Microwaved Vidalia Onion

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

An easy side from the Southern Cooking cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel outer skin from onion.
  2. Cut slice off bottom root end of onion so it stands upright.
  3. Cut cone shape out of top of onion with small sharp knife, leaving at least 1/2 inch intact in bottom of onion.
  4. Place onion in bowl.
  5. Place bouillon cube and butter in hole in onion.
  6. Fill bowl with water, covering onion halfway up side.
  7. Cover onion and bowl loosely with waxed paper; microwave at HIGH 5 to 6 minutes or until onion is tender and can be separated with fork.
  8. Serve broth with onion, if desired.


Most Helpful

Wonderful and the time for my very large onion was spot-on. My DH even commented how good it was and an was surprised it was made in the 1100w micro. I added about 3/4 tsp brownulated sugar. I am saving the juice for an another use. Major thanks.

SmallTownGirl July 04, 2016

Excellent and easy! Used a locally grown sweet onion that was so large it needed an extra min in the microwave... very tasty! Will definitely use this recipe again. Thanks for posting...

Impera_Magna May 12, 2010

Very easy and flavourful. Went great with our steaks. Thanks for posting!

mommymakeit4u May 06, 2010

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