French Baked Onions

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked onions
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 164 kcal
French Baked Onions are the perfect dish when you want french onion soup without the soup. A side dish recipe perfect for any meal. 


  • 2 large sweet onions , halved lengthwise
  • 10.5 ounces beef consomme
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 4-8 slices Swiss cheese , depending on how cheesy you like it
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly coat a large baking dish with cooking spray. I use 9x13, however you could go slightly smaller. Onions halves need to lay in a single layer.
  2. Lay onions halves into the baking dish. Pour beef consomme over top of onions. Add water to bottom of the dish.
  3. Place onions in the oven. Bake for 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes with beefy broth.
  4. Onions should be translucent and soft. Top each onion halve with 1-2 slices Swiss cheese. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon sage on each slice. Season with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Return to the oven for 3-4 minutes, or until cheese starts to melt.
  5. Remove and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
French Baked Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 344mg 14%
Potassium 258mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 8g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 4.6%
Vitamin C 9.6%
Calcium 25.9%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.