Recipes Using Onions

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Onions are an important addition to many recipes and the main ingredient in others. This page contains recipes using onions.


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June 2, 2009


  • 3 large onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz) shredded American Cheese
  • 2 medium potatoes peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz) shredded American Cheese


In large saucepan cook onion in the butter using medium heat. Stir occasionally. Cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Stir the flour, garlic salt, and pepper into the cooked onion. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and is bubbly. Add 1/2 cup of cheese stirring until cheese has melted. Remove from heat. Place half of the sliced potatoes in a greased 1 1/2 quart casserole. Cover with half of the sauce. Repeat layers.

Bake covered in 350 degree F. oven for 35 minutes. Uncover casserole and bake 40 -45 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.


Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

By Sandy from Graettinger, IA

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These taste like onion rings but are easier to make.



Mix together the first six ingredients. Stir in enough cold water for a thick batter. Mix in onion and drop by tablespoonfuls into deep fat in skillet. Flatten patties slightly as your turn them. Fry to a golden brown.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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June 4, 2005


  • 4 cups sliced onion
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese


Saute' onion in butter until crisp-tender. Arrange in a lightly greased 8 inch square baking dish. Combine eggs and next 3 ingredients; mix well. Pour over onion. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with Romano cheese, and bake an additional 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

By Robin

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Slice and separate onions. Add margarine and cook in microwave 6-8 minutes. Mix cream of chicken soup with milk and soy sauce. Mix with onions. Slice small French bread and butter on both sides.

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

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This page contains roasted onion recipes. Onions are delicious when roasted in a variety of different ways.

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