Tennessee Onions

by Olivia
Tennessee Onions

Tennessee Onions, a perfect blend of sweet Vidalia onions, melted cheeses, and a touch of seasoning. This recipe is ideal for gatherings or as a side dish for your family dinner.

Why You’ll Love This Tennessee Onions Recipe ?

  • Simple Ingredients: Made with basic ingredients easily found in your pantry and fridge.
  • Rich Flavor: The combination of sweet onions and a trio of cheeses makes this dish incredibly flavorful.
  • Perfect Side Dish: Complements a variety of main courses, from grilled meats to roasted vegetables.
  • Quick and Easy: Minimal preparation and baking time make it a convenient choice for any meal.

Ingredients for Tennessee Onions 

  • 3-4 Vidalia sweet onions
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt (adjust according to preference)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 cup Italian blend cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, finely shredded

Directions for Making Tennessee Onions 

1. Preheat Oven:

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Prepare Onions:

  • Clean and peel the Vidalia sweet onions.
  • Slice them into rounds approximately ¼ inch thick and separate the rounds into individual onion rings.

3. Arrange Onions:

  • Spread the separated onion rings evenly across the base of the prepared baking dish.
  • Season the onion rings with salt, garlic powder, and oregano.

4. Add Butter:

  • Cut the butter into roughly eight even portions or pats.
  • Distribute these butter pats evenly across the seasoned onion rings in the baking dish.

5. Add Cheese:

  • Sprinkle the Italian blend cheese and cheddar cheese evenly over the onion rings.
  • Finish with a final topping of shredded Parmesan cheese.

6. Bake:

  • Place the baking dish into the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until the cheese is browned and bubbling.

7. Serve:

  • For optimal taste, serve the dish promptly while it remains warm.

Tips for the Best Tennessee Onions

  • Cheese Selection: Feel free to experiment with different cheese blends to suit your taste preferences.
  • Butter Distribution: Ensure the butter is evenly distributed to achieve a consistent flavor throughout the dish.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve as a side dish with grilled steak, chicken, or a fresh salad.
Tennessee Onions

Tennessee Onions

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FAQ about Tennessee Onions

Q: Can I use other types of onions for this recipe? A: Yes, you can use other sweet onions, but Vidalia onions provide the best flavor and sweetness.

Q: How do I store leftovers? A: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Q: Can I add other vegetables to this dish? A: Absolutely! Bell peppers, mushrooms, or zucchini can be added for extra flavor and texture.

Q: What is the best way to slice the onions for this recipe? A: Slice the onions into uniform ¼ inch thick rounds to ensure even cooking and a consistent texture.

Q: Can I prepare this dish ahead of time? A: Yes, you can prepare the dish up to the baking step and refrigerate it. Bake it just before serving.

Tennessee Onions

Tennessee Onions

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Experience the perfect blend of sweet onions and savory cheeses with this Tennessee Onions recipe. It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

Ingredients

  • - 3-4 Vidalia sweet onions
  • - 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • - 1 teaspoon salt (adjust according to preference)
  • - 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • - 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • - 1 cup Italian blend cheese, finely shredded
  • - 1 cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • - 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, finely shredded

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. Coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
3. Clean and peel the Vidalia sweet onions. Slice them into rounds approximately ¼ inch thick and separate the rounds into individual onion rings.
4. Spread the separated onion rings evenly across the base of the prepared baking dish.
5. Season the onion rings with salt, garlic powder, and oregano.
6. Cut the butter into roughly eight even portions or pats. Distribute these butter pats evenly across the seasoned onion rings in the baking dish.
7. Sprinkle the Italian blend cheese and cheddar cheese evenly over the onion rings. Finish with a final topping of shredded Parmesan cheese.
8. Place the baking dish into the preheated oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the cheese is browned and bubbling.
9. For optimal taste, serve the dish promptly while it remains warm.

Notes

Approximate Nutrition Information for Tennessee Onions

  • Calories: 250 kcal per serving
  • Total Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 10g

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