Bacon-Wrapped Oven-Roasted Whole Onions

Stuffed with a flavorful mix of sautéed onion and wrapped in crispy, savory bacon, these roasted onions are a treat from beginning to end.

Serves: 6Prep: 20 minutesCook: 1 hour 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 4 Private Selection™ Onions, peel removed
  • 2 tablespoons Private Selection™ Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves of lower ½-inch of sprig trimmed and chopped for sauté mixture (reserve tops for garnish)
  • 1⁄2 cup diced pancetta
  • 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
  • 1⁄2 cup Private Selection™ Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 4 slices Private Selection™ Center Cut Bacon
  • Water


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In stockpot, boil onions in water 15 minutes. Let cool.
  • Using a sharp knife, remove top inch of each onion and reserve. Trim opposite end so onion sits flat; arrange whole onions in baking dish.
  • From center of each onion, carve out 1 tablespoon of onion, being careful to keep exterior intact. Combine removed onion parts; chop.
  • In skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Sauté garlic, chopped onions, rosemary and pancetta 2 minutes. Lower heat; add cream and parmesan. Continue cooking until liquid is reduced by half. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Wrap each onion with 1 slice bacon. Fill each onion cavity with sauté mixture and 1 sprig rosemary. Cover with foil; bake 25 minutes, until tender. Remove foil, continue baking an 6. additional 20 minutes. Turn heat to 450°F; bake additional 5 minutes to crisp bacon.