making life sweeter
There’s nothing quite like the flavor of a fresh, true sweet onion, but cooking with these little gems can be a bit tricky. The unique composition of a sweet onion makes them a wonderful ingredient in some dishes and a terrible choice for others. For the best results when cooking sweet onions consider these helpful tips:

Use sweets: Raw in sandwiches and salads; lightly grilled-whole or sliced, gently roasted or quickly baked; in stir-frys; power bowls, street tacos and other fresh fare. They are delicious caramelized but take care not to stir them too rigorously or cook them at too high a temperature

Avoid using in: Slow-cooker or long-simmering recipes like chili, stews, soup or in baked casserole dishes. Prolonged cooking breaks down the delicate texture and flavor of sweet onions.

Please browse through our wonderful selection of Sweetie Sweet Onion Recipes below. You’re sure to find some that will become family favorites. We invite you to join our Onion ObsessionSM Club to periodically receive information and recipes featuring onions.
Caramelized Onion and Hatch Chile Grilled Cheese Sandwich
For the caramelized onions:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 large red, yellow or sweet onions, sliced
Salt, for seasoning

Remaining ingredients:
4 slices good-quality whole grain bread
2 roasted hatch chiles, sliced
4 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese
Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons butter
Make the caramelized onions: Heat butter and oil to medium in a large, heavy skillet. Add the onions and toss to combine. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Place two slices of bread on your work surface and spread with Dijon. Add cheese on top of bread, distributing evenly amongst the two slices of bread. Add a scoop of caramelized onion and the sliced chiles on top of the cheese. Place remaining two slices of bread on top of the sandwiches.

Heat a large, heavy skillet to medium on the stove top. Add butter and let melt. Gently place sandwiches in the pan and cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping once in the middle of cooking. Once the sandwiches are golden brown and the cheese is melted, remove from pan, slice and enjoy!
Caramelized Onion and Hatch Chile Grilled Cheese Sandwich
The childhood favorite is all grown up in this spicy, sweet, cheesy and delicious sandwich. You'll have leftover caramelized onions from this recipe; they're great as a burger topping or stirred into sour cream for a quick onion dip. This recipe makes 2 sandwiches.
10 minutes
15 minutes
Looking for inspiration? Try these recipes:
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Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Bacon, Onion and Tomato
Fig, Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Flatbreads
Fig, Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Flatbreads
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Cucumber Salad
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