Onion Gratin

Onion Gratin

Recently I have been enjoying onions a lot and when I came across this recipe for roasted parmesan onions on Proud Italian Cook I knew that I had to try them soon. I thought that pairing them with the steak in green peppercorn sauce would be a nice fit. When you bake or roast onions they get all nice and soft and tender and they release their natural sweetness and they are just plain good! Add some melted golden brown cheese on top and a creamy wine sauce and you have one amazing side dish. The roasted onion gratin was an absolute treat! The onions were nice and tender and full of that magically sweet onion flavour. I am glad that I paired the onion gratin with such a strong main course as this side dish could easily steal the show from a lesser one. I have a feeling that these onions will be making a regular appearance on my dinner table.

Onion Gratin

A slow roasted sweet onion gratin with a cheesy cream sauce.


Servings: makes 4+ servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 4 large yellow onions, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of white wine
  • 1/4 cup of parmigiano regginao (parmesan), grated
Directions
  1. Spread the onion slices out in a baking dish and drizzle them with olive oil.
  2. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with the thyme.
  3. Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile heat the heavy cream and wine in a sauce pan until it starts to bubble on the edges.
  5. Transfer the onions to a baking dish and spoon the cream onto.
  6. Cover in foil and bake for another 25 minutes.
  7. Remove the foil and sprinkle the parmigiano regginao on top.
  8. Increase the temperature to 450F and bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

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58 comments:

Andrea said...

I LOVE onions. I had my first stuffed onion recently and it was divine. These look just amazing and would be such a hit in this onion-loving apartment!

Amy said...

Those onions look quite tasty! You can't go wrong with onions and cheese.

tigerfish said...

Must be darn sweet!

Melissa said...

I don't really like raw onions but I do love cooked onions. These look awesome!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Hi Kevin, Those onions look perfect along side that glorius steak! You had some great flavors going on there! So glad you liked them. I want to make them tomarrow now after seeing this!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Oooo looks so good! The best part of an onion ring is the little bit of sweet caremelized onion in the center. You've taken the best part and covered it in cream and cheese. Awesome!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

really original! That' a fantastic recipe!

cheers,

Rosa

Payton said...

Love your recipe for onion gratin, too got my favorite recipes through Cooking.com.

KJ said...

This sounds great. Onions are so underrated. They are delicious in their own right.

Pearlsofeast said...

Love this dish, sounds simple bursting with amazing flavors.

Holler said...

That does sound quite perfect Kevin. I think this might be a good side dish for me to prepare at Christmas. I could taste the dish as you were describing it. Yum!

VeggieGirl said...

So elegant!

Natashya said...

I love the look of the onion intact like that. The recipe looks delish. I have been in an oniony mood too, must be the weather.
Keep warm!

Maya said...

Gratins are one of my fave things to make in the winter. And I love onions!

meeso said...

Looks great!!!

HoneyB said...

Sounds delicious! Great side!

Cakebrain said...

Mmm! that looks awfully good! It appears as if the onion is going to melt under pressure from a fork!

ttfn300 said...

OOOH, i was excited for this recipe, they look fantastic :)

Dawn said...

I love onions this way! I saw a recipe similiar to this, but it was baked and used cheddar cheese & Ritz crackers. So good.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I love potato gratins and never had an onion gratin before...and this I know I would love. It looks awesome!

Mary Ellen said...

Yum - this looks delicious, and beautiful!

Kalyn said...

I love onions and this looks delicious!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

They look fabulous, Kevin! I'll bet they're sweet and delicious!

Sharon said...

Wow, I've never really saw anything like this for onions. Neat idea!

Thanks for, once again, sharing such a great recipe.

Hayley said...

Roasted onions are so good, and this golden top looks absolutely perfect!

Elra said...

I always discover new recipe from you. Not much of a big chunk of onion myself, but the recipe does so sound good.
Cheers,
Elra

Heather said...

wow those look amazing! i cannot wait to try them!!

cathy said...

those look SO good! We'll be trying them soon!

Deborah said...

I've never seen an onion gratin like this, but I sure do want to try it!

Gloria said...

I love onions too and these look so tasty Kevin!! Gloria

Steph said...

Those onions look delicious! I never knew that something as simple as onions could be cooked that way, so fancy.. haha

Rita said...

Kevin, we love onions here at home, and I would love to make those. I have a few questions though: Did you keep the onions on the same baking sheet all th etime or is it necessary to transfer? Also, were they covered during the first time baking, or just at the end to prevent from burning?
Thanks so much

culinarycory.com said...

I always love combining some kind of sweet onion with steak. I like your recipe because its a unique twist I haven't thought about before.

Chocolate Shavings said...

What a great side dish! I grew up hating onions, and have only started liking them a couple years ago. I know try to make them in as many different ways to showcase its different facets. This definitely makes the cut!

ellysaysopa.com said...

Mmm, this looks incredible. I have never had onion gratin but I know I would love it. What's not to love about sweet onions, heavy cream and cheese?!

Pam said...

I know I say this all the time, but I am bookmarking this! I love roasted onions.

Stacey Snacks said...

I love Marie at Proud Italian Cook, and you did her onions well!
They look fantastic!!
Stacey Snacks

Manggy said...

I tried some other onion gratin recipe before and it was a dud... But this looks so delicious, and I love the presentation- so simple and elegant!

Amber said...

Kevin, I think this is my favorite of all your postings. I make creamed onions with sherry and herbs on holidays sometimes and as you agree, the sweet flavor can't be beat.

Helene said...

Kevin, another great side dish. You always amaze me.

Jenny said...

it looks amazing =) i love onions and cheese I HAVE to make this recipe!!
hey have you checked www.rouxbe.com ?

Antonia said...

What a gorgeous-looking side dish this is. I wouldn't have thought of an onion gratin - I HAVE to make this!

Peter M said...

Kevin, this looks awesome...I'm going to have to try this.

Mrs Ergül said...

Oh! I love the specks of thyme on the onions!! it looks so appetizing!

Kevin said...

Rita: The onions were first cooked on a baking sheet and then transferred to a baking dish when the sauce is added. When they are transferred to the baking dish they are covered in foil for the first while and then the foil is removed at the end so that the cheese can brown.

ashley said...

i love onions! this looks great!

Debbie said...

Thanks for posting this one, I love onions and usually do the same old vegie sauté. This is a great idea for a side of onions, plus with cheese..yum.

kimberleyblue said...

Thanks for posting this - it's a great and simple way to enjoy the deliciousness that is an onion. Sounds great, and I can't wait to try it!

Jan said...

I love onions, but have never thought of trying them as a side dish. That's going to change. These look fantastic, Kevin.

Mila said...

Wow! These look so amazing! What a great and easy way to make these!

~Madeline~ said...

Yum! I've never thought of an onion gratin. I don't know why, it seems like such a natural combination. Thanks for the idea and the recipe. I'm going to make this on the weekend.

Jaime said...

mmmm i LOVE onions. i am bookmarking this!

James said...

Wow.. looking amazing. I love onion.
Thanks for recipe, let me try.

molly boyer-cappawana said...

This was the favorite dish at Thanksgiving this year! It has already been requested for Christmas too.

Anonymous said...

I made these last night - AMAZING! They are one of my new favorite dishes!!

Shannon said...

Can anything be substituted for white wine?

Kevin said...

Shannon: A chicken or vegetable broth could be used as a substitute for the white wine.

... said...

I have made this several times now, twice with Texas 1015 sweet onions and a few times with large spring onions. Every time it is a raging success - even when I double or triple the recipe, it comes out fabulous every time. Thanks so much for sharing!

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