How To Make Caramelized Onions - 3 Ways

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Caramelized onions are good on just about anything.  I have even seen them made into chocolate cake

The problem is they take so long to make and they are not easy to make well.  We found several ways to make caramelized onions easier and better.  Plus we share storing tips so you can start adding them to all your meals.  The rich flavor and texture is perfect to flavor up all kinds of recipes.  Scroll down for some of our favorites. 

slow cooker caramelized onions.

Here are three methods to make your caramelized onions easier to suit your time and needs. 

Traditional stove top CARAMELIZED ONIONS can result in absolutely delicious results, but they not only take time, they require attention, stirring and making sure they don't burn. 

Eliminate the need to stand over your stove with these OVEN ROASTED CARAMELIZED ONIONS.  You still have to go in and stir them every 15 minutes so you can't go too far away. 

Try this SLOW COOKER CARAMELIZED ONIONS for a truly easy way to set it and forget it when making caramelized onions.  

caramelized onions

Make a big batch and store them in individual portions in the freezer for 2 to 3 months. Use them on sandwiches, mixed into soups, potatoes, or rices or turn them into soup. Once you start using these onions on all your food, you'll wonder what took you so long. 

CARAMELIZED ONION HALVES

caramelized onions whole

One other method of caramelizing onions is to slice them in half, this way they make a delicious side dish. 

Check out some of our favorite recipes that highlight the deliciousness of caramelized onions. 

CARAMELIZED ONION CHICKEN

Caramelized Onion Chicken

This is one of our most popular chicken recipes because of the sweet caramelized taste the onions impart.  Shifra Klein, our Editor-in-Chief of the JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller magazine says not to use any sugar when making these onions, they have natural sweetness and if you just let it caramelize on very low heat for about an hour the natural sweetness of onion comes out and the texture is amazing.

BUBBIE & ZAIDE’S CHUCK ROAST KREPLACH WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS

Bubbie & Zaide’s Chuck Roast Kreplach with Caramelized Onions

This recipe takes a lot of work to make it great, but it is so worth it.    

PORTABELLA MUSHROOM WONTONS WITH CARAMELIZED ONION CREAM SAUCE

Portabella Mushroom Wontons with Caramelized Onion Cream Sauce

The cremini mushrooms have a deep, rich mushroom flavor packed into a small mushroom! Sauteéd with garlic and caramelized onions, they are the perfect filling.

HONEY DELI ROLL WITH CARAMELIZED ONIONS

Honey Deli Roll With Caramelized Onions

Add some caramelized onions to your next deli roll, watch the response. 

FRENCH ONION SOUP

French Onion Soup

When you make a big batch of caramelized onion you can take some out for later and turn the bulk of it into the most amazing soup. 

FRENCH ONION QUICHE

french onion quiche

If it's too hot for soup get the same flavor profile of sweet caramelized onions with cheese in a savory quiche. 

CARAMELIZED ONION MASHED POTATOES

Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

CARAMELIZED ONION SPAGHETTI SQUASH CASSEROLE

Caramelized Onion Spaghetti Squash Casserole

One of our most popular recipes on the entire site is this casserole -- if you haven't tried it yet now you have the tools to pull it off. 

Let me know your favorite way to use caramelized onions in the comments below.

Have a sweet day. 

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