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Onion Pie

My grandmother and mother always make onion pie during the holidays, but it's good anytime. This is a savory side dish that you can serve with almost any meat or main course. It's especially good with roast beef. —Mary West, Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 6 to 8 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley


  • In a large skillet, saute onions in oil until soft but not browned; drain well. In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Stir in the bread crumbs, cheese, parsley and onions.
  • Place in a greased 10-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes.
Editor's Note
To make soft bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until crumbs form. One slice of bread yields 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbs.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 170 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 163mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Ilene
    Oct 12, 2020

    Just tried this. So delicious! I halved the recipe and baked it in a small cast iron skillet. I added 2 cloves of minced garlic to the onions and used Herbes de Provence instead of parsley. Added extra cheese at the end sprinkled over the top. Yummy!

  • Marcia
    Aug 30, 2020

    I used sweet onions and added some fresh rosemary to them while cooking them.

  • Donna
    Jul 7, 2020

    Good use of onions before they go soft or bad. Followed Lizdy's suggestions of using butter and salt. Used dried parsley but could have used some kind of spice to kick it up a notch so will experiment next time.

  • Arleen
    Oct 7, 2019

    I absolutely LOVE (raw) onions...not so much cooked onions; however, I wanted to try this and my husband and I decided this is a KEEPER!! We had it as a side with steak and I had 2 pieces (and less steak--cut the steak up for our Golden). Easy and delicious! THANK YOU!

  • Rachael
    Oct 5, 2019

    Five Stars! I wasn't sure I'd like this (so many onions) but put together with the other ingredients and baked.. YUM.. and easy to make as well.

  • KookieB
    Sep 29, 2019

    Easy and very tasty! First time making just as recipe states. Served with a green salad

  • jccc61
    Sep 29, 2019

    It looks very good. What would one serve this with ?

  • Melody
    Sep 29, 2019

    What kind of onions are recommended?

  • bnrudy
    Jul 31, 2019

    Do you serve it warm, cold or at room temp?

  • Hanson13nd
    Oct 24, 2015

    Just Made Tonight, they L aught when i said what I was Making, But Everyone liked and Finished it. Best Onion Pie I've ever had. Was Out of Fresh Parsley so Used Dried Equivalent 2 TBSP 1 TSP of Regular Dried Parsley