This dish is a hit with kids as well as adults. It has been on our Thanksgiving and Christmas tables ever since I can remember, and that's a long time! Sliced onions are baked with a rich Cheddar cheese sauce and sprinkled with paprika.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 3 pounds onions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 dash paprika
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 3 quart casserole dish.
Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Stir in onions; cook until tender but still firm. Drain.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the flour and continue stirring until golden brown. Pour in the milk and allow the mixture to thicken. Mix in the cheese, allowing it to melt.
Arrange onions in casserole dish and cover with cheese mixture; sprinkle with paprika.
Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until heated through and bubbling around edges.