Creamed Onions and Sage

Tender, sweet, creamy onions fragrant with the scent and taste of sage.

Creamed Onions and Sage Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Creamed Onions and Sage for 6 servings:

  • 24 small onions
  • 10 fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 pinches paprika

Creamed Onions and Sage Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Creamed Onions and Sage easily:

  1. 1 Peel onions and trim slightly at the top and bottom. Boil the onions gently in salted water until tender (about 30 minutes).
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter one shallow baking dish.
  3. 3 Saute the sliced mushrooms in the butter or margarine. Stir in the flour. Stir in the half and half or milk, salt, sage, 1/2 of the lemon peel and all of the lemon juice. Cook, stirring over medium heat until sauce thickens.
  4. 4 Place the cooked onions in the prepared baking dish and pour the mushroom sauce over them.
  5. 5 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle the top with the chopped parsley, remaining lemon peel and paprika to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 249 calories; 10.8 grams of fat; 34 grams of carbohydrates; 6.8 grams of protein; 28 milligrams of cholesterol; 552 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 23rd 2012

    Prepared this for Thanksgiving this year and it was a hit. I prepared with frozen pearl onions, just boiled about 6 minutes or so per package directions, and made the sauce as written. Fou ...

  2. Dec 24th 2008

    I think this recipe started out on the wrong foot. Ten minutes is plenty of time to boil walnut sized boiling onions. (30 minutes kills them) Making the cream sauce / roux was a snap. I even ...

  3. Aug 22nd 2008

    Good recipe. I leave out the salt. Don't be tempted to use jarred or frozen onions in this. They just don't have the same flavor as fresh. For each in prep time, don't peel onions before boi ...

  4. Mar 17th 2006

    Creamed onions have always been a part of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. I have made them for well over 45 years and never thought of having Sage in them which seems to be a natural as ...

  5. Mar 8th 2005

    This had fabulous consistency and presentation. It was yummy too. I did leave out the lemon zest and added a clove of garlic, and sprinkled just a hint of nutmeg over top wit the sweet pap ...

  6. Nov 20th 2004

    It's my mother-in-law's recipe and I love it. Soooo tasty!

  7. Nov 9th 2003

    thses were excellent and had a nice presentation (before i smashed them up and mixed them around with the sauce) on my plate. also, i was unsure about the "dry sage" as the store only had "g ...

  8. Oct 25th 2002

    great accommpaniment, to any main course, works the best with beef or fowl, I think. Prepare it ahead, and just bake in the oven for 30 mins.

  9. Dec 8th 2001

    My mother usually makes this at the holidays, but this year I did it and I used this recipe. My sister said it tasted "just like mom's!" That says a lot!