Roasted Balsamic Pearl Onions Recipe

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I adapted this recipe from The Best of Cooking Light 4: Special Edition magazine.

Roasted Balsamic Pearl Onions make a great side dish for Thanksgiving. Roasted Balsamic Pearl Onions are also delicious to serve with a steak or other grilled meat. Your kitchen will smell fantastic as these pearl onions bake!

Roasted Pearl Onions

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Roasted Balsamic Pearl Onions Recipe:

Recipe Type: Onions, Vegetables, Balsamic Vinegar, Wine
Yields: 8 servings
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min


2 quarts water
4 pounds pearl onions*
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, crushed
1 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup good-quality aged Balsamic Vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons honey

* Sometimes you can even find colored pearl onions in your market. If you do, use them as they make a beautiful presentation.


Preheat oven to 475°F.

In a large stockpot, bring water to a boil; add onions. Stir for 30 seconds then remove with a slotted spoon. Peel onions then arrange on a jellyroll pan. Sprinkle onions evenly with rosemary.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together wine, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and honey; drizzle over onions.

Bake for 30 minutes, stirring once after first 15 minutes. Remove from oven and remove onions with a slotted spoon; set aside in a bowl.

Pour remaining balsamic sauce from pan into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes until slightly syrupy. Pour balsamic sauce over onions then toss to coat

Makes 8 servings.

Roasted Balsamic Pearl Onions  - Nutritional Information

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Item Amount Fat Grams Calories WW Points
onions, pearl 4 pounds (64 ounces) 0 600 12.5
wine, red 1 cup 0 169.6 3.8
soy sauce 1/2 cup 0 0 0
vinegar, balsamic 1/3 cup 0 30 1.1
olive oil 2 tablespoons 28 240 7.6
honey 2 tablespoons 0 190 4.3
Recipe Totals   28 1229.6 29.3

Recipe makes 8 servings.

Each Serving Totals - 3.5 Fat Grams, 153.7 calories, 3.6 WW Points

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