Caramelized Onions

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr

To caramelize a larger quantity of onions (4 to 8 cups), use a large Dutch oven. You won't need additional olive oil.


1 cup

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Nutritional Information

Calories 260
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 8.2 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 5.1 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 5.9 g
Carbohydrate 44 g
Fiber 9.4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 16 mg
Calcium 102 mg


1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
Cooking spray
3 cups vertically sliced onion (sweet, yellow, white, or red onion)


Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add sliced onion, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Continue cooking 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown, stirring frequently.


Greg Patent,

April 1998