Recipe By Janie
Published Jun 8th
Prep 5m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 8 servings Calories 171.3

This is a recipe I originally received from my mother-in-law. Makes a great addition to any holiday meal.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound pearl onions
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups light cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place onions into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. 2 Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir flour and nutmeg in melted butter for about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add cream to flour mixture; cook and stir until bubbly and thick, about 5 minutes more. Stir onion and parsley into cream sauce until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 171.3
  • Carbohydrate 12.1 g
  • Cholesterol 41.1 mg
  • Fat 13.1 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 2.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.2 g
  • Sodium 204.7 mg
  • Sugar 2.1 g


  1. Really east and very tasty.
  2. Super quick to make as long as you don’t have to peel the onions. For newbies, really, don’t add all the cream at once and use a whisk over the stove or it clumps. Frozen pearl onions work quite well.
  3. I'll make it again. I had no nutmeg so just went with out. It's very rich so not something I could eat a lot of my DIL thought it was great
  4. Creamed pearl onions have been a tradition at Thanksgiving for my husband's family. I don't think the nutmeg was in my mother-in-law's recipe, but my husband loves these. I make them a day ahead, then bring them to room temperature, top with 3/4 cup crushed Ritz crackers mixed with 2 tablespoons melted butter, then bake - Read more ...
  5. Just like mom's but added a couple of teaspoons of brown sugar and used onions from a jar. Take 10 minutes to cook.
  6. Though I don't like creamed onions my hubby insists on them for Thanksgiving. He said these are the BEST he's ever eaten and even remembered where the leftovers were in the fridge. I added a dash of chipotle seasoning as another person suggested and he liked the kick it gave the dish. These are on - Read more ...
  7. I will make this again. I did kick it up a notch by adding prepared frozen peas pinch more nutmeg and a pinch of chipotle powder. It was a hit with my family to accompany a beautiful Prime Roast.
  8. My sister made this at thanksgiving ( she used dried parsley rather than fresh bc that is what she had on hand) and it was great. I plan to make it.
  9. Oh Yea! Just like Mom used to make. Delicious at turkey time or anytime as a side.
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