Stuffed Sweet Onions

Recipe Summary

  • Preparation: Easy
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 3 quarts water
  • 4 medium Mayan Sweet Onions, peeled
  • 1 tsp green onion, chopped
  • 1½ tsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 6 tsp unsalted butter, divided
  • ½ cup fully cooked lean ham, chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp celery seed
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ cup soft bread crumbs, divided


  • In a large saucepan, bring water to boil. Add sweet 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; using a melon baller, carefully hollow out, leaving a ½ inch shell. Chop removed onion.
  • In a nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook the chopped sweet onion, green onion and parsley in 4 Tbsp 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 ¼ cup bread crumbs; heat through. Stuff into onion shells.
  • Melt remaining butter; toss with remaining bread crumbs. Sprinkle over stuffing. Broil 6 inches from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned and onions are heated through.

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