minutes. At the 25 minute mark, add the butter and cook for an additional 10 minutes or so, until they’re lightly golden brown. (I didn’t take these too too dark because of time.) Remove from the heat and transfer them to a bowl.

To Make the Dip:

  • Half the delicata squash, lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds and stringy stuff. Dice the squash and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a small sauté pan, set over medium heat, pour in the olive oil. when warm, add the delicata squash, along with a few pinches of salt. Add the leaves of one sprig of thyme and a few turns of freshly cracked pepper, along with a pinch of red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, until the squash is cooked all the way through. Give it a taste and cook for a few minutes longer.
  • Meanwhile, to the bowl with the caramelized onions, add the brie, 1 cup of mozzarella, the creme fraiche, leaves from the two remaining sprigs of thyme, a pinch of crushed red peppers, a pinch of salt and a few rounds of freshly ground pepper. Mix and mash it together until combined.
  • Transfer half of it to a 6 x 6-inch casserole dish or something comparable, and then top it with a handful of the remaining mozzarella and a few spoonfuls of squash. Repeat until you’ve worked your way through all of the cheese and squash. Top with a generous handful of cheese.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1491IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    I should try this at home. Maybe next weekend i will try this because I love the recipe very much. Thank you for share this nice post.

  2. A bit confused by the recipe, there’s mention of adding onion and delicata to a saute pan and then adding cheese to the caramelized onion but no mention of a second onion in the ingredients. You also mention creme fraiche but that’s not in the ingredient list either so I’m not sure how much to add. I’m assuming the baking time for the dip is 20 minutes? Thanks!

  3. This looks incredible! May have to wait till New Years to make as I hit my limit for recipes I’m making for thanksgiving (most are yours!), but delicata is still on the menu!

    I love writing even the smallest tasks on my lists. Crossing them off makes me so happy. I deal with severe anxiety and being extremely organized (well, decently organized sometkems) helps! Have a great holiday!!

  4. Saw this in the Boston Globe this morning and thought of you…”The line includes dishware, textiles, trinket boxes, and other home goods, plus gift wrap printed with Corgis ($12.50 per roll). Way too cute. They will donate 10 percent of proceeds of the paper to Almost Home Rescue of New England”
    The website is
    The Corgie gift wrap is adorable!

      1. Adrianna,

        I appreciate you sharing your wonderful recipes with us, your apple pie recipe got me many kudos when I made a pair of them for my coworkers and I’m making it again today for my family.

        But, and this is a big but, when your recipe posting is flawed and numerous people ask about it, to see you ignoring those comments to reply to some post about gift wrap is pretty disappointing. I’m going to wing it here and hope I come out with something decent for my guests, but if you could resolve the issues regarding the mention of sautéing onions with the squash and the crème fraiche issue (both unlisted as ingredients for the dip in the instructions but otherwise unaccounted for with no quantities provided, it would be really nice for the future.

  5. ZOMG, this looks amazing. I LOVE BRIE. Weirdly, I cannot stand mozzarella (I am well aware that I’m the only person in the world who feels this way), so I would sub in fontina for mozz in this recipe.

    Also, I write things on my to-do list just to cross them off. I have two planners I refer to throughout the day (regular life and blog life), and I always have a sticky note with a general to-do list attached to the back of my phone, which is the one place I am sure to always see it, lol. Being able to toss that sticky note at the end of the day makes me feel indescribably good and accomplished, even if the only things on it were “take out trash. clean cat box.” #smallvictories