Contorni: Veggies, Salads, Potatoes

Oven-Baked Onions

Onions are cheap, available in any season, easy to prepare and perfect for every occasion: whether you’re having a fancy meal, a vegetarian dinner or just a simple week-day supper, these baked onions are always on the menu!

Serves: 2 | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes

  • White onions, medium-sized: 4
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Parsley, fresh: 1 sprig
  • Thyme, fresh: 1 sprig
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO): 2 tbsp
  • Breadcrumbs: as needed
  • Parmesan or Pecorino, grated: as needed
  • Salt and pepper: to taste


Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Clean the onions and place them in a saucepan full of salted boiling water. Blanch the onions for about 3 minutes, or until they become a little soft.

Peel and mince garlic clove along with parsley and thyme. Seasoning them with a pinch of salt and black pepper.

Grease the bottom of a baking dish and place the onions. Top each onion with a generous amount of the garlic and herbs mixture and drizzle with some olive oil.

Delicately pour water in the baking dish, just about enough to create a 5 mm liquid layer on the bottom. This will prevent the onions from burning.

Sprinkle breadcrumbs and Parmesan on top of the onions, then bake for 15 minutes at 180°C.

Turn on the grill function on your oven and bake for a further 5 minutes.

Allow the onions to cool at room temperature before serving.

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