Perfect Caramelized Onions

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1 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Pan filled with golden fried onions.

This recipe makes perfect caramelized onions every single time.

This easy recipe makes perfect caramelized onions every single time.

Caramelized onions are one of my favorite condiments.  As the onions cook down and become sweet and caramel-y.  And, your kitchen fills with an amazing aroma.

These onions would be incredible on so many things…Mac & Cheese, Steak Subs and my Jack Daniels Whiskey Burger.

This easy recipe makes perfect caramelized onions every single time.

You can make these onions ahead of time and stash them in the fridge.  When you’re ready to use them, just warm on the stove and add a splash of water to perk them up.

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Caramelized Onions

Pan filled with golden fried onions.

How to Caramelize Onions

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Servings: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 4 inch yellow onions sliced 1/4 thick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Melt butter and onions in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Stir in brown sugar and salt; add onions and stir for 5 minutes.
  • Turn heat down to medium-low and cook onions for 40 minutes.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1214mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 thoughts on “Perfect Caramelized Onions”

  1. 1 star
    There are no shortcuts to caramelized onions. I tried this recipe for a pizza topping & it was mushy & tasted awful.

    • I have made this recipe a lot. The video is very helpful, the directions have to be followed exactly. It really does work! I promise.


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