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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

Katerina | Diethood
Filled with Italian sausage, tomatoes, and cheese, these Stuffed Onions are the perfect, most delicious side dish to any meal!
Servings : 12 serves
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cut 1/4-inch slice from top of each onion; trim small amount from bottom end so onion stands upright.
  • Place half of onions in 8x8-inch microwave-safe dish; add 1/2 cup water and cover.
  • Microwave on HIGH for 12 minutes, or until onions are tender.
  • Carefully remove onions from dish and cool slightly.
  • Repeat with remaining onions and water.
  • 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.
  • Chop and reserve 1 cup of the onion. Set aside remaining onion for another use.
  • Spray 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place 1 cup tomato sauce in bottom of dish.
  • Arrange prepared onion shells over tomato sauce; sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add sausage; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • Add reserved 1 cup chopped onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Stir in undrained tomatoes, remaining tomato sauce, 1/2 cup cheese and bread crumbs; stir to combine.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared onion shells.
  • Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top of the onions.
  • Serve onions with a little sauce from the dish.


Serving: 1 Onion | Calories: 190 kcal | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Protein: 10 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 23 mg | Sodium: 280 mg | Potassium: 473 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 16 g | Vitamin A: 20 IU | Vitamin C: 16.7 mg | Calcium: 96 mg | Iron: 1.3 mg | Net Carbs: 24 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef recipes, side dish recipes, stuffed onions