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Microwave Baked Onions

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“If you have a microwave oven, this recipe will become as basic for you as baked potatoes. It is SO easy, yet tasty and impressive, too. The onions may also be baked in a conventional oven.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel onions and cut in half horizontally. Place in a 1-quart casserole dish.
  2. Top each onion half with salt and pepper to taste. Add a pat of butter, using 1/2 teaspoon to 1/2 tablespoon per onion.
  3. Cover and cook at 100% power (HIGH) for 8 to 10 minutes, or until onions are soft.
  4. Uncover and top each half with shredded cheese to taste.
  5. Pop back in microwave and zap just long enough to melt the cheese.
  6. If you prefer, bake the onions one hour in a conventional 350-degree oven, topping with cheese when baking has finished.
  7. An alternate topping: Prepare onions as above, but top each half with 1/2 tablespoon EACH butter and brown sugar.

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