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Swiss Sweet Onion Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour


6 servings

I think this is a great side dish for barbecued chicken or ribs. Sweet onions are available most of the year, so don't substitute another type of onion...the dish will not be as fantastic.—Madeline Etzkorn, Burien, Washington
Swiss Sweet Onion Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 8 cups sliced sweet onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onions in butter until tender. Remove from the heat; stir in the cooked rice, cheese, cream, salt and nutmeg. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until golden brown.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked casserole; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 325°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 285 calories, 12g fat (8g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.

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