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ellen's loaded roasted onions

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ellen's loaded roasted onions

  • 4 lg
    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

How To Make ellen's loaded roasted onions

  • 1
    Trim 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.
  • 2
    Melt 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.
  • 3
    Spoon sauce into the cored onions. If you have too much sauce, spoon over and between onions.
  • 4
    Cover 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.
  • 5
    Continue baking, uncovered, for 10 more minutes until crumbs are lightly browned and cheese is bubbly.
  • 6
    NOTE: If you're a bacon lover, you could add some crumbled cooked bacon on top of the cheese before it goes into the oven.