Go Back
+ servings
Italian Sausage Stuffed Onions - Filled with Italian sausage, tomatoes, and cheese, these Stuffed Onions are the perfect, most delicious side dish to any meal.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Onions Recipe

Filled with Italian sausage, tomatoes, and cheese, these Stuffed Onions are the perfect, most delicious side dish to any meal!
Blue: 7   Green: 7   Purple: 7   Freestyle: 3
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 serves
Calories 190 kcal


  • 12 medium sweet onions (about 5-pounds)
  • 1 cup water , divided
  • 1 can (15 oz) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 ounces Lean Sweet (or hot) Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese , divided
  • 1/2 cup panko-style bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut 1/4-inch slice from top of each onion; trim small amount from bottom end so onion stands upright.
  3. Place half of onions in 8x8-inch microwave-safe dish; add 1/2 cup water and cover.
  4. Microwave on HIGH for 12 minutes, or until onions are tender.
  5. Carefully remove onions from dish and cool slightly.
  6. Repeat with remaining onions and water.
  7. When cool enough to handle, carefully remove inner layers of onions with paring knife, leaving about a 1/4-inch onion shell. I removed about 3 to 4 layers from each onion, depending on the size of the onion.
  8. Chop and reserve 1 cup of the onion. Set aside remaining onion for another use.
  9. Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  10. Place 1 cup tomato sauce in bottom of dish.
  11. Arrange prepared onion shells over tomato sauce; sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.
  12. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  13. Add sausage; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  14. Add reserved 1 cup chopped onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant.
  15. Stir in undrained tomatoes, remaining tomato sauce, 1/2 cup cheese and bread crumbs; stir to combine.
  16. Spoon mixture into prepared onion shells.
  17. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.
  18. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.
  19. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top of the onions.
  20. Serve onions with a little sauce from the dish.
Nutrition Facts
Italian Sausage Stuffed Onions Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 Onion)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 280mg12%
Potassium 473mg14%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.