Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions Recipe – Easy & Delicious!

Many recipes are enhanced with the addition of Caramelized Onions and many times the making of these Caramelized Onions is what slows down the cooking time of the meal.  So here is an easy, slow cooker caramelized onions recipe, to speed up your meals by making a large batch ahead of time.  In my opinion, there is no difference between weekday and weekend cooking.  In this household everyday is busy and there is only time for quick easy meals that the majority of the family will eat consistently.  #BusyDayMeals #HappyCookingSlow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions Recipe


  • 2-3 pounds of yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. Slice the onions in 1/8 inch rings.
  2. Place in the slow cooker and toss with 2 tablespoons of EVOO.
  3. Toss with a pinch of salt.
  4. Top with 3 pats of butter.
  5. Set the slow cooker on low for 10 hours.
  6. After 5 hours toss the onions.
  7. Continue cooking for another 5 hours.
  8. Drain the onions and place in an air tight container.
  9. Place juices in an ice cube tray and freeze for future recipes.

Storing Tips:

Refrigerator:  If you are going to use your delicious caramelized onions in the next three days, please store in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator and use as you wish.

Freezer:  Caramelized Onions can be stored in the freezer for a couple of months.  Place the caramelized onions in an ice cube tray or muffin pans, freeze, and, once they are frozen, place them in freezer safe plastic bags for up to three months.

This week I added onions to a Baked Potato Pie and Breakfast Potatoes.  I also froze some for a later date and time.  Below is a list of some possible uses for the caramelized onions.  Would love to know what you would use these for, please comment below and share with all of us.  If you have a photo you would like to share, find me on Instagram and tag me in your photo.  @CEOoftheHouse #Happy Cooking

  • Dips
  • Bruschetta
  • Soups
  • Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions
  • Quesadillas
  • Pizza
  • Breakfast Potatoes
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Pasta
  • Cheese Steak
  • Burgers
  • Steaks

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