Creamy Sweet Onions

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


4 cups

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
Well coated with a tangy sour cream and celery seed dressing, these sweet-sour onions can sure dress up a juicy burger. My sister likes to serve them as a side salad when our family gets together in summer up at the lakes. -Ethel Lowey, Fort Frances, Ontario
Creamy Sweet Onions Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 large white onions, thinly sliced
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the onions in a large bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, water and salt. Bring to a boil; pour over onions. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Drain onions, discarding liquid. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, celery seed, salt and pepper. Add onions; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 89 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.