“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  An onion a day keeps everyone away.”

This recipe appealed to me because I love roasted onions and because the possibilities are almost endless.  I also see these onion cups as a way to use leftovers.

And then there is the question of why a person might want to eat onions.  Onions are a good source of vitamin C and B6, iron, folate, and potassium. And, are you ready, the manganese content in onions provides cold and flu relief with its anti-inflammatory abilities.  Happy dance!


6 to 8 large onions

stuffing stuff, which might include – mashed potatoes, mushrooms, mashed veggies, cooked meat for the meat eaters, cheese, beans, cooked rice or quinoa


The main work with this recipe comes with roasting the onions to make the onion cups.  And, that’s really pretty easy.  Start by preheating your oven to 365 degrees.

To prepare the onions, cut off 1/4 of the top.  Slice a bit off the root end so the onion can stand up nice and steady.  Do not peel the onions.

Place the onions in a baking dish, add an inch of water, and bake until the onions are cooked through.  That would be when they’re soft.  Now you’ve got to allow the onions to cool so you can handle them without scarring yourself.

While the onions are baking would be a good time to prepare some filling.  Sautéed mushrooms, mashed potatoes, rice and a boatload of minced veggies, would all qualify.  If the onions are not yet cooled you can take the time to dance around the kitchen.  If you’re using a silky scarf as a prop while twirling around the house, stay away from open flames.

st onion

At this point I’m assuming that the onions are cool.  Peel them.  Remove all of the inner layers except two.  You now have a lovey onion cup.  Save the layers you removed for other creations.  Make sure your stuffing ingredients are nice and hot.  Stuff the onion cup.  Hot cheese sauce on top?  Oh, the places your onion cup could go!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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