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How to: Caramelize Onions

There is no easier way to add flavor to soups, pizzas, sandwiches and salads than a dose of caramelized onions. Follow these easy steps to learn how to caramelize onions.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: How To
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramelized Onion
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 41kcal



  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet set over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, cover the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are deep golden brown.
  • During the cooking, add water as necessary to stop the onions from burning and drying out. You may need as much as ½ cup. Be sure that all of the water is absorbed before removing from the heat.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Use right away or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.


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Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.7g | Protein: 0.6g | Fat: 2.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 36.7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2.3g | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.5mg