Broiled French Onion Casserole Recipe

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Sweet and saucy onions are a perfect companion to roast beef or pork. This recipe is a nice way to make the ordinary onion special. —Anita Bukowski
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds sweet onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Dash pepper
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1-1/2 cups bread cubes, toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 242 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 336 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute onions in 3 tablespoons butter until tender, about 25 minutes. In a small bowl, combine flour and pepper. Gradually add broth, stirring until smooth. Add sherry. Stir into onion mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Melt remaining butter and toss with bread cubes; sprinkle over the onion mixture. Sprinkle with cheeses. Broil 6 in. from the heat until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Broiled French Onion Casserole in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p218

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 242 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 336 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

This recipe had a very good flavor. I felt like it bordered on being a little heavy on the sherry so next time I'll start with 1/8 cup, taste and add accordingly.. I think I cooked the onions almost an hour on low to medium and they were nice and soft. I burned a few of the bread crumbs under the broiler, so I will be sure to watch it more carefully next time.

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