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Golden Baked Onions

I love to invent new dishes, but I also enjoy making tried-and-true recipes, like my mom's baked onions. The onions are a rich and satisfying side dish with poultry and beef, but they can also be a meal all by themselves!—Chris Gaskill, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 6 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 6 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • In a large skillet, saute onions in butter until tender. In a large bowl, combine the soup, milk, pepper and 2 cups cheese. Stir in onions.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Brush bread slices with melted butter on one side. Arrange buttered side up over cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. If desired, broil 4-6 in. from heat until bread is golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 642 calories, 47g fat (29g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 750mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.

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  • meaganteal
    Dec 26, 2013

    I thought this was ok, but my family loved it, so it must be just me. I think it needs a little seasoning other than pepper, so I might play with the ingrediants a little. I will also cut the recipe in half as this makes a lot.

  • suehopper
    Oct 13, 2011

    Holy Smokes! This is so delicious. I started make it for every party I went to for a while and received raves. This is to die for.

  • bookhamster
    Jun 11, 2011

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  • lightedway
    Jul 8, 2010

    I love this recipe. See it pictured on my page. The bread is the perfect topping. I too have used croutons which is great but I prefer the bread. I have made this dozens of times and we never get tired of it. I decided to try it with broccoli instead of onions and that was gobbled up fast as well. Really versatile and yummy good. The last time I made it the poker guys said, "Is that your wife's onions? Oh good she made the onions!" Thank you Chris Gaskill

  • mommylabonte18
    Apr 1, 2010

    My family loves this recipe! It is easy to make and delicious. It reminds me a creamy french onion soup. Everytime we gather for a holiday, my family and friends request that I bring this dish. The only thing I do differently is to use croutons on top, instead of the French bread. Thanks for sharing!