Baked Vidalia Onions

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"These onions are great addition to just about any meal. They are easy to make and quick to the table, and something different to serve with your favorite meats, fish or poultry. They make a nice side dish for Thanksgiving and Christmas too!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (168.4 g)
  • Calories 212.6
  • Total Fat - 17.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 45.9 mg
  • Sodium - 101.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
  • Sugars - 5.6 g
  • Protein - 4.3 g
  • Calcium - 122.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350. Pour the water into the pan you are baking the onions in.

Step 2

Peel the onions and make two cuts diagonally across the top of each, cutting a little more than halfway down.

Step 3

Place the onions in the pan, and sprinkle the tops with croutons, salt and pepper.

Step 4

Pour a small amount of butter over each onion, using all the butter.

Step 5

Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes (or in the microwave 12-15 minutes) until tender.

Step 6

Remove from the oven and top the onions with Cheddar cheese.

Step 7

Return to oven long enough to melt the cheese.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We sure loved this recipe. I think it would be wonderful with any type of onions! Thanks for posting it. I will make again!

review by:
(18 Jun 2013)


I made one giant vadalia onion which since it was so big I ended up slicing it diagonally several more times. The dummy I am didn't realize until I was putting it together to go in the oven that croutons are not the same as breadcrumbs. Well, I used the breadcrumbs anyway. Topped it with the cheese and since the onion was so big, I baked it for an additional 30 minutes. All and all it was a very tasty recipe. Made for Billboard tag.

review by:
(24 Mar 2013)


I only made two using large sweet onions, placing them in a small baking dish. They make for a wow of a side dish, I see this as a perfect addition to my summer menu - I know they will make an absolute hit! Thank you Linda.

review by:
(10 Feb 2013)


These are really wonderful! I think I cut mine down a wee bit too much. But it did not effect the outcome. I could not get vidalia onions here as they are a season thing, but used a sweet onion. Love the flavour of the croutons with the cheese. Another of your great recipes Linda!! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(4 Nov 2012)


I made a bunch of these for a get together and they were a hit. I placed the onions in individual foil packets and cooked them on the BBQ over medium heat for 15 minutes then opened up the packets to sprinkle the fixings over top and let the cheese melt for about 5 minutes, deeeeeeeeeeeeelish. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game. Made these again April 6 2014 this time in ramekins and using gluten free croutons, bacon drippings instead of butter and vegetarian cheese shreds and it was delicious. This recipe is very versatile in that you can sub the ingredients for just about any food intolerance.

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(8 Jul 2012)