Crock Pot Caramelized Onions

Prep Time
Cook Time
8h 5m
Ready In

"I really enjoy caramelized onions; but, face it ... sometimes, I just don't have the time or patience to make them. They are a great condiment - to top a steak, grilled chicken, burgers, sausages or brats; and, also very nice chilled on sandwiches too. Make a big batch of these and freeze in small ziploc bags. Simply thaw and use them as needed. You can heat them up in the microwave; or, served chilled or room temp. It doesn't get much easier. If you like a bit more flavor ... add a couple of tablespoons of white wine or sherry to them."

Original is 8-12 servings
  • Optional


  • Serving Size: 1 (180.2 g)
  • Calories 135.2
  • Total Fat - 7.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 20.1 mg
  • Sodium - 298.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 7.2 g
  • Protein - 2 g
  • Calcium - 41.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Crock Pot ... Add everything to the crock pot, cover, and cook on low anywhere from 8-10 hours. My oval crock pot takes 8 hours on low, but it is bigger and newer; my older round pot takes a good 10 hours. I try to stir it once during cooking, but it isn't necessary. Last time, I made them over night, and they went almost 12 hours in my smaller crock; and they still turned out perfect.

Step 2

Serve and ENJOY! ... Use what you need; then, refrigerate or freeze the rest. They will last 1 week in the refrigerator, and a good 3 months in the freezer. As I mentioned, they are great chilled, room temp, or served warm.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


I was glad to find this recipe. I used the onions to make a French Onion soup. Worked perfectly and tasted so good using these onions.


review by:
(13 Sep 2018)


The onions came out perfect - I cut the recipe in half but still cooked for 8 hours. Will do again but this time make the whole recipe - they are so good.27 Jan 2018 Made again came out perfect again - I left it for a full 10 hours.


review by:
(16 Oct 2016)


This is definitely my new way to cook caramelized onions. Just perfect, thanks for sharing this neat idea.


review by:
(12 Aug 2014)


I was grilling some sausage and brats and decided to try this for the onions. I made up a double batch so I could have some mixed with peppers for the sausage and brats. The others I used for steak later on in the week. I love that I didn't have to use the stove to make these. I see myself making these often with the warm weather and cooking outside!


review by:
(15 Jun 2013)

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