Baked Sweet Onions Recipe


Baked Sweet Onions are so simple to make and so mouth-watering good, plus these onions are low calorie!  This is one of those very simple and easy recipes that after each time I make it, I wonder why I do not do it more often!  Excellent side dish served with your steak dinner.


Baked Sweet Onions


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Baked Sweet Onions Recipe:
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Sweet Onions Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 98 kcal
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.  

  2. Cut off a small portion (approximately 1/4-inch) off the bottom or root end of each onion.  This is to steady the onions in the baking dish.

  3. Place whole onions into a baking dish with approximately one inch of water.  Bake, uncovered, approximately 2 hours or until onions are soft when you squeeze them.

  4. Remove from oven and place onto a cutting board; pull back brown skins and cut them off at the roots.  Transfer onto a serving platter and season each with salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon butter.

  5. For an extra-special taste sensation, drizzle the tops (or use a dropper) of each baked onion serving with balsamic vinegar.  So good!

Recipe Notes

*  Some U.S. sweet and mild onion varieties (available in the spring/summer) have a similar sugar content (or sometimes even less sugar) than the storage varieties.  Naturally, we don't always taste that difference due to both water and sulfur content present in a raw onion; however, we can often taste those differences when onions are cooked!  

Look for sweet onions that are light golden-brown in color, with a shiny tissue-thin skin and firm, tight, dry necks.  (Ordinary storage onions are darker and have a thicker skin.)  When cut into, sweet onions should have a creamy white interior.  Avoid onions that have soft spots or surface bruises.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Sweet Onions Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 29
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.2g5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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