Barefoot Blogger – Herb Roasted Onions

I am so excited to share one of this month’s Barefoot Blogger recipe with you.  It is so yummy and I am not a big onion fan!  I did shed a few tears over this recipe though as I cut up the onions.

I have been looking for an additional side dish to serve for Thanksgiving dinner and I think I have found it! (I”ll share my whole Thanksgiving menu next week)

This recipe was selected by Kelly from Baking with the Boys – thank you Kelly!!

This is an easy to prepare dish and it smells yummy while it’s cooking and tastes even better – even the burnt parts taste great.

I followed the recipe as is except I used only red onions because that’s what I had.  I also used dried thyme instead of fresh.

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Barefoot Blogger – Herb Roasted Onions


  • 2 red onions
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley leaves


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Remove the stem end of each onion and carefully slice off the brown part of the root end, leaving the root intact.
  • Peel the onion.
  • Stand each onion root end up on a cutting board and cut the onion in wedges through the root. Place the wedges in a bowl.
  • For the dressing, combine the lemon juice, mustard, garlic thyme, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil.
  • Pour the dressing over the onions and toss well.
  • With a slotted spoon transfer the onions to a sheet pan reserving the vinaigrette that remains in the bowl.
  • Bake the onions for 30-45 minutes, until tender and browned.
  • Toss the onions once during cooking.
  • Remove from the oven and drizzle with the reserved dressing.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, season to taste and serve warm or at room temperature.


  1. says

    Onions are a staple in Switzerland and Peter’s family make all kinds of onion dishes… this one looks terrific and maybe now I can compete with his sisters in the “great onion cooking abilities” department.


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