Onion Scones

Onion Scones

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
148 Calories
7g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 148
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 419mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 160mg 12%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 82mg 2%
*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.)

These savory and tender Onion Scones are really best served right out of the oven, slathered with butter. They are delicious served with any soup or stew, or as part of a bread tray for brunch for those who would rather eat something that is not so sweet. Scones are quick breads, but the dough is stiffer so it is just formed into a round on a baking sheet, cut into wedges, and baked.

This is a great recipe for beginning cooks to make because it's so easy. You don't have to cut shortening into flour and there's no messing around with measurements. 


  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 1/3 cup green onion , chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup light cream

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients together.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the yellow onion, green onions, garlic, and butter. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, then stir this mixture.

  4. Microwave for another 1 to 2 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Remove the bowl from the microwave and let the vegetables cool for 10 minutes.

  5. Combine the flour, cheese, sugar, baking powder, pepper, and salt in a large bowl and stir to mix.

  6. Add the sautéed onion mixture to the flour mixture along with all of the melted butter, light cream, and egg. Stir just until combined with a spoon.

  7. Gently press the dough together with your hands to form a ball.

  8. On an ungreased cookie sheet, press the dough into an 8-inch circle. Cut the circle into 8 wedges, like you were cutting a pie. Separate the wedges slightly.

  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the scones are lightly browned.

  10. Brush with more melted butter and serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • The amount of baking powder is correct; one tablespoon. Be sure to use baking powder, NOT baking soda, or the recipe will not work. That's a common mistake made in baking. Baking powder is made of baking soda plus an acid, so the soda will foam and add air bubbles to the batter.