Healthy Holiday Side: Caramelized Vidalia Onions with Herbed Blue Cheese

Makes 4-6 servings


  • 2 large Vidalia onions, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. On a foil-lined baking sheet, coat slices in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes, carefully flipping onions once halfway through.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together bread crumbs, blue cheese, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Remove onions from oven and evenly top each with the blue cheese mixture.
  3. Continue baking until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.


Article and photos by Cara Greenstein

Cara Greenstein is the creator of Caramelized, a food and lifestyle site recently recognized as Best Blog in Memphis by the Commercial Appeal’s annual Memphis Most awards. A native Memphian who just returned to her roots from Austin, Cara practices public relations at doug carpenter & associates by day and writes recipes and entertainment tips by night. Follow Cara’s adventures on Facebook and Instagram, or read the blog directly at

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