Sausage Stuffed Red Onions

This recipe is a surprising dish to serve to guests, as it's one complete meal contained within an onion.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 8


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 8 medium red onions, peeled
  • 1 lb. ground sausage meat
  • 1⁄4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1⁄4 tsp minced thyme
  • 2 cups white table wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with the oil. Cut the top off the onions and set the tops aside. Slice off the root bottom to create a flat base. Carefully scoop out the center of the onion and mince.
  • Mix the onion centers with the sausage, breadcrumbs, and thyme.
  • Place the onions in a microwave-safe dish with the wine, bay leaf, and black pepper. Cook for 3 minutes or until the onions are al dente. Let cool.
  • Stuff the hollowed onions with the sausage mixture and top with cheese and the onion top. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, and serve hot.