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Grilled Sweet Onions Recipe

Grilled Sweet Onions Recipe

These onions are so delicious, we prepare them all year long—on the grill in summer, or in an oven preheated to 350° for the same amount of time in winter. A small salad, a slice of bread, and you've got a great light meal. —Mary Bilke, Eagle River, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 large sweet onions
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons white wine or beef broth, optional


  • 1. With a sharp knife, carefully remove a 1-in. core from the center of each onion. Cut each onion into four wedges to within 1/2 in. of root end.
  • 2. Place each onion on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square). Place bouillon in the centers of onions; top with butter, thyme, salt and pepper. Drizzle with wine if desired. Fold foil around onions and seal tightly.
  • 3. Prepare grill for indirect heat. Grill onions, covered, over indirect medium heat for 35-40 minutes or until tender. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 172 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1099mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein

Reviews for Grilled Sweet Onions

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2011

"I have made these twice now. The first time they were too salty, so I cut back on the bouillon granules and no salt and they were GREAT!"

Reviewed May. 2, 2010

"Maybe I didn't grill these long enough, but they just weren't that good."

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2009

"This is one of my favorites on the grill, taste like french onion soup


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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.