Baked Stuffed Sweet Onions

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by sugarpea

Sweet onions stuffed with ham, cremini mushrooms and Gruyere cheese. A summer must at our house when the new crop of sweet onions come on.

Top Review by PaulaG

These are awesome. If I could rate them higher than 5, I would! I used Vidalia onions, Canadian bacon instead of ham and grape juice instead of red wine. Also, I did not precook the cored onions as suggested in the recipe. They were very tender and the amount of stuffing was perfect. Something I plan to serve again soon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°; peel onions and slice 1/2" from the top of each; discard; slice just enough from the bottoms to allow the onions to stand upright.
  2. Use a melon baller to hollow out the inside of each onion, leaving a 1/3" to 1/2" wall; set aside; chop the removed parts and set 1/2 cup aside; save the rest for another use.
  3. Gently add onions to a pot of boiling, salted water and boil for 5 minutes; remove with a slotted spoon and set aside to dry on a wire rack.
  4. Saute reserved chopped onions in 1/2 T oil until translucent, about 8 minutes; add mushrooms, ham and pepper and saute until browned, about 5 minutes.
  5. Deglaze pan with wine and pour mixture into a small bowl; let cool for 2 or 3 minutes; add the parsley and cheese and stir to combine.
  6. Stuff the onions; place in a small roasting pan and drizzle with remaining 1/2 T oil; cover with foil and bake until tender, about 50 minutes; remove foil 10 minutes before done and allow to brown.

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