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Make a super-easy onion side dish by baking sweet onions in the microwave with butter and a beef bouillon cube.  The sweet onions are so full of flavor that you don't need to add anything else.

Recipe by Southern Living May 2007


Credit: Van Chaplin; Styling: Rebecca Kracke Gordon

Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
5 mins
Makes 2 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Peel 2 medium onions, and cut a thin slice from bottom and top of each one. Scoop out a 1-inch-deep hole from the top of each onion. Place onions, top sides up, in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish with a lid. Add 1 beef bouillon cube and 1/2 Tbsp. butter to shallow hole in each onion; cover with lid. Microwave, covered, at HIGH for 8 to 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Garnish each serving with fresh parsley sprig and pepper, if desired.

  • We recommend only Vidalia or Texas Sweets for this recipe.

  • Be sure to use a microwave-safe lid only; plastic wrap will melt.

  • If you'd rather grill, wrap each filled-and-topped onion in heavy-duty aluminum foil (or a double layer of regular aluminum foil). Grill over high heat (400° to 450°) 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Let stand 10 minutes.