Stuffed smoked garlic onion

Serves 1 - 2 Prep time 45 mins


You've got to like onions and garlic a lot for this one but then this is the Garlic Farm website and you wouldn't be here if you didn't would you?
Completely delicious and unique. Send us your feedback! 



  • 1 large onion (peeled)
  • 1-2 cloves Isle of Wight Smoked Garlic (finely diced)
  • 2 oz Basmati Rice (boiled)
  • 1 rasher smoked Bacon (finely sliced into strips) (optional)
  • 1 Flat Cap Mushroom (finely diced)
  • Handful of flat leaf parsley (finely chopped)
  • Groundnut Oil for frying
  • 2 oz Grated Mature Cheddar
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper



  1. Preheat oven to GM4 180°C (This will take at least 15 minutes)
  2. Remove the top of the onion and scoop out the inside leaving ½ inch at the base.
  3. Chop up the scooped onion very finely.
  4. Preheat a sauté pan with the oil.
  5. Add the onion and fry on a medium heat until translucent.
  6. Add the garlic and combine for 1 minute.
  7. Add the bacon and sauté for 1 minute.
  8. Add the rice and mushrooms and combine for 3-4 minutes being careful not to brown.
  9. Remove from the heat, add the parsley and season to taste.
  10. Place hollowed onion on a baking tray (if it won't stand up then take a little slice from the bottom) and fill with the stuffing mixture.
  11. Sprinkle with the grated cheese. Pop the top back on pushing down if necessary (it will probably be necessary!)
  12. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the onion. (Reduce cooking time for fan assisted ovens).
  13. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 4-5 minutes (believe me this is necessary if you don't want to take the skin off your mouth!)
  14. Serve with a reduced Balsamic dressing and a mixed leaf salad.
  15. This is not a recipe for Valentine's Day! unless you are both having it but it makes a FABULOUS starter. Happy cooking.