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.

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

1/2 onion
82 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 11g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 4.8g; fat 4g; saturated fat 2.5g; cholesterol 10.2mg; vitamin a iu 138.8IU; vitamin c 8.9mg; folate 22mcg; calcium 30.1mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 12.4mg; potassium 179.9mg; sodium 168.1mg.

1 fat, 2 vegetable