clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
A plate of smoked onions with char marks.

Smoked Onions

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star No reviews
  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Smoker
  • Cuisine: American


Smoked Onions – an easy + simple smoked onions recipe that is the perfect addition to your favorite burger or salad recipe!


  • 1 sweet yellow onion
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt


  1. Preheat smoker to 225 degrees F. and ensure grill grates are clean.
  2. Slice onion into 1/4-1/2 inch slices. 
  3. Brush both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with some kosher salt.
  4. Place sliced onions directly on the grill grates and close the lid.
  5. Smoke for 45-60 minutes and then remove.
  6. Optional Sear: if you want to get a nice char on your onions after smoking, sear them on the smoker at 500 degrees F (or you can do this in a cast iron skillet or gas grill). 
  7. Use onions in our French Onion Dip or on your favorite burger!