No flavor combination works better in almost every application than cheese and onion. However, calling a dish “cheese and onion” always makes it sound a little bit childish.
Well, this isn’t a cheese and onion pie; it’s a Scalloped Onion pie, thank you very much, and it is incredibly delicious.
Scalloped Onion Pie
This Scalloped Onion Pie recipe not only utilizes the classic flavor pairing of cheese and onions but does it in a way that still leaves you with a crisp, flaky pastry and a gooey inside.
Perfect as a side dish or just as a meal in its own right, this simple meal is not only budget friendly, but it is easy to make and delicious as well.
Scalloped Onion Pie Ingredients
Make sure to see the exact quantities down in the recipe card below.
- Premade Pie dough
- Large onions
- Salted butter
- Salted butter
- Sharp cheese (cheddar is great here)
- Salt & pepper
How To Make Scalloped Onion Pie
- Line, a pie plate with your pastry, reserving some for the top
- Sautee the onions for 15 minutes in the salted butter
- Place the onions into the pie crust
- In a small saucepan, start the white sauce by mixing flour with melted butter
- Mix in the milk slowly, making a béchamel
- Heat until thickened, and then stir in the cheese and season
- Pour the cheese sauce over the onions, coating everything evenly
- top with your reserved pie crust, pinch seames to seal, and ensure you cut vents for steam to escape
- Bake at 450 Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, then cook for a further 35 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit
- Once the pastry is browned and filling set, remove to cool, serve and enjoy
What Kind Of Onions Are Best For This Onion Pie?
While most people are probably used to only using one type of onions, there are actually as many different types of onions as there are apples.
This recipe is a traditional way to use up extra onions, so it makes sense that they were traditionally made using the most common variety, the large yellow onions that you find in every supermarket.
However, you don’t have to feel obligated to only use yellow onions – use whatever onions you like!
You could use red onions to make the whole pie have a lovely red / purple color, as well as giving it a deeply rich sweetness. Or, if you live in Georgia or somewhere you can easily get them, try using Vidalia or other types of sweet onions to get an almost dessert-pie taste.
Basically, just choose whichever onions you like best – just remember to maybe season the sweeter onions with a bit more salt to help counteract an overpowering sweetness they might bring to the table.
How To Serve This Scalloped Onion Pie
This onion pie is a perfect way to not only use up leftover onions but also to help stretch meals in harder times.
If you are just making this to enjoy some tasty cheese and onion filling, then feel free to serve it either as a main course or a side dish.
Served as a main, it would probably need something a little extra on the side to help bulk it out for a full meal.
As a side dish, though, it can serve as both the carbs and the vegetables for a regular dinner. This would go perfectly alongside a big piece of steak or a roast dinner, lending a nice bit hit of savory sweetness and creaminess to your main dish.
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Scalloped Onion Pie
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Cook Time
- 45 minutes
- Total Time
- 50 minutes
- Side Dish
- Karlynn Johnston
- premade pie dough top and bottom crusts
- 5 large yellow onions sliced enough to fill the pie plate once cooked
- 1 tablespoon salted butter
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 3/4 cup of milk
- 3/4 cup grated sharp cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper to taste
- Prepare pastry and line a 9 inch pie plate. Reserve pastry for the top.
- Place one tablespoon of butter in a frying pan and sautee the onions for 15-20 minutes until tender. Let onions cool and remove any extra liquid.
- Place the onions into the pie plate.
- Prepare the white sauce. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour and mix together.
- Mix in the milk slowly, combining until there are no lumps.
- Heat the liquid until it's thickened. Stir in the cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour the cheese sauce over the onions in the dish evenly.
- Place the top pie crust on top, pinch seams to seal and cut vents for steam.
- Bake at 450 degrees on the bottom rack in your oven for 10 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to 350 and cook another 35 minutes, until the pie is nicely browned and the filling is set..
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.