In this simple roasted-onion recipe, sweet Vidalia onions soften alongside bay leaves and thyme. Serve as a side dish for anything from grilled meats to a barbecued chicken.

Virginia Willis
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2017


Recipe Summary

10 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Heat butter in a 10-inch cast-iron or heavy-bottomed stainless-steel skillet over medium-high heat until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add onions, cut-side down. Place bay leaves and thyme in the spaces between the onions so the herbs will flavor the butter. Cook until the onions are dark brown on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn them over and season with salt and pepper. Add broth. Cover with foil and transfer the pan to the oven.

  • Bake the onions until very tender, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately, with the pan sauce spooned on top. Garnish with more thyme, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

82 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 11g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 4.8g; fat 4g 6% DV; saturated fat 2.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 138.8IU 3% DV; vitamin c 8.9mg 15% DV; folate 22mcg 6% DV; calcium 30.1mg 3% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 12.4mg 4% DV; potassium 179.9mg 5% DV; sodium 168.1mg 7% DV.