In My Kitchen: Melted Onions

Let’s be honest. You’re excited for the Thanksgiving meal because of the creamy stuffing, buttery potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, warm rolls and pumpkin pie. You’re not excited about the obligatory scooping of vegetables on your plate that you really don’t want to eat but you’ll feel bad if you don’t have some kind of balance on your plate.

Enter Melted Onions. Onions are technically a vegetable (I think)? Well, they grow in the ground and have antioxidants. Plus, if you add butter and bake them in the oven, they turn into lovely ooey gooey savory treats, so you can eat your vegetables and enjoy them too!

You’ll need:

  • 3 medium onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Slice each onion in half. Imagine the stem of the onion as the North Pole, then cut through the Equator.

3. Trim the ends of each onion half.

4. Place the onion halves cut side up in a large 6 cup muffin tin. Sprinkle the onions with salt and pepper.

5. Roast until the onions have softened slightly and sunk into the cups, 18 – 20 minutes. Brush with the butter and return to oven.

6. Bake an additional 30 – 40 minutes, until onions are extremely soft and golden brown. Serve and enjoy!

Source: Adapted from a recipe by PureWow

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