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Scalloped Vidalia Onions

Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
Sweet onions in creamy sauce with a hint of sherry are a great side dish for a special dinner and wonderful with any red meat or poultry.

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds Vidalia or other sweet onions, trimmed and quartered
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2/3 cup dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 164
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 6.4 g
  • carbohydrate 23.1 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 11 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 160 mg
  • calcium 196 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Place onions in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with oil, tossing to coat. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. Remove from oven. Drizzle sherry over onions; stir to combine. Bake an additional 40 minutes, stirring once.

  3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add flour, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add cheese, salt, and pepper, stirring until smooth.

  4. Pour milk mixture over onions, stirring to combine. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until mixture is thick and beginning to brown on top. Remove from oven. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.