Baked Onions

Baked Onions
I have to be honest, the biggest reason I am adding this recipe is because my family loves it and I can never seem to find it. So now I know where to look! We mainly have this at Thanksgiving and Christmas but it's good any time of year! It was Nan's recipe (Dan's grandmother) so it is a tradition to have it at large family meals.
Recipe type: Side dish
  • 5 large onions, cut into ¼ inch slices (I don't measure - I just cut them up!)
  • 2½ c milk
  • 1½ t salt
  • 4 T flour
  • 4 T butter
  • cheese to taste (see my notes below)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and cut onions and cook in boiling water until tender - about 5 minutes. Drain. Pour into greased casserole dish.
  3. Melt butter in a sauce pan. Add flour and salt and mix well. Whisk in milk. Add cheese and heat until thick. One time I used a bag of shredded cheddar cheese (2 c). Dan thought it was too much cheese but the rest of the family really liked it. Usually I use velveeta cheese - I add a few slices and continually whisk to make sure it doesn't burn on the bottom of the sauce pan.
  4. Pour cheese sauce over onions and bake uncovered for about 40 minutes.
"I tried this onion recipe for dinner when we had company, and everyone loved it!" - Jo Anne Groft