Baked onions


Onions, either baked or grilled, either way, a perfectly healthy side dish.


6 onion (medium sized, peeled)
6 T butter (or vegetable oil)
  salt (to taste)
  pepper (to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Halve the onions and arrange them in a greased baking dish or on a greased grill rack, dot with butter, and place in the oven, middle shelf.
  3. Cook until tinged with black and brown,nearly charred, for 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes, brushing with more butter or oil as necessary to keep moist.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve hot or warm as side dish. Serve chilled as salad.


To make this recipe suitable for the strictest of your vegetarian friends, and dairy free, forgo the butter and use vegetable oil or margarine - olive oil is great.

6 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
1 hour, 10 minutes