The Best Onion Recipes: 25 Ways to Use a Bag of Onions!

Earlier in the week, I was throwing together a quick lunch, when I realized I didn’t have any vegetables on hand. No vegetables, that is, except a few onions. So I cut one up, sauteed it for a few minutes, and folded it into a delicious pasta dish. The onion lent just a hint of sweetness and a little crunch. It was pretty great and I decided it was time to give onions their due.

Onions don’t just provide the flavor backbone of almost every savory dish, they work wonderfully as a featured ingredient too! So next time you find yourself with an extra bag of onions, try making them the star of the show.

Head below for 25 terrific onion recipes that might just have you rethinking onions altogether!

  • 25 Creative Onion Recipes! 1 of 26
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    Looking for something new in the kitchen? Try making sweet, savory onions the star of the show!

  • Caramelized Onion and Sharp Cheddar Quesadillas 2 of 26
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    Caramelized onions lend sweetness and sophistication to a simple quesadilla.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Gluten-Free Onion Rings 3 of 26
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    These light onion rings are 100 percent gluten-free, and 100 percent delicious. Surprisingly easy to make, this is a great recipe for onion ring beginners.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • 5-Minute French Onion Soup 4 of 26
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    If you have a French onion soup craving and five minutes to spare, than this is the recipe for you! Short on time and big on flavor, this easy recipe is perfect for novice cooks.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooke McLay

  • Beet and Fennel Salad with Red Onions 5 of 26
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    Red onions lends a little bit of spice to this eye-catching holiday salad featuring roasted beets, fresh fennel, and loads of citrus.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Tobacco Onion Ring Sliders 6 of 26
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    Thinly sliced, crunchy onion rings put these sliders with apricot chipotle aioli over-the-top!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan

  • Cheeseburger with Avocado and Pickled Onions 7 of 26
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    This is it —— the ultimate cheeseburger. Good meat, a little salt and pepper, nutty cheddar plus pickled onions and avocado make for totally craveable cheeseburger.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Seasonal Flatbread Pizzas 8 of 26
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    These simple flatbread pizzas take on all kinds of seasonal flavors. Here, caramelized onions compliment roasted vegetables and tangy chevre.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Caramelized Onions 9 of 26
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    Make no mistake, soup weather will soon be upon us. Keep warm this fall with this smoky and rich roasted cauliflower and garlic soup. Topped with caramelized onions and mushrooms, this savory vegan soup is a knock-out.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Feta and Caramelized Onion Tarts 10 of 26
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    These cute little tarts also happen to be delicious! This great recipe is just the thing for holiday appetizers!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Jennifer Leal

  • Chicken, Bacon, and Caramelized Onion Mac and Cheese 11 of 26
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    From that header, it's pretty clear that this incredibly cheesy, meaty mac has it all. Caramelized onions bring a distinct sweetness that plays beautifully off the smoky flavor of the bacon.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Jennifer Leal

  • Shredded Beef and Caramelized Onion Enchiladas 12 of 26
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    Cook up a satisfying dinner with this straightforward recipe for shredded beef and caramelized onion enchiladas.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Pam Nelson

  • Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Hash 13 of 26
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    This tasty seasonal hash is equally at home on the breakfast or dinner table. Smoky roasted vegetables pair wonderfully with lightly sweet caramelized onions.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Easy Sliders with Horseradish Mayo and Caramelized Onions 14 of 26
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    This simple slider recipe beautifully contrasts the sweetness of caramelized onions against the bracing bite of horseradish mayo.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Traditional Chow-Chow 15 of 26
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    Ever heard of chow-chow? It's a sweet southern relish made from cabbage, bell peppers, onions, and green tomatoes that's absolutely delicious on hot dogs, burgers, or even plain old crackers.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Eggs Baked in Onion Rings 16 of 26
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    Turn onion rings into a fun, satisfying snack with this recipe for eggs baked in onion rings!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kelsey Banfield



  • Sweet Onion Soup 17 of 26
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    Warm up on a cold day with this creamy and sweet onion soup from Top Chef's Stephanie Izard.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Jennifer Leal

  • Grilled Cheese with Jalapenos and Onions 18 of 26
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    Take your grilled cheese up a notch with this recipe for gooey delicious jalapeno and onion grilled cheese.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Aggie Goodman

  • Balsamic Chicken with Caramelized Onions 19 of 26
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    An incredibly flavorful and easy chicken dinner can be yours in no time with this no-nonsense dinner recipe for balsamic chicken with caramelized onions.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Erin Chase

  • Greek Pepper and Onion Frittata 20 of 26
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    This fresh frittata is brimming with great savory flavors like bell peppers, onions, feta, and olives. Cook up this fast and delicious entree tonight!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Aggie Goodman

  • Beer-Battered Onion Rings 21 of 26
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    Everyone knows that beer and onion rings were meant to be together, so why not have them in the same dish? Be warned though, these crisp beauties are going to disappear the minute they hit the table.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan

  • Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip 22 of 26
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    This smoky sweet dip is completely irresistible! Set it out at your next party, and watch it disappear in minutes!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kelsey Banfield

  • French Red Onion Soup 23 of 26
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    Sweet red onions and a generous splash of red wine make this French onion soup recipe a standout!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan

  • Super Quick Pickled Onions 24 of 26
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    Pickled onions add freshness and crunch to sandwiches of all kinds. Next time those burgers are just about ready, whip up this recipe for really quick pickled onions in a jiff.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Caramelized Onion Dip 25 of 26
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    It turns out that real onion dip is a cinch to make. Head into the holiday with an excellent dip at the ready —— it's perfect for parties, football, and holiday gatherings.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Classic French Onion Soup 26 of 26
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    This is it! A simple recipe for classic French onion soup that will have everyone begging for seconds.
    Babble Food has the recipe
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