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Quick Guide: Roasted Sweet Onions

Updated: Jun 19, 2021

I might have called these caramelized onions, but I then I might have risked the ire of a certain Mr. Scocca. This recipe is a less labor intensive way to get the sweetness of a caramelized onion without spending half an hour stirring a pot. I'll admit they're a little less sweet than the caramelized onions that we all so admire but sometimes that's a good thing. The slow roasting version will get you a lot closer, but even the standard roasted version will notch-up your pasta dishes, salads, burgers and sandwiches, etc.


Sweet onions, such as Cipollini, Vidalia or Honey Sweet

2 tsp olive oil, per onion

1 tsp balsamic, per onion

Granulated garlic

Dried oregano

pinch of oregano per onion

kosher salt to taste

For small onions, such as Cipollini, cut onion in half. Otherwise, cut onion into quarters and then cut each quarter in half. Lay onions cut side up onto a baking sheet spaced apart from each other, then drizzle each onion with balsamic, then olive oil. Working in pinches, sprinkle each with onion with garlic, oregano and salt. Flip onion over and repeat seasoning with vinegar, oil and seasoning.

Roast at 425 until soft and carmelized, about 40 minutes, turning once half way through, or slow roast at 250 degrees for 2 hours, turning half way through.


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