Creamy baked onions

Creamy baked onions

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(13 ratings)

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


  • 6 medium onions



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

  • 100ml double cream
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 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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26th Sep, 2019
Super easy but not very interesting or tasty. I don’t think I’ll bother to make it again unless I have lots of people over and need a dish to pad out the meal!
13th Apr, 2013
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 !
26th Dec, 2011
Easy peasy and delicious, make them!
23rd Oct, 2011
Definite 5* as so easy and can be prepped ahead of time
23rd Oct, 2011
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!
5th Jan, 2011
Easy to make, didn´t taste much though...
12th Dec, 2010
forgot to rate the recipe! Top Marks for simplicity and taste!
12th Dec, 2010
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!
21st Nov, 2010
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!
21st Nov, 2009
Lovely recipe. We had it with sausage and a baked potato


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