Stuffed onions Ligurian style

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Cipolle ripiene alla ligure

Are you ready for a culinary trip to the beautiful Ligurian coast? Then our traditional recipe for delicious Ligurian-style stuffed onions might be just the thing for you!

These are filled with a delicious mixture of potatoes, zucchinis, parmesan and mortadella, sprinkled with breadcrumbs and baked until golden brown. The result is a dish that is both hearty and very aromatic. Serve them as a tasty little starter at a special dinner, or serve them as a side dish with fish and meat. The stuffed onions are sure to delight you!

Gefüllte Zwiebeln nach ligurischer Art
5 from 3 ratings
Golden-brown baked onions with a delicious filling
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 447kcal
Prep: 50 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 447kcal
Prep: 50 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients list


  • First, bring a large pan with plenty of salted water to the boil.
  • In the meantime, peel the onions and cut them in half lengthways. Then place in the boiling water and blanch for 5 minutes.
    4 white onions
  • Then remove with a slotted spoon and leave to drain. Now separate the onion layers, save the onion hearts and leave everything to cool briefly.
  • Meanwhile, peel the potatoes, cut into small pieces and cook in boiling water until soft. Wash the zucchinis and remove the ends. Cut into small cubes and add to the potatoes for the last 10 minutes. Add the onion hearts 5 minutes before the end.
    600 g potatoes, 300 g zucchinis
  • Drain the vegetables in a sieve. Then place in a large bowl, mash to a soft paste with a potato masher and leave to cool briefly.
  • Finely chop the mortadella and add to the vegetable mash together with the grated parmesan and the egg.
    50 g mortadella, 60 g parmesan cheese, 1 egg
  • Now season with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg, add a dash of olive oil and mix everything thoroughly.
  • Preheat the static oven to 200°C/390°F and prepare a baking dish greased with olive oil.
  • In the meantime, fill the onion skins with the prepared mixture and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Place the stuffed onions in the oven dish, place in the oven and bake for approx. 20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Finally, remove and serve hot as a starter or side dish.
    Buon appetito!
Calories: 447kcal (22%)Carbohydrates: 64g (21%)Protein: 21g (42%)Fat: 13g (20%)Saturated fatty acids: 6g (30%)Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 1gMonounsaturated fatty acids: 5gTrans fatty acids: 0.01gCholesterol: 69mg (23%)

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