Whole Baked Onions in a tangy buttery sauce and go great with any grilled meat!
I found this baked onions recipe in a cookbook called Home Cooking from Helena. There is no date in the cookbook, which is rare. My guess is the book is from the 70’s. The cookbook does say the recipes are complied from the ladies of the Methodist church in Helena.
I’ve never came across a whole baked onion recipe before this one. I was very intrigued. So many recipes have onions in them or on top, but onions are rarely are the main star.
What type of onion to use:
- sweet onions such as Vidalia
- standard yellow onions if you can’t find sweet
- use even sized onions
- don’t use old onions that have started to bloom
How to make baked onions:
You will need these ingredients:
- sweet yellow onions
- salted butter
- cream cheese
- Worcestershire sauce
- garlic powder
- dried thyme
Time to prepare:
- Cut off top and small amount of base off onion. Peel off the paper layer and one more layer, discard.
- Cut 4 slits in onion about an half inch deep (see video below for better visual).
- Pour over butter and Worcestershire sauce. Spread over cream cheese and sprinkle over seasonings.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes or until heated through.
The onions bake up very nice and start to brown from the butter and cream cheese that is put on top.
The sauce that is formed in the bottom of the pan is great for drizzling over the onion and even grilled meats!
What to serve these whole baked onion with:
- Grilled chicken
- Grilled steak
- Country fried steak
- Pork chops
- Prime rib
What ever you decide to serve these baked onions with you won’t be disappointed. A little bit of these onions with a little bit of meat is such a delicious combo!
- 4 sweet onions or yellow onions
- 4 Tbsp. salted butter melted
- 4 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 4 tsp. cream cheese
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves (use 1/4 tsp dried thyme if you don't have fresh)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Start by cutting off the top of the onion and a sliver of the base of the onion (where you can see the root). Peel off the papery layer plus one more layer of the onion. Repeat on remaining onions.
- Cut 4 slits on the top of the onion about 1/2 inch down. Repeat on remaining onions.
- Place the onions in a small baking dish. An 8×8 pan or even a pie pan will work.
- Pour over the butter evenly over the onions. Drizzle over one tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce over each onion.
- Spread one teaspoon of cream cheese over each onion with a small knife.
- Sprinkle each onion evenly with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme.
- Place baking dish in the center of the onion and bake for 35-45 minutes or until onions are heated through.
- Serve an entire onion for each person or cut in half. Drizzle with sauce that is on the bottom of the baking dish.