Balsamic-Glazed Onions and Garlic Recipe

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Balsamic vinegar and a hint of garlic give these pearl onions lots of bold flavor, which makes this is an ideal side dish for steak or grilled chicken. Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Recommended: 32 Super Steak Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 large whole garlic bulbs
  • 1 pound fresh pearl onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 95 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a Dutch oven, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Remove papery outer skin from garlic; separate into cloves. Boil garlic and onions for 3 minutes; drain and rinse in cold water. Cool. Peel garlic and onions; place in a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Add oil and butter and toss to coat.
  2. Combine the vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Pour over onion mixture and stir to coat.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover and stir. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes longer or until garlic and onions are tender and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring every 10 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Balsamic-Glazed Onions and Garlic in Healthy Cooking June/July 2008, p31

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