Stuffed Sweet Onions

A filling of savory ham and herbed bread crumbs makes the onions a decadent accompaniment to any meal.

| April/May 2006

Quick look

  • prep 30 min    cook 5 min
  • serves 4
Stuffed Sweet Onions

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts water
  • 4 medium sweet onions, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 6 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped fully cooked lean ham
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs, divided

    How to make it  35 minutes


  • 1

    In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add onions; cover and boil for 9-11 minutes or until tender. Drain; cool for 5 minutes. Cut a thin slice off the top of each onion; carefully hollow out, leaving a 1/2-in. shell. Chop removed onion.

  • 2

    In a nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook the chopped onion, green onion and parsley in 4 teaspoons butter for 3 minutes. Add the ham, salt, pepper, celery seed and garlic powder; cook until onions are tender and ham is lightly browned. Stir in 1/4 cup bread crumbs; heat through. Stuff into onion shells.

  • 3

    Melt remaining butter; toss with remaining bread crumbs. Sprinkle over stuffing. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned and onions are heated through.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 158
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 26
  • Sodium: 597mg
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g

Diabetic exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat