Creamy baked onions

Creamy baked onions

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 50 mins


Creamy onions that are perfect accompanying a roast dinner whether meat or veggie

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal136
  • fat10g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 6 medium onion



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 100ml double cream
  • 3 bay leaf
  • 25g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Peel and trim the roots of the onions but leave them whole. Cook in a large pan of boiling water for 25 mins until tender, then drain, reserving a little cooking water.

  2. Season the cream and mix in 2 tbsp of the onion water. When the onions are cool enough to handle, slice each in half through the root. Lay the onion halves, cut side down, in a large baking dish with the bay leaves. Pour over the cream, scatter with the Parmesan, and bake for 25 mins until the cream is bubbling and the onions are just beginning to brown.

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Comments (14)

siamesesal's picture

So lovely ! I've made this a couple of times. I added fresh thyme to the cream and left Tito infuse for a while before pouring it over the onions. I didn't addd any cheese and the dish was certainly full of flavour. Give it a go - delicious !

solskin's picture

Easy peasy and delicious, make them!

miyareddy's picture

Definite 5* as so easy and can be prepped ahead of time

miyareddy's picture

Wasn't sure about this at first but really easy and delicious. Used red onions and added thyme to the cream and didn't bother with the Parmesan -turned out fine. I will definitely be making this again as it was gobbled up!

saclian's picture

Easy to make, didn´t taste much though...

joanofarc67's picture

forgot to rate the recipe! Top Marks for simplicity and taste!

joanofarc67's picture

Had these today with roast lamb shank, roast chantenay carrots, roast new potatoes in olive oil, garlic and rosemary. They were delicious - none went to waste at all!

nigel99's picture

Made this with caramelised ham shanks, crispy fried potatoes and mustard greens with ham gravy - even the fussy-eater daughter asked for more, so a big success!

teresahall's picture

Lovely recipe. We had it with sausage and a baked potato

nigelsp's picture

I made this for a meal last night and it went down a treat. I used 3 large onions so cooked them for 35 mins but that was the only change. A great easy to make dish.

lajpink's picture

gorgeous. served with the Beef pie with crisp potato crust and some braised celery. A very decadent Sunday dinner!

andreascoleman's picture

I made this as a side dish with our Christmas dinner, very nice and none left over!

marion22's picture

I made this recipe for our neighbours who have been so very kind to us over the last few months .
I loved this recipe. It was so easy to prepare and I served with Butterfly of Lamb stuffed with Goats Cheese and fresh herbs. Mixed Beans, Roast Potatoes, Asparagus and Red Wine Gravy

Tasty, Easy to Cook and very pleasing to the eye.

moosepup79's picture

Delicious comfort food - very rich!

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