Smoked onions are soft and buttery onions that have a deep and rich flavor. These smoked roots make for amazing burger toppings and onions to add to your dips.
I have always had a love of cooked onions. I’m not a huge fan of raw onions but cooked onions are my jam. And, these smoky and soft onions top my list of favorites.
Did you know that onions are filled with nutrients that our bodies need? These small roots pack Vitamin C, and Vitamin B. Both of these vitamins are great for our bodies and help us feel out best. When healthy tastes as delicious as these smoked onions do, it’s not hard at all to eat foods that are good for you.
This simple recipe only requires four simple ingredients. It’s amazing how these four ingredients can bring such a delicious and powerful flavor.
- yellow onions
- olive oil
See the recipe card below for quantities.
How to Smoke an Onion
To make these easy and flavorful onions you only need to follow these four simple steps. Then you have soft onions to use for burgers and dips or side dishes.
Step 1: Prep your onions and preheat your smoker
Cut off the tops and bottoms of your onions and then peel off the outer skin. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees.
Step 2: Season your onions
Place onions in a foil pan and drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Smoke your onions
Add the onions to the smoker. Smoke for 1 hour on 225 degrees.
Step 4: Cover the onions and smoke again
Enclose in the foil and cook for about 2 hours until the onions are softened.
Hint: Use a disposable foil pan when smoking food, it makes cleaning up so much easier.
Don’t have the correct ingredients on hand? Or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change these smoked onions.
- Onions – I used yellow onions, but you could also use sweet onions.
- Butter – use butter in place of oil for a sweeter taste.
Want to personalize this smoked onion recipe? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Vinegar – want to add some additional flavor to your onions? smoke them with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.
- Garlic– top your onions when you are smoking them with minced garlic for additional flavor.
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You only need three basic kitchen tools to make these healthy and flavorful onions.
- Knife and cutting board
- Foil Pan
Store your smoked onions in the fridge for up to one week in an airtight container.
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Do you have questions about smoked onions? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about Traeger smoked onions.
Reheat in the microwave for one minutes. Or in the oven in a pan at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
Yes, you can freeze these cooked onions for up to three months.
Yes, you can double this recipe without adding additional cooking time.
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- Foil pan
- 2 lb yellow onions
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Peeled and cut root/tops of onions off
- Place onions on a piece of foil and drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Add the onions to the smoker.
- Smoke for 1 hour on medium (225 degrees).
- Enclose in the foil and cook for about 2 hours until the onions are softened.