Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

If you have a microwave oven, this recipe will become as basic for you as baked potatoes. It is SO easy, yet tasty and impressive, too. The onions may also be baked in a conventional oven.


  1. Peel onions and cut in half horizontally. Place in a 1-quart casserole dish.
  2. Top each onion half with salt and pepper to taste. Add a pat of butter, using 1/2 teaspoon to 1/2 tablespoon per onion.
  3. Cover and cook at 100% power (HIGH) for 8 to 10 minutes, or until onions are soft.
  4. Uncover and top each half with shredded cheese to taste.
  5. Pop back in microwave and zap just long enough to melt the cheese.
  6. If you prefer, bake the onions one hour in a conventional 350-degree oven, topping with cheese when baking has finished.
  7. An alternate topping: Prepare onions as above, but top each half with 1/2 tablespoon EACH butter and brown sugar.


Most Helpful

Easy and very tasty. I cooked the onions for 4 min in microwave and then gave them 30 min in 350 oven. Thanks for posting this recipe, I will be making them again, they will be wonderful with bacon, and maybe a little sour cream mixed with the cheese.

avid1too August 08, 2011

What an awesome simple recipe to use up an abundance of onions. Each gardening season, I always make room in my small garden for hordes of onions, and to date, March 26, 2006, I still have bags of them, some starting to sprout now!. I will definitely be using this recipe often.I did also add a few sprinkles of garlic.I also tried to go somewhat light on the cheese, to avoid too much fat. TY Lorraine

Cat^..^atude March 26, 2006

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