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Baked onions with cream, garlic and anchovies recipe

Baked onions with cream, garlic and anchovies recipe

7 ratings

This creamy baked onion recipe with garlic and anchovies will make a great addition to your Sunday roast. This roast side dish is so easy to make – simply mix cream with anchovies, garlic and milk and pour over vibrant red onions before topping with breadcrumbs and Parmesan and baking. See method

  • Serves 8 as a side
  • 10 mins to prepare and 1 hr to cook
  • 142 calories / serving


  • 4 red onions
  • 200ml whipping cream
  • 100ml whole milk
  • 8 anchovy fillets, drained and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 8 fresh sage leaves
  • 25g panko breadcrumbs
  • 15g Parmesan, finely grated
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    12g 17%
  • Saturates

    7g 36%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    0.6g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 6.2g Protein 3.2g Fibre 0.7g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Trim both ends of each onion, so they have a flat base and will sit upright, then cut in half widthways. Arrange cut-side up in a 23cm, 1.5ltr baking dish.
  2. Mix the cream, milk, anchovies and garlic with some black pepper. Pour over the onions, then arrange the sage leaves on top. Mix the breadcrumbs and Parmesan and scatter over the top. Bake for 1 hr or until golden and bubbling.

Tip: To make this recipe vegetarian, leave out the anchovies and use vegetarian Italian-style hard cheese.

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