Lovin' Onions


Lovin' Onions

Lovin Onions
40 Min

If you've never eaten onions baked like this...boy, are you in for a treat! We call these baked onions "Lovin' Onions," 'cause just one bite and you're going to be lovin' them! (You'll also love how easy they are.)

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 7 onions, coarsely chopped (about 7 cups)
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup (5 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 1/4 cup (5 ounces) shredded Monterey jack cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon jarred jalapeno peppers, drained and chopped (optional)

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 1-1/2-quart casserole with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onions and sauté about 10 minutes, or until softened.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Add 1 cup of each cheese; mix well. Add jalapeño peppers, if desired, and cooked onions; mix well. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Combine remaining cheese and sprinkle evenly over onion mixture.
  4.  Bake 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.


  • There are so many ways to enjoy onions. One of our favorites (and everyone else's too, it seems) is crispy Onion Rings!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 217
  • Calories from Fat 115
  • Total Fat 13g 20 %
  • Saturated Fat 8.1g 40 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 11g 21 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 38mg 13 %
  • Sodium 378mg 16 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 15g 5 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8 %
  • Sugars 4.3g 0 %

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I made this for a family cookout with grilled chicken baked potatoes. I made 1/2 with jalapenos 1/2 without. My son-in-law put it on top of his potato called it baked cheesy onion potato. It was a hit.

We're so glad your family loved it! Thanks for sharing. :)

What if I don't have self rising flour

Hello! If you don't have self rising flour, you can substitute with 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Enjoy!

Loved it. Added the jalapeno

I need nutritional value on the recipes. Help !!!

Hi there! We're in the process of adding nutritional information to all of our recipes. Meanwhile, you can visit our diabetic-friendly website that provides complete nutritional information on each of its recipes. Go to www.everydaydiabeticrecipes.com for more info. :) Enjoy!

Although it does not say what kind of onion to use, I am thinking Vidalias would be the best. I am a huge lover of onions, as is my husband. Not all of the six kids would agree. I am going to make this, but struggling for a name that makes the kids want to try it. Cowboy food? Indian food? LOL! I am curious what sort of onions you all have used? Yellow? White? Vidalia? Spanish?

I love cooked onions and this recipe with a onion cheese casserole was delicious! I love how cooking onions makes them sweeter. Of course, you have to like onions to eat a dish of onions, but many people do! (If not, you can pass on the onions and grab a different side. lol) I use sweet onions or vidalias if available.

It would be great if you showed the nutritional information. As a type 2 diabetic, this is important. Since you didn't I have to determine how many carbs are in each ingredient. Please start providing nutritional information.

Hi there! We are working on providing nutritional information for all of our recipes. In the meantime, you can use a free nutrition calculator, like myfitnesspal.com to calculate nutrition, or head on over to our diabetic website, www.everydaydiabeticrecipes.com where all the recipes currently do have nutritional information. Thank you!

Golly, kol! Here we go again! Why don't you go to a "nutritional recipe website, or just go to Mr. Food's diabetic recipes??!!! Good gosh! Leave the test kitchen alone---they have enough to do without you complainers!

If we could have only one vegetable in the house it would be ONIONS!!!!! This is a fantastic recipe. FBK

We're glad that you loved our recipe for Lovin' Onions! :)

So good I used fresh jalapenos

To those that have asked "why self rising flour" without an answer... I think it is used to make it puff up a bit like biscuit dough.

What is the purpose of self-rising flour as opposed to regular flour in this recipe? It does not have a crust or topping that needs to rise. It seems from the photo that the flour is used just to thicken the onion-cheese mixture. Is there something special? Thank you, test kitchen team.

This was awesome! Even used the leftovers and made an onion hoagie!

Don;t have self rising. Can I use baking powder?

I love all these recipes and I going try making all of them!!

sounds great, but I need to use bell pepper instead of jalapeno.

You can get jarred jalapenos in 'mild' as well as 'hot'. They have the peppery flavor without the heat.

This is awesome! Made this for my husband and he went crazy over it! It's very good!

It is the best.

I made this along with pulled pork. It was wonderful!

This sounds so good! Can't wait to try it.

I just made this for dinner along with a turkey breast. The onions get very mellow, and it is really quite good. I added one thinly sliced zucchini. I had fresh jalapeos so I used one chopped jalapeo. I will make this recipe again. Tasty!!

Can regular flour be used?

Does it have to be Self-rising flour? I never use it and I don't need a whole bag just for one recipe. .

Did ya'll know that onions help keep your cholesterol low?

Made for Thanksgiving but was not a big hit as a side dish. However, later rewarmed and served with blue corn ships and everyone loved it! Will make again as an appetizer. (Used whole jalapeno in recipe).

Made them for our family Thanksgiving dinner. I did not use the jalapeno peppers. They were a big hit. Will use this recipe again, very simple.

We will miss you Mr.Food. Have been enjoying your recipes for many years. Loved your sense of humor.

I grew up watching him on television, loved to hear him say, it's oh sooooooooooo good. he will be missed by so many.

I will miss you Mr.Food

Lubbock ALL onions any way they are prepared.

never have I heard of such a dish. Can't wait to try it!!!!

This sounds awesome!

sure does Wesley! only without the hot peppers


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