Sweet Onion Bake

Serve this instead of macaroni and cheese with your favorite entrée.

Yield:

Makes 4 to 6 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes
Bake: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

6 tablespoons butter, divided
3 medium-size sweet onions, chopped (about 2 cups)
1 (8-oz.) block Swiss cheese, shredded
3/4 cup finely crushed saltine crackers, divided (about 20 crackers)
2 large eggs
1 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

1. Melt 4 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onions, and sauté 20 minutes or until golden brown. Place half of cooked onions in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with half of cheese and 1/4 cup cracker crumbs. Top with remaining onions and cheese.

2. Whisk together eggs and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; pour over onion mixture.

3. Melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter in skillet over medium heat; add remaining 1/2 cup cracker crumbs, and cook, stirring often, until crumbs are lightly browned. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over mixture in dish.

4. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned and set.

Note:

Renee Rand-Cesmirosky, San Antonio, Texas,

April 2006