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Stuffed Onions

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“These savory onions are made from a recipe found in the 500 ALL-TIME GREAT RECIPES cookbook. The can easily be made vegetarian by omitting the small amount of ham used.”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel onions without cutting through the bases.
  2. In large pot of boiling water, cook onions about 20 minutes.
  3. Drain & immerse in a pot of COLD water.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F & oil a baking dish big enough to contain the 6 onions without crowding.
  5. Using a small sharp knife, cut around & scoop out the central section of each onion.
  6. Remove about half the inside (saving it for soup or sandwiches).
  7. Lightly salt empty cavities, then let onions drain upside down.
  8. In a small bowl, beat the ham into the egg.
  9. Stir in bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, nutmeg & ALL BUT 3 tablespoons of the grated cheese.
  10. Add 3 tablespoons of the oil & season with salt & pepper.
  11. Pat insides of the onions dry with paper towels, then stuff them using a small spoon.
  12. Arrange onions in one layer in prepared baking dish.
  13. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheese & then with oil.
  14. Bake for 45 minutes, or until onions are tender & golden on top.
  15. Remove from oven & serve hot!

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