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a bowl full of creamed pearl onions

Creamed Pearl Onions

Michelle Boulé
Make a favorite traditional side dish with this recipe for Creamed Pearl Onions. Perfect for the holidays or just a night in.
4.55 from 20 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 178 kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Saute Pan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Chef's Knife


  • 4 Cups Pearl Onions
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • ¾ Cup Chicken Broth
  • ¾ Cup Half and Half
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Parsley Minced
  • 3 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese Grated


  • Bring a large pot of water (8 cups) to boil. Add pearl onions and boil until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Remove onions, drain and peel. Set aside for later. If using frozen onions, boil onions until no longer frozen. Remove onions and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to create a roux and cook until bubbling. Stir in broth and half and half until smooth. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Fold in parsley and cheese.
  • Add onions to cream mixture and toss to coat. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Adapted from Taste of Home and an old family recipe


Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 218mgPotassium: 307mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 512IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Creamed Pearl Onions
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