Baked Onions Recipe With Cheesy Breadcrumbs

Baked onions with cheesy breadcrumbs

  • serves 4 as a side
  • Easy

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



  • onions 6, trimmed at the root and peeled of skin and first layer
  • chicken stock 250ml
  • thyme a few sprigs
  • soft white breadcrumbs 50g
  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • mature cheddar 50g, grated
  • double cream 75ml
  • English mustard 1 tsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Put the onions into a deep baking dish, season well and pour in the stock. Add the thyme sprigs then cover tightly with a double layer of foil. Put into the oven for 1 hour 30 minutes until the onions are really soft but still holding their shape.

  • Step 2

    Mix the breadcrumbs with the oil until fully coated, then mix in the cheddar.

  • Step 3

    Remove the foil and heat the grill to high. Whisk together the cream and mustard, then pour into the onion dish. Put a pile of the cheesy breadcrumbs on top of each onion, then grill for 5 minutes or until the cheese and breadcrumbs are browned, and the sauce is bubbling.

Make it a real feast by cooking our pull-apart roast potatoes, too

Pull-Apart Oven Roasted Potatoes Recipe


Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 300
  • Fat 18g
  • Saturates 9.4g
  • Carbs 23.4g
  • Sugars 14.1g
  • Fibre 5.5g
  • Protein 8.4g
  • Salt 0.9g