Baked Onions

loosely interpreted from Crestview Culinary Collections Crestview Christian Church, Greenville, Texas (1962)

  • 1 medium onion per serving
  • Salt and pepper or seasoning mix of your choice (I have used both Greek and Cajun)
  • grated cheese
  • Panko bread crumbs tossed with melted butter


Preheat the oven to 375F.

Peel the onions.  Cut a small slice off the root ends, so that the onions will sit flat.  Cut the tops off and remove a cone-shaped piece from the inside of each onion.  Sprinkle the inside with the seasonings, then place the onion in a buttered oven-proof dish.  Place a top on the dish or cover with foil.  Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove the cover and fill each onion with grated cheese.  Top with buttered bread crumbs.  Bake, uncovered, for another 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bread crumbs are browned.