That sounds absolutely mouthwatering! Roasted Parmesan Creamed Onions is a luxurious and rich side dish that would elevate any meal. The balance of the natural sweetness of the caramelized onions with the savory cream and parmesan makes it a dish that’s hard to resist.
Onions are often considered a foundational ingredient in cooking. They’re part of the aromatic holy trinity in many cuisines worldwide, together with celery and bell pepper or carrots, depending on the cuisine. When treated as the main ingredient, like in this dish, their true potential is realized. The transformation they undergo during roasting, as they become sweet, tender, and slightly smoky, is nothing short of culinary alchemy.
And when you add the creamy richness of the Parmesan sauce, it’s like gilding the lily. The garlic powder adds another layer of flavor and helps amplify the taste of the onions. The wine brings a little acidity to balance out the richness and gives an extra depth of flavor.
So, whether it’s Thanksgiving, a family gathering, or just a dinner where you want to bring something special to the table, this Roasted Parmesan Creamed Onions dish is an excellent choice. Not only is it delicious, but it also looks impressive and adds a touch of elegance to the meal.
3 onions, sliced
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon powdered garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 400°F (200°C).
Prepare the Onions: Toss the sliced onions with olive oil ensuring they are well coated. Spread them evenly on a baking sheet.
Roasting: Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast the onions for approximately 15 minutes. They should be tender and have a slight caramelized edge to them.
Adjust Oven Temperature: Increase the oven’s heat to 450º F (230º C) and take out the roasted onions.
Prepare the Cream Sauce: In a saucepan set over medium heat, mix together the heavy cream, white wine, unsalted butter, and garlic powder. Continuously stir the mixture until the butter has fully melted and you can see bubbles forming along the edges of the cream.
Combine and Bake: Drizzle the creamy sauce mixture over the roasted onions, ensuring they are well-coated. Generously sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese on top. Cover the baking sheet with foil and place it back in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes.
Final Touch: After 20 minutes, remove the foil and continue baking for another 5-10 minutes. The goal is to have the onions further caramelize and the cheese turn a beautiful golden hue.
Serve: Take out of the oven and serve hot. The combined flavors of the sweet roasted onions and the rich creamy sauce promise a mouthful of delight with every bite. Enjoy!