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30 Shallot Recipes To Enjoy All Day Long

Small but mighty, these easy shallot recipes are sweet, oniony, and oh-so-indulgent.

Raw or cooked, shallots add a lovely layer of depth to any dish. In fact, from breakfast to dinner, you might never use regular onions again!

Sandwiches with Caramelized Shallots, Bacon and Cheese
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These rosy brown bulbs are members of the allium family, so they have a slight garlic taste that’s delicate and delectable.

Toss them in your favorite soup recipe, add them to pasta, or caramelize them with a touch of sugar.

These shallot recipes are well worth your time, no matter how you use them.

1. Caramelized Shallot Pasta

Shallots are a simple way to add more complexity to pasta sauce. 

All you need to do is sauté them with garlic, then toss in anchovies and tomato paste. 

I love this with angel hair pasta, but you can use whatever you prefer. And feel free to add fresh herbs like basil or parsley, too!

2. Caramelized Shallots

If you love adding caramelized onions to dishes, give shallots a try.

With a splash of quality olive oil, salt and about 15 minutes of your time, these addictive onions are ready to go. 

Go slow and low with the heat to make the shallots tender and sweet.

3. Balsamic Caramelized Shallot Pasta 

Caramelized shallots and balsamic are a match made in heaven. 

The deeply sweet and tangy profile of balsamic vinegar infuses into the shallots, caramelizing them further, adding even more flavor.

Add it to penne and you’ve got an extraordinary quick veggie pasta that’s light but insanely tasty. 

4. Poulet Au Vinaigre (Chicken Thighs with Shallots in Red Wine Vinegar)

Getting tired of eating the same old chicken dinners? Well, here’s a flavor bomb that’s anything but mundane.

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This French dish marries juicy chicken thighs with a pretty decadent sauce.

Between the rich red wine vinegar, honey, and tomato pasth. 

But it doesn’t end there! It also calls for a handful of shallots and garlic with a glug of white wine to balance it all out. 

5. Spring Peas with Pancetta and Shallots

This spring side dish goes great with a range of proteins. Pork chops, chicken, and even roasts are all better with this on the table. 

It’s a melody of sweet peas, salty pancetta, and delicate shallots.

It’s simple enough to throw together at the last minute and adds a pop of color to a holiday spread.

6. Gluten-Free Breakfast Casserole 

This easy casserole combines all the classics into a savory bake. It’s got eggs, pork sausage, hash browns, shallots, and even cheddar cheese.

To make the eggs extra fluffy, whisk them with some milk. Oh, and here’s a little secret: these eggs also get whisked with sour cream!

What I love most about this casserole is it serves the entire family and you don’t have to spend the morning hovering over a hot stove.

7. Quick Pickled Shallots

These pickled shallots are a quick solution to add some zip to sandwiches, tacos, burgers, and more.

You’ll make a brine with vinegar, sugar, salt, and peppercorns, then pour it over the sliced shallots. Let it rest for a bit, then plop them on whatever you like. 

Apple cider vinegar gives these pickled shallots a more distinct flavor, whereas white vinegar will be more neutral. But, of course, both are wonderful. 

You’ll want to use these up in a week or two, but I doubt they’ll last that long.

8. Beetroot and Shallot Tarte Tatin

If you’re like me, you’re always on the hunt for some stellar beet recipes like this picture-perfect tarte tatin.

The roasted beets and shallots make quite the presentation, and they have the flavor to match!

It’s sweet, tangy, garlicky, earthy, and delightfully aromatic.

It’s also an obvious choice for special occasions – especially if you have some vegetarians in the bunch.

9. Crispy Hash Brown Haystacks

Crispy haystacks are what your Sunday brunch has been missing!

These crunchy nibbles feature a mess of hashbrowns, sweet corn kernels, and thinly sliced shallots. 

They get their fun shape and texture from being pressed into a muffin pan and baked until golden brown.

Top tip: whip up a couple of batches because your friends will want more than one.

10. Homemade Crispy Shallots

These crispy shallots are a terrific addition to anything that needs more texture. Salads, roasted veggies, and burgers just to name a few. 

You’ll want to slice them super thin before tossing them in oil. That way they crisp up real nice. 

A mandolin works best, and it’s quick too!

Again, they’re so good that you’ll want to make extra.

Luckily, they’ll keep for a couple of weeks so you can have some ready to go the next time you get a craving.

11. Easy Pad Thai ( Chicken, Shrimp, or Tofu)

Creating restaurant-quality pad Thai is so much easier than you might think.

The rice noodles cook in minutes, and all it takes is a simple four-ingredient sauce. Not to mention the freedom to choose your preferred protein! 

Of course, you’ll need some aromatics to round it all out. So grab some garlic, ginger, and shallots, and let’s make pad Thai!

12. Duck Confit (French Slow Roasted Duck Legs)

Duck confit is the epitome of elegant cuisine.

While you’ll pay top dollar at a restaurant, you can turn your home into a French bistro for a fraction of the cost, thanks to this yummy recipe. 

The duck dry cures for a day with some dried herbs, juniper berries, garlic, and shallots.

And although the shallots aren’t the star of the show, they play an essential role in building the final flavor. 

13. Raw Cauliflower Salad with Lime 

This bright bowl is overflowing with veggies!

It’s a bountiful harvest of cauliflower, red cabbage, pistachios, celery, and more. But the best part has to be the limey shallot dressing. 

Lunch or side dish, this raw salad is sure to put a smile on your face.

14. Roasted Green Beans with Shallots  

The easiest way to fix up green beans is with shallots. It’s not complicated and doesn’t take a long list of spices, but the payoff is huge!

Roasted shallots add just enough flavor to enhance the green beans, while a bit of lemon zest makes everything pop. 

Whether it’s Thanksgiving or a normal weeknight, these roasted green beans are a no-fuss side everyone will love.

15. Pureed Parsnip and Cardamom Soup with Caramelized Shallots 

The cardamom in this tasty soup adds warmth to the sweet earthiness of parsnips, while almond milk makes it creamy without adding dairy.

For the final touch, this soup gets topped with maple syrup infused caramelized shallots. Yum!

One bite and you’ll want to curl up with this cozy bowl all winter long! 

16. Lemony Baked Asparagus with Garlic and Shallots

This is the perfect leafy green salad for lunches, dinners, and holidays. 

Massage the kale with the maple syrup and lemon vinaigrette to soften it up, then dump in the chickpeas and avocado cubes.

Garlic and shallots are a simple way to make the dressing more aromatic.

Why not double up on those delicate alliums and toss some caramelized shallots in as well?

17. Chimichurri

I want to pour this chimichurri sauce over everything! Salmon, pork, chicken, tofu, and even my morning scramble!

Thanks to the shallots it’s zippy, garlicky, and fresh with a mild onion flavor,. It’s also fast and easy, so it would be a shame not to whip this up!

18. Avocado Soup 

Need a pick me up? Avocado soup is just what you need to make it through the day. 

This dreamy bowl is a fresh blend of avocados, cream cheese, jalapeños, and nuts.

For more complexity, there are shallots, ginger, and taco seasoning in there too.

Eat it warm in the winter and serve it up gazpacho-style in the summer. You’ll love it either way.

19. Bruschetta

Give your bruschetta a fresh new twist by adding some shallots to the mix. 

This Italian appetizer has all the best ingredients to pair with shallots, from sweet cherry tomatoes and basil to punchy garlic and balsamic vinegar.

Make this for your next party and watch as they disappear in the blink of an eye. 

20. Shallot Oil Noodles

I can’t say no to slurp-worthy noodles – especially when they’re as umami as this!

The shallot noodle sauce that covers these Chinese wheat noodles is beyond delicious.

As if that isn’t good enough, there are crisp shallots to top it off. Between the flavors and the textures, your tastebuds will be very happy.

21. Beurre Blanc Sauce

Beurre blanc is a French sauce that highlights just how significant shallots can be. 

It’s the key component of this luscious five-ingredient sauce that’s aromatic, buttery, bright, and tangy. 

There are so many things you can add this sauce to that I can’t even count! 

But start with a comforting dish like steamed broccoli and chicken. You can work your way up from there.

I’m a huge fan of this over a juicy and tender piece of steak.

22. Beef Wellington with Red Wine Sauce 

Need an outstanding dish for a special occasion? This beef wellington is your answer. 

Juicy beef tenderloin gets smothered in a fragrant mushroom mixture and then layered with prosciutto. All that’s bundled up in flaky puff pastry. 

For the grand finale, serve this with a luscious shallot red wine sauce. Delish!

23. One-Pan Roast Chicken and Shallots

If beef wellington is a little too complex, you can still have a special dinner with this one-pan chicken dish. 

Not only is the chicken cooked to perfection, but the shallots are a work of art. 

To paint you the picture: the shallots are slowly sautéed in butter with mustard, thyme, and a splash of wine. 

It takes the concept of caramelized shallots and does it one better!

24. Flaky Scallion Pancakes with Shallots

One of the best scallion recipes you can make is scallion pancakes. And these get even better when you add shallots.

They’re flaky, fragrant, and so incredibly savory. They pair amazingly with sweet chili sauce as well as chili garlic sauce.

25. Pan-Seared Scallops with an Orange Ginger Sauce 

Sometimes, you just need to treat yourself to an exquisite meal. Needless to say, this is the dish you need in your life.

Plump scallops paired with a divine orange ginger sauce that’s rich in shallots and white wine is the fine dining experience you deserve.

Speaking of wine, pour yourself a glass and enjoy. 

26. Chinese Steamed Fish with Ginger Shallot Sauce

I’ll warn you now: this dish causes serious cravings. 

The steamed snapper is perfectly juicy and flaky, while the shallots and ginger perk everything right up. 

If you’re a fan of heat, toss some red chilis on top. 

27. Grilled Mushroom & Sirloin Skewers with Rosemary Shallot Marinade 

These are not your run-of-the-mill skewers.

Quite the contrary – these skewers are a tour de force that’ll quickly upgrade you to the rank of grill master. 

The skewers themselves are simple as they only call for sirloin and mushrooms. But it’s the marinade that knocks it out of the park. 

The combination of shallots, red wine, and dried herbs is perfection. 

28. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Spruce up your sprouts with shallots and you’ll never turn back. 

Toss in a handful of bacon along with parmesan and you’ll have a veggie side with a surprising amount of depth.

This 15 minute dish is an exquisite side as well as a light meal.

29. Hanger Steak with Shallots

If you weren’t craving red meat already, you will be.

Medium-rare hanger steak topped off with a tantalizing red wine shallot sauce that needs no other accouterment? Yes, please. 

It’s meaty, juicy, savory, rich, and comes together in just 30 minutes.

30. Tuna Pasta with Tomato and Olives 

Is your kitchen dwindling down to pantry staples? Excellent. 

No need to run out to the store because you can make this tuna pasta with what you have on hand. 

It uses up canned tuna and tomatoes along with that jar of kalamata olives you stashed for emergencies. 

The only produce you need are shallots and garlic. Both keep well for months so they’re easy to stash away for meals just like this!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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