How to Make the Best Caramelized Onions
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

need a good side, or a perfect topping for your burgers or cheese steaks? cook up these amazing caramelized onions! 

Course: sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: onions
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 604 kcal
  • 3-4 yellow onions Vidalia work best, sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons red or white wine
  • kosher salt
  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and stir to coat.
  3. Cook the onions, stirring every 5-10 minutes until softened and deeply caramelized, approximately 1 hour cooking time total.
  4. Stir in the wine and scrape the bottom of the pan to release the brown bits. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Season with salt, to taste.
Recipe Notes

Onions can be made up to 5 days in advance and refrigerated in an airtight container.
Alternatively, the onions can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make the Best Caramelized Onions
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 604 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 78%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Potassium 481mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 29.6%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.