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.
Spinach Manicotti
1 yellow or sweet onion, minced
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 15-ounce carton ricotta cheese
1 3-ounce package softened cream cheese
1 8-ounce package shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 3-ounce package grated parmesan cheese, divided
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
10 ounces spinach, blanched, wrung dy and chopped
8 manicotti, cooked al dente according to package directions, drained
1 26-ounce jar spaghetti or marinara sauce
In a skillet, sauté onion and garlic in oil and set aside to cool.

In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, cream cheese, half the mozzarella, half the parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper and beat until well blended. Add spinach and onion to cheese mixture and mix well.

Spoon mixture into manicotti shells, using 1 teaspoon at a time. Take care not to tear the shells.

Pour half of spaghetti sauce in bottom of 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange shells over the sauce and top with remaining sauce.

Cover and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Remove from oven , uncover and sprinkle remaining cheeses over top. Return to oven until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Spinach Manicotti
Cheesy, savory and loaded with good-for-you greens, this comfort food is just so good on a chilly evening. You can also substitute kale for the spinach. This recipe makes 8 manicotti.
20 minutes
35 minutes
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Cheese Burgers with Grilled Onions and Mushrooms
Chicken Salad with Grilled Eggplant
Chicken Salad with Grilled Eggplant
Baked Dijon Chicken Breasts with Sautéed Veggies
Baked Dijon Chicken Breasts with Sautéed Veggies
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