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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 Obsession Club to periodically receive information and recipes featuring onions.
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Penne with Meat Sauce
Ingredients
8 ounces dried penne pasta
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped sweet, white or yellow onion
1 14 ounce can whole Italian-style tomatoes, undrained
1/2 6 ounce can Italian-style tomato paste
1/4 cup dry red wine or tomato juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well. Return pasta to hot pan; cover to keep warm.

Meanwhile, in a very large skillet, cook ground beef and onion until meat is brown. Drain off fat. In a blender or food processor, combine undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, sugar, dried oregano, and pepper. Cover and blend or process until smooth.

Stir tomato mixture into meat mixture in skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in cooked pasta and olives. Cover and heat through.

Sprinkle individual servings with mozzarella cheese. Serve right away.
Penne with Meat Sauce
This economical and hearty comfort food is quick to prepare, making it an excellent weeknight option. Serve alongside a green salad for a satisfying meal both adults and kids will love equally. This recipe makes 6 servings.
PREP TIME
10 minutes
COOK TIME
20 minutes
Looking for inspiration? Try these recipes:
Caramelized Onion Mushroom Crostini
Caramelized Onion Mushroom Crostini
Creamy Roasted Onion Soup
Creamy Roasted Onion Soup
Sweetie's Risotto
Sweetie's Risotto
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