Looking for the best onion recipes? Want to make an easy French onion soup or a hearty cheese and onion pie? See our recipe ideas below to make the most of this versatile vegetable.


For more inspiration see our leek recipes, carrot recipes, celery recipes and more vegetable side dishes.

Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Varieties of onion differ in size, strength and colour. The yellow onion is the most commonly known variety – it has pale golden skin, greenish-white flesh and a strong taste. Red onions are an attractive, milder alternative to the yellow onion with their shiny purple skin and red-tinged flesh.

Best onion recipes

French onion soup

Our easy soup recipe is the ultimate way to celebrate the flavour of onions. This deeply beefy onion soup is topped with bubbling cheese melts, perfect for a cold evening.

Two bowls of French onion soup, topped with cheese toastie

Onion bhajis

Use up three large onions with our easy recipe. Who doesn’t love an onion bhaji alongside a curry? Make your own healthier version, with this recipe from The Curry Guy, Dan Toombs.

Baked onion bhajis

Melting cheese and onion pie

Try our seriously indulgent cheese and onion pie. This easy vegetarian bake is the perfect comfort recipe to feed the whole family.

Cheese and Onion Pie Recipe

Onion gravy

Check out our recipe for easy, flavour-packed onion gravy, perfect with bangers and mash, Sunday lunch or pies.

A large silver pan filled with gravy, with a wooden spoon rested in it, on a cloth next to a jug, halved onion and garlic bulb with a white wood background

Caramelised onion, spinach and mushroom lasagne

Go meat-free for dinner with this flavour-packed lasagne. The recipe makes six portions, so you can feed a crowd or batch it up for the freezer.

Caramelised onion, spinach and mushroom lasagne in a large rectangle baking dish with a large serving spoon next to it

Onion rings

Celebrate onions with this unique twist on a classic pub snack. Pickle your red onion rings then coat in a beer batter and fry to crispy perfection.

A black ramekin filled with golden onion rings covered in batter

Cheese and onion quiche

Using spring onions and ready-made pastry cuts down the cooking time so you can bake this classic vegetarian tart midweek.

Cheese and Onion Quiche Recipe

Sage and onion stuffing

Make your own classic sage and onion stuffing balls for a special occasion, or serve them alongside a Sunday roast. Add plenty of ground mace and sage for extra flavour.

Sage and onion stuffing balls

Potato and spring onion soup

Check out our warming potato and spring onion soup. This easy recipe is vegetarian and low in calories, and it's ready in just 30 minutes.

Three bowls of potato soup, topped with spring onions

Sausages with apple and onion gravy

Apple wedges and caramelised onions add pleasing fruity sweetness to the deep savouriness of sausages and gravy in this simple supper.

A casserole dish full of sausages in gravy

Warm aubergine, pomegranate and onion salad

Salad in a slow cooker? Once you’ve seen how easy it is to get squishy, soft onions without slaving over a griddle or risking tong burns over an open flame, you’ll make this again and again.

Warm aubergine, pomegranate and onion salad

Baked onions with cheesy breadcrumbs

A delicious side to a Sunday roast, or perfect with sausages for a midweek dinner. A real treat of a recipe, perfect for when you need a little extra comfort.

Baked Onion Recipe

Charred onions with balsamic, walnuts and ricotta

Brush sweet onions in a balsamic honey glaze, bake until tender and serve with dollops of creamy ricotta for an easy veggie side.

Balsamic Onions Recipe For an Easy Side Dish with Ricotta and Walnuts

Sticky sausage baps with beer-braised onions

Everyone loves those little sticky cocktail sausages you get at parties – so here is a super-size version in a soft bap. Top with caramelised beer-braised onions to take them to the next level.

Easy Sausage Bap Recipe with Caramelised Onions


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