Provençal Style Stuffed Onions Recipe 

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Style from Provence French-inspired stuffed onions are a beautiful and easy side dish that can be used for both holiday meals and daily meals.

– 2 Vidalia onions, or any other variety, sweet or regular – 2-3 Tbsp olive oil, divided – 2 Tbsp butter, divided – salt and fresh cracked black pepper – 2 cloves garlic, minced – 1 large shallot, minced – white wine, Sherry, or Marsala – 1 tsp herbes de Provence – 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumb – 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese – 2 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves



Preheat oven to 375F. Baking dish oiled. Cut onion top flattest. Spoon onion flesh onto the edges and bottom, covering well. Save scoops.

Step 1

Step 2

Sprinkle salt and pepper on each onion inside and out and rub with olive oil. Cover onions loosely with foil in the baking dish. Bake 25-30 minutes.

Step 3

Cut 1/2 cup of the saved onion flesh coarsely. Saute garlic, shallot, and chopped onion in 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter for 7-8 minutes until mellow. 

Step 4

Add white wine to the pan and simmer until absorbed. Remove from fire and add herbes de Provence, bread crumbs, Parmesan, and thyme. Salt & pepper to taste. Mix well.

Step 5

Fill onions with stuffing. Mound the filling on top after lightly pressing it into the onion hollow. Make butter dots.

Step 6

Pour 1/4 inch of white wine into the baking dish. Bake the onion until soft for 30 more minutes under loose foil. 

Step 7

Onions vary in size and shape, therefore cooking time depends. With a little sharp knife, it should slide in easily.

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