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Vegan Caramelized Onions

Vegan Caramelized Onions are the way to make just about any dish sing! Use them in a variety of vegan recipes, like my Vegan French Onion Dip or as a vegan pizza topping!

Course Garnishment
Cuisine French, Italian, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword caramelized onions, slow cooked onions, vegan caramelized onions
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 2 pizza


  • 2 yellow onions
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Slice the onions in half at the root end. Peel the skin and the outermost layers and discard.

  2. Slice each onion half into thin slices.

  3. Preheat a large, deep-sided skillet. When hot, add the vegan butter and heat until melted.

  4. Add the onions and the salt to the pan and stir until coated. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover the onions. Stir the onions every 5-8 minutes to avoid burning.

  5. Remove the cover after 20 minutes. Stir the onions and continue to cook them on medium-low heat for an additional 20 minutes. Stir the onions every 5-8 minutes.

  6. After 20 minutes, check the onions. They should be deep brown and creamy, but not crispy. If necessary, add 1-2 tbsp of water to add moisture. Continue to cook the onions for an additional 15-20 minutes. Stirring every few minutes to avoid burning.