Easy Oven Roasted Red Onions, an absolutely delicious side dish that truly highlights the sweetness and luxury of these red cipolline onions. Pairs great with any of your main dishes like pork, beef, chicken, fish, and even tofu. Try them tonight, you will not believe how easy it truly is to make!
Easy Oven Roasted Red Onions, a keeper for sure
Truthfully, I had never had roasted onions like this before. As usual, Nicoletta introduces me to more and more delightful dishes from Italy like these Easy Oven Roasted Red Onions. I was totally sold on them in my first bite. Absolutely mouthwatering! Once again, I am blown away at how simple Italian cuisine can be and floored at the level of flavor produced. Today I am going to share this delightful, super quick, and easy recipe for a side dish that will definitely tantalize your taste buds!
Why you want to make this side dish
- Easy to make
- Takes very little time
- You need few ingredients
- Pairs so well with many proteins
- Budget friendly
- Lastly, it is absolutely delizioso!
Ingredients for this Easy Oven Roasted Red Onions
It is always a bonus when you can make a delicious side dish using few ingredients. Let's have a look at what we need to make this Easy Oven Roasted Red Onions:
- Red cipolline onions, yellow cipolline works, too
- Evo oil
- Mediterranean spiced salt (a blend of sea salt, pepper, garlic, dried sage and rosemary)
Onion 101: A cipolline onion looks like a flattened onion. It comes in different varieties like the yellow, and of course what we are using today, the red.
What you will need from the kitchen
Here is another bonus, you will not have to wash many things when making this Easy Oven Roasted Red Onions. Here is what you need:
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
How to make Easy Oven Roasted Red Onions
Now that we have all the ingredients and kitchen things ready, we are so excited to show you just how easy this recipe is. Time to get into the kitchen and get cooking! Here is how we do the onions:
TIP: If you do not have the pre-made seasoning salt, you can make your own. Just blend fine sea salt with ground black pepper, garlic powder, dried sage, and rosemary. Make lots and store in a jar in your pantry, it is a great seasoning for meat, fish, poultry, and veggies.
- Pre-heat your oven to 375° F.
- While the oven is heating up, cut the ends off the red onion, peel the first layer off and discard. Now cut them in half horizontally, giving you two nice thick rounds. Do the same with all the onions.
- Place the rounds with the spatula on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Drizzle with evo oil, and season with the spiced salt, and a sprinkle of dried oregano. Turn them over with a spatula and do the same for the other side.
- Put the onions into the middle rack of the oven, and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Check them around the 15 minute mark to see how they are doing. When the onions are nicely caramelized and soft, they are ready to come out of the oven.
I am all about presentation, and sometimes simple food demands simple plating, however, nice to bring a bit of color to the table. We plated them in this lovely Italian serving dish. I think it looks inviting and so tasty!
Time to taste these Easy Oven Roasted Red Onions
The aroma of these roasted onions is amazing. There is something about the smell of cooked onions that makes me so hungry. I just have to have a taste.
They are so soft and luscious, you do not even need a knife to cut through them. Mmmmmm, so sweet and there are those caramelized edges that add such beautiful texture and flavor! We are in love with these Easy Oven Roasted Red Onions!
I know that our neighboring country US of A has Thanksgiving coming up. I can totally see these roasted red onions amongst all the other festive dishes on the table. It would pair so well with the turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and whatever else may be served!
Thanks for sharing a moment with Nicoletta and I in our bustling kitchen. We love sharing these gems of recipes that hold memories and tradition for us.
- 3 red cipolline onions
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp herb salt
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- Pre-heat oven to 375° F.
- Cut ends of onion, and peel the first outer layer off the red onion and discard.
- Slice the onion in half horizontally, leaving you with two thick rounds. Do the same to the other onions. Take the spatula and transfer onion rounds to a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Drizzle with evo oil and season with the spiced salt, and a sprinkle of dried oregano. Turn over with a spatula, and do the same to the other side.
- Put the onions on the middle rack of the oven and bake for roughly 20 minutes, or until soft and caramelized. Check them around the 15 minute mark, just to see how they are doing.
- When done, take out of the oven and place the rounds on a nice serving dish.
- Ready to serve.
If you are wondering what is the difference between a cipolline onion and a regular one, the cipolline looks like an onion that has been flattened. It comes in varieties like yellow, and red, and different sizes. If you have small cipolline, just bake them whole.
Use a spatula to handle the onion rounds. It will help in keeping their shape intact.
You can make your own seasoned salt by blending fine sea salt with ground pepper, garlic powder, dried sage, and rosemary. Make a bunch and store in an airtight jar in the pantry. It is great for seasoning meat, fish, poultry, and vegetables.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Side dish
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Italian
- Diet: Vegan
Keywords: red onion, cipolline, oven baked, evo oil, side dish, Italian food, Italian contorno, roasted onions, vegetarian, vegan, easy, Thanksgiving, Christmas
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