Roasted Onion Spread Recipe

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Our Test Kitchen home economists roast onions and garlic to mellow their flavor for this rich, buttery spread. It can be made ahead and reheated when needed.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 medium sweet onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers): 54 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place onions and garlic in a large bowl. Add oil, honey and salt; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Roast 65-75 minutes or until onions are golden brown and softened. Cool 10 minutes.
  2. Place onion mixture in a food processor; process 30 seconds or until blended. Transfer to a small bowl. Serve with crackers. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3/4 cup.
Originally published as Roasted Onion Spread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p37

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smurfy_walter User ID: 5422856 62434
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2011

"best thing ever!"

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