Ellen Bales


I'm making this up as I go along. I've been craving onions but in a different way than just added to recipes. I thought roasting them would be good, but there has to be more than just the onion. So I'm adding some of my favorite things--sort of like a loaded baked potato, only it's a loaded roasted onion. The recipe serves 4 but I just made three.

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20 Min
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4 large
yellow onions
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
2 clove
garlic, minced
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
3 Tbsp
1 c
heavy cream
1 c
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 c
panko bread crumbs


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1Trim off the top and bottom of the onions; peel. Hollow out the onion with a small knife (save the core for another recipe). Place the onions in a 13x9-inch baking dish that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray.

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2Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; add flour and stir until mixed. Add heavy cream little by little, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Add salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Keep whisking until mixture thickens. Add cheese and combine thoroughly until mostly melted.

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3Spoon sauce into the cored onions. If you have too much sauce, spoon over and between onions.

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4Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle croutons or panko bread crumbs over tops of onions.

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5Continue baking, uncovered, for 10 more minutes until crumbs are lightly browned and cheese is bubbly.

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6NOTE: If you're a bacon lover, you could add some crumbled cooked bacon on top of the cheese before it goes into the oven.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #cheesy, #tasty