12 Vidalia Onion Recipes Will Change Your Mind About Onions

Vidalia Onions are sweet onions that are grown in one of twenty special Georgia counties. The sweet Vidalia onion is slightly similar to the walla walla or white onion due to its textures, and slightly sweeter flavors. If you've only ever cooked with yellow onions, it's time to try some Vidalia onion recipes. Vidalia onions are usually sold in most grocery stores and their growing season is April through August. While chives and pearl onions are great garnishes, Vidalia onions are great in dishes that need a hint of sweetness, like pork chops, potato casseroles, and a multitude of slow cooker dishes. Whether you saute them or make them extra crispy, Vidalias are a great way to spice up an otherwise bland dish.

12 Vidalia Onion Recipes

?1. Onion Rings

Vidalia onion rings are great because they are crunchy and sweet. These make a perfect side dish for burgers and steaks.

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2. Baked Vidalia Onion Recipe

Baked onions are super easy to cook and only require an onion, 1-2 tablespoons butter, and a bouillon cube of your choice.

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3. Vidalia Onion Soup

This is a fun twist on the classic French onion soup. The sweet Vidalia gives the soup a richer flavor.

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4. Vidalia Onion French Onion Soup Casserole

This is a play on French onion soup, but baked into a gooey casserole. Is there anything better?

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5. Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Make this a lighter version of mashed potatoes by substituting chicken broth for the milk. The flavor comes from the sweet caramelized onions and black pepper.

6. Strawberry Spinach Salad

Looking for a veggie appetizer using onions? Look no further than this refreshing salad. The Vidalia onion is shredded up and added to the tangy dressing. Add some blue cheese and chopped pecans for texture.

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7. Vidalia Onion Dip

This rich and cheesy dip calls for unsalted butter, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese and Monterrey jack cheese. It is ooey gooey and delicious.

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8. Vidalia Onion Casserole

There's nothing more comforting than a warm and hearty casserole. This onion casserole has cheddar cheese and butter crackers. It is so filling it could easily be a main dish.

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9. Sweet Potato Onion Gratin

Vidalia onion and sweet potatoes are both sweet and pair perfectly in a bubbly gratin. You'll need a baking dish to layer the onions and sweet potatoes to get the golden brown crust.

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10. Green Beans and Caramelized Vidalia Onions

This is a simple side dish using only green beans, onions, brown sugar, and vinegar.

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11. Grilled Vidalia Onion Recipe

Grilling is not longer just for meat. Vidalia onions are great on the grill because it brings out more of their sweetness.

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12. Balsamic Roasted Onions

While the recipe calls for white onion, you can sub in Vidalia if they're in season for a sweet and savory bite.

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