Onion recipes

Many a meal starts with chopping an onion, but what about the recipes where the onion is the heroine? Find ideas for sweet shallots, along with plentiful suggestions for that bag of white, red or brown onions that’s lingering in your veg drawer – turn them into soups, tarts (and tartes), a pissaladière or a bowlful of bhajis.

Onions are a versatile choice when you’re on a budget too, so see our round-up of budget recipe ideas for onions.

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Best of the best French onion soup

Soup recipes

Best of the best French onion soup

Create the ultimate French onion soup with our masterclass recipe – read more about the magic behind it here. The...

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Pissaladière scrolls

Brioche recipes

Pissaladière scrolls

A pissaladière is a provençal tart that pairs caramelised onions with black olives and anchovies. In Anna Higham‘s recipe, the...

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Tomato, shallot and mustard tart

August seasonal recipes

Tomato, shallot and mustard tart

Tomatoes take centre stage in Debora Robertson’s delicious tomato, shallot and mustard tart recipe. Serve with a crisp green salad...

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Caramelised onions

Barbecue recipes

Caramelised onions

If you’re wanting to know how to caramelise onions, you’re in the right place. The ‘boss level’ of alliums, caramelised...

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Onion and rhubarb sauce for yorkshire puddings

Rhubarb recipes

Onion and rhubarb sauce for yorkshire puddings

This rhubarb and onion sauce makes the most of delicate forced rhubarb from Yorkshire, and is a brilliant partner for...

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Vegan tart with miso, frangipane and onions

Vegan Christmas recipes

Vegan tart with miso, frangipane and onions

This rich vegan tart makes a great Christmas main for a plant-based guest. Savoury frangipane is topped with kale and...

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Cumberland sausages with onion gravy

Midweek meal recipes

Cumberland sausages with onion gravy

Onions are integral to most of our favourite savoury dishes, but something special happens when they find themselves sitting alongside...

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Crispy shallots

Easy vegan recipes

Crispy shallots

Crispy shallots add colour, crunch and flavour to all manner of dishes. Sprinkle these golden bits on soups, pasta, hot...

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Kimchi slaw with crispy fried shallots

Coleslaw recipes

Kimchi slaw with crispy fried shallots

This punchy kimchi slaw is a riot of flavours and textures: crispy fried shallots, sesame seeds,  a fiesty kimchi and...

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Pink pickled onions

Pickled recipes

Pink pickled onions

Learn how to make pink pickled onions with this easy recipe. Use the bright pink, tangy onions to adorn burgers,...

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Cheese and onion pasties

Pie recipes

Cheese and onion pasties

A cheese and onion pasty is a classic. We love serving them for dinner, with homemade chips and baked beans...

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Ultimate pissaladière

Summer recipes

Ultimate pissaladière

Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s pissaladière recipe will transport you to the French riviera. It’s a simple yet elegant starter or lunch-time...

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Onion porridge with roasted onions and thyme

Vegetarian comfort food recipes

Onion porridge with roasted onions and thyme

Somewhere between a creamy risotto and a bread sauce, Gill Meller’s onion porridge with thyme makes a decadent vegetarian starter...

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Red onion soup with cheesy sourdough melts

Soup recipes

Red onion soup with cheesy sourdough melts

We’ve used beef stock in this sweet red onion soup to add real depth of flavour, but you could easily...

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Red onion, sour cherry and pomegranate relish

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Red onion, sour cherry and pomegranate relish

A super-simple vegan relish which is bursting with punchy flavours, this is the perfect side dish to add interest to...

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Pork, fennel, apple and sage stuffed onions

Christmas trimmings, sides and sauces

Pork, fennel, apple and sage stuffed onions

Bored of the same old side dishes? May we present: pork, fennel, apple and sage stuffed onions. These beauties will...

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