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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4th Sep, 2009
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.
7th Feb, 2009
gorgeous. served with the Beef pie with crisp potato crust and some braised celery. A very decadent Sunday dinner!
2nd Jan, 2009
I made this as a side dish with our Christmas dinner, very nice and none left over!
28th Feb, 2008
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.
20th Nov, 2007
Delicious comfort food - very rich!


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