Roasted Sweet Onions Julia Child

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

"... a very simple one [recipe] that I (Julia Child) use a great deal, which is just roasting a whole onion. It's such an easy way to do them and they're so delicious." I "Rita" tweaked by adding herbs and a compound butter making this just so yummy! Thanks Julia! Must say love your kitchen!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pierce a whole sweet onion in five or six places with a knife or a pointed chop stick.
  2. Put it as is either in a 450 degree oven for 45 minutes (this method will caramelize)or in the microwave oven for 5 on high( this method is steamed but so quick).
  3. Remove from oven; cut it in half or open it up.
  4. Sprinkle it with grated cheese and olive oil or butter, herbs, salt and pepper.


Most Helpful

Yum! What a great, simple way to prepare onions. I used the roasting method and seasoned with garlic infused olive oil, cheddar cheese, chives and parsley. I look forward to experimenting with other flavor combos. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8

Starrynews July 30, 2012

I love how these are cooked in the micro wave! Perfect for those hectic nights. I cut them into slices and sprinkles with breadcrumbs and cheese. Made for ZWT 3!

anme June 02, 2007

I cooked this in the microwave and it took 7 1/2 minutes on mine to get it soft. 'Spiked' it with olive oil, lots of freshly-ground black pepper and parmesan - no need for salt. This is going to be made a lot - I'm mad about onions and it doesn't get easier than this recipe!

evelyn/athens May 30, 2007

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