Onion Side Dish Recipes

Category Seafood
Onions prepared in various ways can be served as a delicious side dish with your choice of meat or veggie main meal. Try scalloped, creamed, or another option found below.


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Adds a tasty zing as a garnish or side for assorted steak, chicken, or pork dishes.



Coat a skillet well with olive oil, add the onions and cook, turning occasionally, for about 8 to 10 minutes or until they are caramelized. Transfer to a bowl and toss with vinegar and parsley.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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A favorite of my grandmother.


  • 2 lbs. small white onions
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup pimento, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs, buttered



Place onions in 1 1/2 quart baking dish. In saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and blend until smooth. Cook 3 minutes. Add milk and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted.

Add salt, pepper, pimento and parsley. Pour over onions and sprinkle with buttered bread crumbs. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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February 10, 2010

Quick, easy to prepare, goes with about everything.



Cut the ends off of the onions and peel. Place onions standing on bottoms, in a glass baking dish that will fit in the microwave. Add water, cover with waxed paper and cook on high 3 minutes. Test for tenderness and cook 3 minutes or more. if necessary.

In a saucepan, melt butter, and add flour to make a roux. Slowly add water from cooked onions, stirring to blend.

Add milk slowly, allow to cook stirring, over low heat until gravy thickens. Add salt, pepper, onion powder and dash of nutmeg. Blend.

Pour gravy over onions in the baking pan. If desired top onions with buttered bread crumbs. Place in a 325 degree F oven for 15 to 20 min or until top is lightly browned.

Source: my own version of creamed onions

By Nancy S. M. from Cross Lanes, WV

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Tasty and healthier than chips. Slice the onion paper thin. Dust with flour and fry in olive oil in non stick skillet.

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September 3, 2005

This is a tip but also an easy recipe for an onion side dish.

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Very different recipe, but very good!

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January 28, 2010

Melt butter/margarine in a skillet. Add sliced onions and cook until crisp, tender but not brown. Sprinkle with flour, salt and pepper.


Gradually stir in the milk. Cook until thick stirring occasionally.

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Butter 9x13 inch pan. Cook rice in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add onions and cook until golden, about 30 minutes.

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Is there any special way to prepare the onions? Are they chopped, whole, cored, peeled, etc?

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