Vidalia Onions are treasured for their mild and sweet flavor, making them a great addition to any recipe. Whether you’re looking for an appetizer, side dish, or main course, these five delicious dishes featuring Vidalia Onions will have your taste buds crying for more!
Vidalia Onion Gratin:
This hearty and delicious gratin is the perfect way to use up those tasty Vidalia Onions! Start by slicing four to five onions and layering in a large baking dish. Next, pour over a mixture of melted butter, 1 cup of heavy cream, 1 ½ cup chicken broth and top with ¾ cup toasted panko breadcrumbs mixed with 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown on top. Enjoy!
Vidalia Onion Tartlets
These savory tartlets are the perfect way to show off the sweetness of Vidalia Onions. To make them, start by making your pastry dough according to your favorite recipe. Roll out and cut into small circles, then line 20 greased mini muffin pans with the circles. Top with a layer of thinly sliced onions and sprinkle with shredded parmesan cheese, herbs, and black pepper. Bake in a 375 degree oven until golden brown and delicious. Enjoy!
Caramelized Onion & Bacon Mac and Cheese
If you’re looking for a meal that packs a flavor punch, nothing beats Caramelized Onion & Bacon Mac and Cheese. Start by frying up bacon in your favorite skillet until crisp. Remove the bacon and set aside. In the same pan, sauté diced Vidalia Onions until caramelized. Boil macaroni noodles according to plan instructions and combine with cooked onions and bacon in a casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Enjoy!
Vidalia Onion Pie with Bleu Cheese Crumble
This recipe brings together sweet Vidalia onions with the salty tang of a bleu cheese crumble, creating an unforgettable flavor combination. To make the crust, combine melted butter and flour in a pie dish. Sprinkle in a portion of lime juice and mix until combined. Add diced Vidalia onions to the crust and spread them out evenly. Then, make the bleu cheese crumble by mixing crushed crackers, onion powder, Parmesan cheese and bleu cheese crumbles in a bowl. Spread this mixture over top of the onions, bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden brown on top. Enjoy!
Greek-Style Stuffed Onions
For an ultra-savory take on Vidalia onions, this Greek-style stuffing is perfect. Boil thinly sliced Vidalia onions in salted water for about 15 minutes, then remove and let them cool. Combine feta cheese, red peppers, oregano, garlic powder and onion powder in a bowl. Stuff the mixture into the onions and pour a mixture of olive oil and lemon juice over them before baking at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Serving with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt makes it even more delicious!