Holiday Onions Recipe -
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Holiday Onions

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"This dish is a hit with kids as well as adults. It has been on our Thanksgiving and Christmas tables ever since I can remember, and that's a long time! Sliced onions are baked with a rich Cheddar cheese sauce and sprinkled with paprika."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 3 quart casserole dish.
  2. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Stir in onions; cook until tender but still firm. Drain.
  3. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the flour and continue stirring until golden brown. Pour in the milk and allow the mixture to thicken. Mix in the cheese, allowing it to melt.
  4. Arrange onions in casserole dish and cover with cheese mixture; sprinkle with paprika.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until heated through and bubbling around edges.
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Jan 03, 2003

Made this tonight for our family and guests. It turned out very very good. However upon reading previous review, of it being bland, before adding cheese sauce, I put salt and pepper on the onions, and then after I put the cheese sauce and paprika on, I sprinkled chives on the top. I will probably make double the cheese sauce next time, just to add more substance. Not using as many onions next time (I don't have a food scale so I over guesstimated the 3 lbs of onions), this is a very good side dish!!!

Nov 14, 2002

My husband and I both love onions but, this receipe was very disapointing. Very bland.


7 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

It's hard to make a meal taste well when it's made mostly of onions. Considering that, it tastes pretty good. The cheese topping is especially good.

Aug 14, 2011

I love this simple dish. Someone in my family used to make this when I was a child. I never thought I would find the recipe. Perfect and quick side dish. Thank you for sharing

Dec 24, 2006

YUMMY! I loved this. Guess not everyone does, but I love onions. I used just a smidge more paprika than called for, but this was great and I will make this again. Thanks.


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  • Calories
  • 302 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 12 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 235 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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