Whole Roasted Onions With Thyme

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Recipe by Lisa1

A recipe from either "Gourmet" or "Bon Appetit" circa 1990. Technically a side dish, but I'd eat these for dinner in my super poor years. The original recipe called for a pinch of sugar per onion, but I never had sugar in the house so have always made them without.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel onions.
  3. Place onions on surface root end down. Cut halfway through each onion toward root end into half-inch segments (halfway - keep onion intact).
  4. Place each onion on a 12" square of foil.
  5. Dot each onion with 1 tsp of butter.
  6. Sprinkle each onion with thyme, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Crumple foil over each onion, leaving a small opening at the top to vent.
  8. Place the four packets on a baking sheet.
  9. Bake 40-45 minutes until soft.
  10. Carefully open packets and serve.

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