Stuffed baked onions

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Stuffed baked onions

Simple flavours – onion and smoked cheese – that combine perfectly for a dish that complements practically all main courses.

  • Prep Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5


  • 10 medium onions
  • 60 g (2 oz) scamorza affumicata (or another smoked cheese)
  • 60 g (2 oz) fontina (or another melty cheese such as Gruyère)
  • Breadcrumbs


  1. Peel and boil the onions until tender but not mushy (about 10-15 minutes).
  2. Leave to cool. Halve the onions and remove the inner third of the flesh.
  3. Finely mince the onion centres with the cheese, adding salt and pepper.
  4. Use this mixture to fill the holes in the onions and to cover them.
  5. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and a little olive oil.
  6. Bake at 180°C/350°F for 15 minutes or until browned on top.

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