Onion Shortcake

Kelly Lollman


I made this for Thanksgiving many years ago and misplaced the recipe. I've just found it and am posting so that I can't lose it again!!
This is a rich dish, but oh, so yummy! I will be making it soon, no need to wait for a holiday.
The original recipe called for 1/4 cup minced fresh dill, which was a little overpowering to me. I've reduced the measurement by half for dried dill.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
40 Min


  • 1/2 c
  • 2 large
    onions, sliced thin
  • 8 oz
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz
    sour cream
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    dill, dried
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 large
  • 8 1/2 oz
    cornbread mix
  • 14 1/2 oz
    cream-style corn
  • 1/2 c
  • 4 dash(es)
    tabasco sauce

How to Make Onion Shortcake


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 2 1/2 quart baking dish. In a large skillet, melt the 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Add sliced onions and cook until softened, about 5-6 min.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in 4 oz (about 1 cup) of the cheese. Add the sour cream, dill and salt, stirring until just combined. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, lightly beat the egg. Stir in the cornbread mix, corn milk and Tabasco. Spread this mixture in the buttered baking dish. Add the cheese mixture, and top with the remaining shredded cheese.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until top is golden brown and bubbly.
  6. To make ahead, assemble without baking, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Bake for 40-45 min until golden and bubbly.

Printable Recipe Card

About Onion Shortcake

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

Vegetarian Dinner Ideas for Meatless Monday

Vegetarian Dinner Ideas for Meatless Monday

Bored of eating the same old, same old? Looking to make a change to your menu? One of the easiest ways to do it is to have Meatless Monday. It’s a great way to try vegetarian recipes not normally in the weekly rotation. Trust us, your family won’t be sacrificing anything. Mondays won’t be a […]

14 Hearty Creamy Soup Recipes

14 Hearty Creamy Soup Recipes

What’s better than a bowl of creamy soup on a cold night? Not much in our mind. We can’t think of many better things than warming up with a big bowl of smoky potato bacon soup, thick Zuppa Toscana, or heavenly chicken tortilla soup. Maybe you want to put your slow cooker to use and […]

Five Delicious Ways to Satisfy a Cheese Craving

Five Delicious Ways to Satisfy a Cheese Craving

Is cheese a food group? Like pizza, I think it should be. In my mind, cheese makes everything better. If you agree, here are five delicious ways you can satisfy your cheesy craving. The ultimate way to eat cheese is in macaroni and cheese. Jane Kear (Edmond, OK) shared her recipe for 8 Cheese Baked […]