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Caramelized Onion Spread

Little Home in the Making
This Caramelized Onion Spread lends an incredible flavor to a variety of uses and can be made ahead of time! A little goes a long way.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 52 kcal


  • 2 tbsp. Salted Butter
  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 medium Yellow Onions peeled and minced fine
  • pinch Mineral Salt


  • Prepare your onions by mincing them finely with a knife or use a food processor as a shortcut. The pieces should be smaller than your pinky finger nail.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter with the olive oil.
  • Once the butter is melted and the olive oil is shimmering, add the minced onion and stir well to coat.
  • Cook the onion for 10 minutes, stirring very frequently to prevent burning with a silicone spatula or wooden spoon.
  • After 10 minutes, reduce the heat to low and add a pinch of salt. Stir well.
  • Cook the onions for an additional 35-45 minutes, stirring often, until they are a deep golden color and have a sweet taste. This is a recipe that takes a lot of time and attention, although it is very simple to do. I suggest preparing this while doing dishes or working in the kitchen, as you sort of have to nurse the onions to ensure they do not burn. Just give them a nice stir each time you walk by the stove.
  • Once the onions are cooked through, cool slightly in the pan, then transfer to a small jar (a half pint size should do). Once the onions are completely cool, add a lid to the jar and store in the fridge for up to one week.


Per 1 Serving (approximately 1 tbsp): Calories: 52 | Fat: 4g | Carbs: 3g | Fiber: 1g | Net Carbs: 2g | Protein: 0g
Nutritional Information is an estimate and is calculated using My Fitness Pal. 
Keyword 3 Ingredient, Condiment, From Scratch, Low Carb, Onions, Spread