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roasted green onions on a platter with polenta and cheese

Roasted Green Onions (Roasted Scallions)

Incredibly flavorsome roasted green onions or roasted scallions, which can be served as a side dish or on a bed of creamy polenta with cheese.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 444kcal
Author Adina


  • Green onions See note:
  • 2 bunches green onions scallions or spring onions
  • ½ teaspoon hot paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • Polenta optional:
  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz/ 1 cup polenta
  • 400 ml/ 13.5 fl.oz/ 1 ¾ cups milk
  • 500 ml/ 17 fl.oz/ 2 ¼ cups water
  • fine sea salt to taste
  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz feta cheese sheep or cow
  • a few tablespoons of single cream to drizzle on top


Roasted green onions:

  • Preheat the oven to 210 degrees Celsius/ 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Top and tail the green onions, leaving the trimmed green tops on. Wash them and pat them dry. Slice the onions lengthwise in half.
  • Whisk together both kinds of paprika and olive oil. Massage the onions with the mixture and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Sprinkle with coarse salt and roast for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.


  • Heat the milk and the water in a large pot. Add salt to taste, about 1 teaspoon. Just before the liquid starts to boil, add the polenta slowly while stirring all the time.
  • Cook the polenta according to the packet's instructions, mine takes about 40 minutes but the cooking times can differ a lot.
  • Pour the polenta on a platter, arrange the onions on top, sprinkle with cheese, and drizzle with a little bit of cream, if desired.



The roasted green onions can be served as a side dish for many mains. The polenta is optional, but such a great combination.


Serving: 1/2 of the dish | Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 2921mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g