Caramelized Onions


Caramelized Onions are an easy and tasty recipe, perfect to accompany aged cheeses or good sausage. The ingredients needed are few and simple. Onions, good white wine and a little brown sugar are enough and in a few gestures, we will prepare a delight that no one will be able to resist! The caramelized onions, thanks to the cooking in the wine and the addition of the sugar, have a light bittersweet taste really delicious! They are perfect to accompany a cutting board of aged cheeses but also to embellish grilled meat. However, I reveal my favourite way to taste them; I roast the sausage and use it as a sandwich filling with a generous spoonful of caramelized onions… delicious!

Cooking time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min


2 large onions
2 glasses of white wine
1 glass of water
4 tablespoons of brown sugar
Salt and Pepper To Taste.
Olive oil to taste

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 215
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.4g 1%, Saturated Fat 0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 20mg 1%, Total Carbohydrate 34.4g 13%, Dietary Fiber 3.2g 12%, Total Sugars 24.8g, Protein 1.8g, Vitamin D 0mcg 0%, Calcium 63mg 5%, Iron 1mg 4%, Potassium 318mg 7%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Preparation of Caramelized Onions

Peel the onions, wash them and slice them into not too thin wedges. All types of onions are fine for this recipe: I have used white ones, but red or blond ones will also be good. Transfer the onions to a saucepan and add the wine and water, then put a pinch of salt, a drizzle of olive oil and pepper according to your tastes. Turn on the heat and set it to the minimum and cook the onions for about 30 minutes in total. After about 20 – 25 minutes the onions will be tender and almost “transparent” and the cooking base will have dried out almost completely; at this point add the brown sugar and continue cooking for another 5 – 10 minutes.

When the cooking base thickens further becoming similar to “honey”, the caramelized onions will be ready! Turn off the heat, let them cool for half an hour and they will be ready to be enjoyed! They are excellent to accompany aged cheeses or grilled meat and sausage.

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