Vegetable Strata with Red Onions and Gruyere 

Vegetable Strata with Red Onions and Gruyere 

There’s nothing better than a delicious hot breakfast to start your day on the right foot. Having wonderful breakfast and brunch traditions during the holidays or special occasions are lifetime feel good memories. This Vegetable Strata with Red Onions and Gruyere recipe is one everyone will be wanting more of, and talking about for a long time.

Vegetable Strata with Red Onions and Gruyere 

This strata is loaded with colorful veggies and topped with flavorful diced red onion. Strata is a great addition to a breakfast or brunch because it’s easy to throw together whether you have planned for weeks or your guests arrive at the last minute. You can even make it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator, then bake just before serving on a busy morning.  

Sourdough bread creates a delicious base for the breakfast, but remember that strata is an anything-goes kind of recipe. Feel free to swap out the sourdough for your favorite whole grain bread. White cheddar, Gouda, or Swiss are other great options if you don’t prefer gruyere cheese. You can even add a half cup of cooked and chopped bacon or ham to put your own twist on it.  

Vegetable Strata with Red Onions and Gruyere 

Makes:  8 servings 

Prep Time:  15 minutes 

Bake Time:  55 minutes 


8 cups cubed sourdough bread
1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli florets
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup diced white button mushrooms
1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
1 medium red onion, diced (about 1 cup)
6 large eggs 

3 cups whole or low-fat milk
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a casserole dish, about 9-by-13-inches, with butter or non-stick cooking spray.   

Place the bread cubes in the casserole dish. Sprinkle the broccoli, carrots, and mushrooms over the bread. Next spread the cheese over the top, and then the onion.  

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sea salt, and pepper. Pour the liquid into the casserole dish and gently press down on the bread cubes to soak them with the liquid.  

Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, until it bubbles around the edges and the corners of any exposed bread start to brown. Let sit 5 minutes before cutting to serve.  

Looking for the perfect breakfast or brunch this Vegetable Strata with Red Onions and Gruyere is an AMAZING choice!

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Delicious Dinner Breads and Rolls with Onions

One of our favorite things to compliment a meal is savory hot rolls and bread. With all the fabulous holiday food there is nothing better that can compare to delicious dinner breads and rolls with onions. Bread is the perfect comfort food, adding in the aromatic flavors of onions makes them an amazing side to any dish.

 If you want to shake things up at your dinner table serve up one of these AMAZING and Delicious Dinner Breads and Rolls with Onions.

A Round-up of Delicious Dinner Breads and Rolls with Onions 

There are so many fantastic rolls and breads to go with dinner we think adding onions takes this go to side dish up a few notches. The flavor of onions intensifies and makes a completed wonderful meal for family and friends. We’ve compiled some of our favorite breads and rolls with onions we know you are going to love.  Any of these recipes will add an amazing touch to any feast.

How could anyone resist these Caramelized Onion Buns from the Accidental Happy Baker? We sure couldn’t!

Our friends over at King Arthur Flour have out done themselves with this Onion Buns recipe.

This Irish Soda Bread with Rosemary and Onion from Drizzle and Dip is a gorgeous combination of amazing tastiness.

Steffen’s Dinners have put together a dinner favorite with these Sourdough Onion Rolls.

These Beer Batter Muffins with Caramelized Onions and Parmesan from Good Life Eats are a food masterpiece. You’ll need to make extra, these will be gobbled up quickly.

The Little Epicurean has made onions the delightful focus in these crazy scrumptious Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Rolls.

Every slice of this Onion Cheddar Bread from Try Anything Once Culinary will be a touch of perfection. You can’t go wrong with onions and cheddar!

Savory Sweet Potato and Onion Dinner Rolls

Our very own Savory Sweet Potato and Onion Dinner Rolls have been a big hit at the dinner table this year. Sweet potato and onions, need we say more?

There’s no reason to stick with plain bread and rolls at your next dinner party, holiday or family meal. All of these options will have you and your guests wanting more! The only thing you’ll need to worry about is which recipe to make next.


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Onions – Inflammation Superfood

Nutrition Nugget

Inflammation is the body’s natural protective response to illness, stress and infection; however, some illnesses and diseases cause the body’s immune system to malfunction, leading to chronic inflammation.

Chronic Inflammation can wreck havoc on your health. There's a natural anti-inflammatory that isn't very well known. Onions is an Inflammation Superfood

When inflammation is activated continuously over many years, it can result in excess oxidation and chronic disease. Chronic inflammation is widely accepted as the root cause of major illnesses such as neurological disorders (including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease), obesity, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancer.

As a result of this understanding, professionals in the medical community are embracing anti-inflammatory diets—comprised primarily of plant-based foods—as a key ingredient to promoting healthy aging, delaying the onset of age-related illnesses and promoting optimum health at any age. In animal and human studies, a range of nutrients, phytonutrients, foods and spices reduce markers of inflammation.

Nutrition Nugget: Onions an Inflammation Superfood

Onions – Inflammation Superfood

Do You Know?  Onions are considered an anti-inflammatory food.

Eating them helps to maintain good digestive health that is associated with reduced inflammation. Onions contain the flavonoid quercetin that acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body, inhibits low-density lipoprotein oxidation (an important reaction in the atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease), and protects and regenerates vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant). Quercetin has also been found to reduce inflammation related to metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis in animal studies.

Chronic Inflammation can wreck havoc on your health. There's a natural anti-inflammatory that isn't very well known. Onions is an Inflammation Superfood

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and American Diabetes Month*.  Since inflammation is associated with both of these diseases, may this post be a reminder of the importance diet and lifestyle play in our health and the health of those we care about.  

*National Health Observances (NHOs) are special days, weeks, or months dedicated to raising awareness about important health topics.



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Savory Sweet Potato and Onion Dinner Rolls

Savory Holiday Dinner Rolls 

Nothing completes a holiday meal like warm, soft dinner rolls spread with creamy butter. Our version happens to have a special twist. Want to guess what the extra special ingredient is?  Did you guess onions?  Nope.  Guess again.  

Savory Sweet Potato and Onion Dinner Rolls

 These simple homemade rolls are made with rich sweet potato and studded with finely chopped onions. A touch of fresh rosemary gives them a savory flavor to balance the slight sweetness. They bake into a tender roll we’re certain no one at the table will be able to turn down.  

The mild flavor of yellow onions works best in these rolls, pairing well with the rosemary and sweet potato. To make the sweet potato puree, simply microwave your sweet potato until tender according to your microwave’s instructions. Let it cool until you can handle it. Scoop out the inside into a bowl and stir with a fork until smooth. Be sure to let it cool completely before adding it to the bread dough. 

Serve these Sweet Potato and Onion Dinner Rolls as a side for your holiday meal or as a partner to a hearty soup or salad. They can also work in appetizers as slider buns for burgers and barbecue pork.   

Savory Sweet Potato and Onion Dinner Rolls

Savory Sweet Potato and Onion Dinner Rolls

Makes:  12 rolls 

Prep Time:  20 minutes, plus 1 hour 15 minutes for the dough to rise 

Bake Time:  30 minutes 


¾ cup warm water (105 to 110 degrees F) 

2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet) 

1 tablespoon honey 

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour* 

1/3 cup sweet potato puree (about 1 small sweet potato) 

1 large egg 

1 teaspoon fine sea salt
¼ teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves 

1 cup finely diced yellow onion (about 1 large onion) 

Olive oil to coat the bowl 

1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter 

Savory Sweet Potato and Onion Dinner Rolls


Add the yeast to the warm water. Stir in the honey. Let sit until the yeast blooms, about 5 minutes.  

Add 1 cup of flour to the bowl of an electric mixer fit with the dough hook attachment. Pour in the bloomed yeast and liquid. Mix on low, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the sweet potato puree and the egg. Mix well until all ingredients are combined. Add the salt and rosemary. 

Add another cup of flour. Mix in the onion.  Add the remaining flour a ½ cup at a time and continue to mix on medium-low until a dough comes together into a ball in the center of the bowl. Continue to mix for another minute. 

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Form into a ball. Coat a large bowl with olive oil and place the dough in the bowl. Cover with a dish towel and let rise in a draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.  

Punch down the dough. Knead it back into a ball on a floured surface and cut into 12 equal pieces. Form the pieces into rolls. Place in a greased baking dish about 8-by-10-inches.  

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the baking dish on the stove while the oven heats, and cover with a clean dish towel. Let rise for 15 minutes. 

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the rolls are golden brown and baked through. Remove from the oven and brush with the softened butter. Serve these Sweet Potato and Onion Dinner Rolls warm or at room temperature.  

*More or less flour may be needed as many factors, such as the environment, can affect bread dough. If the dough appears too sticky to work with, add a little more flour a tablespoon or two at a time. If it becomes too dry and won’t stick together, add water a teaspoon at a time. 

Savory Sweet Potato and Onion Dinner Rolls

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Easy & Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes

Sheet pan recipes produce great tasting meals that don’t take a lot of time to prepare. And for that, we are forever grateful! Fall is one of the busiest times of year. We need well-rounded meals, full of flavor that don’t require a ton of time in the kitchen.

Easy & Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes

A Round-up of Easy & Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes

Sheet pan meals are so versatile, plus they are convenient to prepare. They assemble relatively quickly and cook on a single pan, which makes clean up a breeze.

Here are a few of our very favorite sheet pan dinners. Each one is unique and nicely complimented with savory onions. When life is busy, give these simple and quick to prepare meals a try. Let us know which ones become your new favorite.

Easy & Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes for busy nights. Easy savory sheet pan meals with onions.

One Sheet Pan Mediterranean Chicken from the folks over at Sweet and Savory Meals

Easy & Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes for busy nights. Easy savory sheet pan meals with onions.

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas is a combination of tasty flavors from House of Nash Eats.

Easy & Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes for busy nights. Easy savory sheet pan meals with onions.

The Gracious Pantry has made this Clean Eating Sheet Pan Mushroom and Onion Cod Recipe  What a yummy way to eat healthy without sacrificing taste.

Easy & Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes for busy nights. Easy savory sheet pan meals with onions.

This Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggie Dinner from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen is absolutely beautiful.

Easy & Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes for busy nights. Easy savory sheet pan meals with onions.

Nyssa’s Kitchen shows us that sheet pan recipes aren’t just for dinner with their Sheet Pan Eggs with Smoked Salmon. If you’re like us you love breakfast for lunch and dinner too.

Easy & Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes for busy nights. Easy savory sheet pan meals with onions.

This Sheet Pan Low Country “Broil” from I Heart Recipes is an amazing comfort food meal. Your family will be wanting you to make this dinner all the time.

Easy & Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes for busy nights. Easy savory sheet pan meals with onions.

Sheet Pan Green Chile Beef Nachos from How Sweet Eats is a great appetizer, snack or meal. What a fantastic way to shake up traditional nachos!

Sheet Pan Buddha Bowl Single Serving

Sheet Pan-Style Buddha Bowl is one of our own favorite vegetarian meals. A delicious meal everyone can enjoy.

There are so many different ways to make Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes. There are no limits to the various combinations you can come up with. These meals are perfect for busy nights when you still want a good home cooked meal.


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