Caramelized Onion Biscuits

Caramelized Onion Biscuits

Diana Rattray

  • Total: 27 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 10 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
220 Calories
14g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 220
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 576mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 3g
Calcium 164mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Caramelized onions make these delicious biscuits slightly sweet and moist, and they are wonderful with a variety of spreads. Use an herb butter, a cream cheese spread, or your favorite chutney or hot pepper jelly on the biscuits, or use them as sandwiches with slices of roast beef, ham, or chicken.

Use a small biscuit cutter to make mini biscuits. The onion flavor makes the biscuits them an excellent base for mini pulled pork or roast beef appetizer sandwiches.

It's an easy, basic biscuit recipe, and you can cook the onions a day in advance. Refrigerate them and make the biscuits the next day.


  • 8 tablespoons butter (cold, divided)
  • 2 medium onions (chopped, sweet onions or yellow onions)
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 10 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk (low fat is fine)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a skillet over medium-low heat, cook the onions in 3 tablespoons of butter, stirring frequently, until very soft and golden brown. Watch carefully and turn the heat down if the onions brown too quickly. Set aside and let cool.

  3. Heat the oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir with a spoon or whisk to blend thoroughly. Cut the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter into smaller pieces and work into the dry ingredients using fingers or a pastry blender until the mixture resembles crumbs.

  5. Add the milk and onions  (including their melted butter used to cook the onions). Stir gently until all ingredients are moistened. On a floured surface, pat the soft dough out into a circle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out with biscuit cutters and arrange on the prepared baking sheet.

  6. Bake the onion biscuits for about 10 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown. If desired, brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter while they're hot.

  7. Makes about 10 standard sized biscuits. Or, about 12 to 16 with smaller (1 1/2- to 2-inch) biscuit cutters.