Low Calorie Caramelized Onions

How To Make Caramelized Onions

In this article you will learn how to make caramelized onions extra low in calories, and extra delicious!. Most recipes for caramelizing onions call for lots of butter (or oil) and lots of white wine. Both ingredients packed full of calories. But in this low calorie caramelized onion recipe, we were able to limit these ingredients and cut calories (and fat!) without changing the flavor.

How To Make Caramelized Onions

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 6 onions any color!
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Low Calorie Caramelized Onions

How To Make Caramelized Onions

Healthy Caramelized Onions Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can prep by chopping the raw veggies and adding to a freezer bag or container. Add any seasonings and store for later in the fridge.
Storage: Leftovers can be frozen for up to a month. But pre-chopped/ uncooked veggies should be stored in the fridge (they will get soggy in the freezer). Will hold for 5 days in the freezer. 
Reheating: Add to a baking sheet and pop in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-20 minutes until hot. You can also microwave for 2 minutes.

Low Calorie Caramelized Onions

How To Make Caramelized Onions

Low Calorie Caramelized Onions

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These low calorie caramelized onions are just 23 calories for 1/2 cup! They are wonderful on burgers, on pizzas, you'll want to add these easy caramelized onions to everything… and they are so low in calories that you can!
Learn how to make caramelized onions in a healthy way, with this simple slow cooked onions recipe.
5 from 22 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course topping
Cuisine American, French
Servings 12 servings
Calories 23 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Slice onions in half then cut the halves vertically into thin slices.
  • Spray saute pan with olive oil and heat over medium heat.
  • Add onions, salt, pepper and thyme, and cook, stirring gently until the onions start to soften.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook onions, stirring every few minutes.
  • Once the onions are a deep golden brown (about 45 minutes), add in the Worcestershire sauce. Mix together and serve or store for later.
  • Caramelized onions will hold in the fridge for up to a week, or you can freeze in an ice cube tray for later use.

Nutrition

Calories: 23kcalCarbohydrates: 5.2gProtein: 0.6gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 198mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 2.4gCalcium: 13mgIron: 0mg
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

Nutrition and Calories in Caramelized Onions

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