Calling all sweet tooths, you have to try these Vidalia onion recipes!
I know it might sound a little strange. Sweet onions, seriously? But you definitely read that right.
The Vidalia variety is considered America’s sweetest onion.
The low sulfur soil found in Vidalia, Georgia is the fascinating reason why these onions turn out sweeter than other onion varieties.
You can get your hands on these golden gems from April to August. So, don’t miss out! Grab a bag and dive into these Vidalia recipes.
1. Classic Baked Vidalia Onions
With onions as sweet as these, why hide the flavor behind other ingredients?
These simple baked Vidalia onions make the delicious golden root veggie the star of the show.
Amazingly, this recipe only uses three ingredients. All you need is a Vidalia onion, a stock cube (chicken or beef), and butter. Yeah, that’s it.
Simply cut a one-inch hole in the top of the onion and insert a stock cube.
Fill the rest of the hole with butter, wrap in foil, and bake. Boom, you’re done.
2. Roasted Vidalia Onion Rings with Parmesan
The next time you’re looking for a tasty side dish, turn to these roasted Vidalia onion rings with parmesan.
I bet you didn’t think onion rings could get even more delicious. Well, with Vidalia onions, they can!
The sweetness makes them simply mouthwatering.
Roast rings of Vidalia onions in the oven and top with a good sprinkling of parmesan. Enjoy!
3. Vidalia Onion Pie
This Vidalia onion pie makes for the ultimate summer lunch.
Vidalia onions are piled high inside a pie crust and smothered in a cheesy custard filling.
Swap out your everyday lunchtime sandwich for a slice of pie. It’s elegant, it’s cheesy, sweet, and can’t-stop-eating delicious.
Serve this savory pie with a fresh side salad for the perfect meal. Delish!
4. Dad’s Summertime Grilled Vidalias
There’s nothing quite as comforting as backyard grills in your family home.
I always grill up a few Vidalia onions for a homey, sweet, taste of nostalgia.
If your family is like mine, you always had grilled onions with your burgers. There’s no other way to best enjoy them!
These summertime grilled Vidalia onions are so tender, they fall apart at the touch.
The onions themselves are so full of flavor, they won’t need anything else.
5. Grilled Vidalia Onion Steaks with Honey Mustard Glaze
Fancy a sweet onion lollipop? These grilled Vidalia onion steaks with honey mustard glaze are super tasty and super fun to eat.
As much as I love caramelized onions, I hate waiting for them to cook. So, instead of waiting hours over a stove, I grill up these bad boys.
Placing the Vidalia onion steaks on a very hot grill creates lovely char marks.
It’s fantastic for a deeper caramelization. And they only take 10 minutes to cook!
6. Vidalia Onion Rings
You can never have enough onion rings. One bite of these Vidalia onion rings, and you’ll run back to the kitchen to cook up another batch.
These crispy and slightly sweet, delicious onion rings only take 18 minutes to fry. That means less time cooking, and more time snacking!
Deep fry your Vidalia rings until they’re a lovely golden brown. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy.
7. Crab Meat Stuffed Vidalia Onions (Sweet & Savory)
If you love crab meat stuffing, you’ll love these stuffed Vidalia onions.
The wonderful sweetness of the Vidalia onions works so well with the salty crab meat filling. It’s salty, sweet, and absolutely delicious.
When you bake Vidalia onions, they take on a delicious sweetness. All they need is a little salted butter and a dash of freshly cracked black pepper.
8. Vidalia Onion Dip
One of my all-time favorite appetizers has to be a dip. It’s so versatile and so delicious. And this Vidalia onion dip is impossible to resist.
It’s cheesy, creamy, and slightly sweet because of those Vidalia onions. Not to mention, it’s served warm, which is great for a good cheese pull.
This is the ultimate party food. Grab your favorite kind of chips and dig in!
9. French Onion Soup made with Vidalia Onions
French onion soup is one of the most famous onion recipes around. And this version using Vadia onions is extra special.
From the rich beef broth to the sweet Vidalia onions, every element is simply perfection.
Vidalia onions have the perfect amount of sweetness for this soup. They caramelize perfectly without any extra sugar. Amazing!
10. Caramelized Vidalia Onion Casserole
This caramelized Vidalia onion casserole makes for the perfect, filling family dinner. Even picky eaters won’t be able to resist it!
Sweet and savory caramelized onions give this meatless casserole so much flavor. Pasta has never tasted this good.
Of course, you can always throw some cubed chicken breast into this casserole if you want to bulk it up a little. But it’s delicious just how it is.
11. Fresh Salsa Southern Style
There’s nothing better than sharing fresh salsa on a hot summer day. It’s especially great when that salsa is packed with sweet Vidalia onions.
Not only does it taste good, but it’s also visually stunning.
Brimming with tomatoes, bell peppers, and herbs, you can practically taste the rainbow!
Vidalia onions are sweeter and have less sharpness than red onions. They give this salsa a milder, and sweeter flavor.
12. Marinated Shrimp with Capers & Onions
Some things are worth waiting for. And this marinated shrimp recipe with capers and onions is definitely one of them.
It may take 8 hours to marinate, but after one bite, you’ll be convinced it was worth every minute.
The sweetness of the boiled shrimp and Vidalia onions pairs beautifully with the citrus vinaigrette. Delish.
13. Vidalia Onion Strings with Horseradish Aioli
This may just be the world’s most perfect appetizer. Fried to a crispy, golden brown in mere minutes, these Vidalia onion strings are impossible to resist.
Never did I think that onion rings could be topped. But here we are.
These crunchy, savory-sweet onion strings are so delicious. You’ll want to eat them by the handful.
Serve these fun strings with a couple of beers and a peppery horseradish aioli dip. It’s the perfect party food!
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