Sweet Onion Blossom

This unique side dish is a beautiful addition to a romantic meal.

from Cooking for 2

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  • prep 5 min    cook 65 min
  • serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 small Vidalia or sweet onion
  • 2 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

    How to make it  1 hour, 10 minutes


  • 1

    Cut onion into 1/4-in. slices to within 1 in. of bottom. Repeat cuts in opposite direction. Place in an ungreased 2-cup baking dish. Top with 1 teaspoon butter.

  • 2

    Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 60-70 minutes or until tender (cover with foil if top browns too quickly).

  • 3

    Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 3-4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

  • 4

    Meanwhile, in a small skillet, sauté mushrooms in remaining butter until tender; keep warm.

  • 5

    Place asparagus in a steamer basket; place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender.

  • 6

    Place onion on a serving plate; spoon mushrooms and asparagus around onion.