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A couple of big onions, crispy breadcrumbs and fontina cheese make this delicious vegetable side dish recipe gratin-like. The nutty taste of fontina cheese is a good match for the onions, but you can use any melty cheese you have on hand, such as mozzarella, Gouda or Gruyère.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015


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45 mins


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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  • Keeping onion rounds intact, place on a rimmed baking sheet. Combine 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt in a small bowl. Brush both sides of the onions with the oil mixture. Bake, turning once, for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine breadcrumbs, cheese, rosemary, the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.

  • Turn the onions over again and top each with some of the breadcrumb mixture. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees F and continue baking until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes more.


Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

2 rounds
216 calories; protein 6.7g; carbohydrates 15.8g; dietary fiber 2.6g; sugars 4.2g; fat 14.3g; saturated fat 4.1g; cholesterol 15.7mg; vitamin a iu 136.3IU; vitamin c 5.7mg; folate 24.1mcg; calcium 127.5mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 24.9mg; potassium 173.5mg; sodium 343.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

1/2 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 high-fat meat, 2 fat