Onion Side Dish Recipes

You may not always think of onions as a stand-alone vegetable, but fried onions, caramelized onions, grilled onions, and onion tarts all qualify. Browse top onion recipes here.

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Old Fashioned Onion Rings

Rating: 5 stars 1805
This is an actual recipe from a former employee of a popular drive-in restaurant. Crispy coated onion rings like the pro's make!

Sweet Onion Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 98
This delicious onion pie has a buttery cracker crumb crust and is stuffed with sweet onions, garlic, chives, and Cheddar cheese. It is superb alongside any barbequed meat — especially pork.
By Andi

Caramelized Red Bell Peppers and Onions

Rating: 4.5 stars 100
This divine combination of sweet red peppers and sweet red onions goes very well with lamb. To add a little variety, add 1/4 cup raisins before serving, it's delicious!

Grandma's Heavenly Onions

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
Delicious and unusual. Grandma really knows how to cook!

Sweet Vidalia Onion Relish

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
A sweet and tangy onion relish that can be used as you would most any relish. Great on subs and cooked into cornbread.

Caramelized Onions on the Grill

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
These are absolutely melt in your mouth delicious! You can make them on the grill or in the oven. Even friends of ours that don't care for onions loved these! I would recommend that you use 1 large onion for every 2 people. Some people want one whole onion to themselves so you might want to make some extra! They are also good heated up the next day but we rarely have any extra!

Roasted Onions

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
I love Roasted Onions - no peeling, and the cut surfaces turn rich caramel brown.
By Ben S.

Tarte a l'Oignon (French Onion Pie)

Rating: 5 stars 32
This is a traditional French holiday side dish made without any cheese. It's also a very simple side dish that will impress other cooks at potluck parties.

Grandma's Onion Rings (Southern Style)

Rating: 4.5 stars 107
This is a very delicate onion ring. My Grandmother's recipe. I have never found any to compare to hers.

Roasted Vidalia Onions

Rating: 4.5 stars 78
Roasted in the oven or on the grill, these onions are simple and tasty. They taste like French onion soup, and smell great. In college I used to put it on the top of my gas stove! Still delicious just the same. Very very easy and loads of flavor.

Sweet Baked Onion Rings

Rating: 4 stars 24
I stumbled upon the idea for this tasty and slightly lighter onion ring recipe while reading reviews on an onion ring recipe. These are much less greasy and messy, with all the crunch and flavor.
By Audreylovesbaking

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Caramelize Onions
Making caramelized onions is easier than you think, and you likely have the all the ingredients in your pantry right now.
White, Yellow, and Red Onions, Explained
When your recipe calls for onions, which color of onion is best? And does it matter which type of onion you choose?
Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic
Rating: 4.5 stars 1192

Hearty flavors and simple preparation make this cabbage side dish a winner.