In the kitchen with Kelley: Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are simply delicious, but who has time to fix them — especially on a busy weeknight? Here’s a solution: Cook them in your slow cooker. It’s so simple. And caramelized onions are freezable, too. So you can fix a big batch, spoon some onto burgers or sandwiches or whatever for dinner and freeze the rest in portion-sized freezable bags or containers.

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions


3 to 5 pounds onions, peeled and cut into thin slices
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon Sea Salt


1. Place onions in the slow cooker, filling it three-quarters of the way full.
2. Drizzle olive oil and salt over the onions and toss to coat evenly.
3. Cook on low for 12 to 14 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions (6 serving)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 146.1, Total Fat 7.4 g, Saturated Fat 1.1 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 5.1 g, Cholesterol 0.0 mg, Sodium 200.6 mg, Potassium 355.9 mg, Total Carbohydrate 19.6 g, Dietary Fiber 4.1 g, Sugars 0.0 g, Protein 2.6 g

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Kelley Martin

By Kelley Martin

Kelley Martin is an award-winning journalist who has been covering the news for more than 20 years. She cooks for her family, and she shares recipes with the readers of Easy Health Options™.