Creamed Spinach & Pearl Onions Recipe
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Creamed Spinach & Pearl Onions Recipe

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When I was a culinary student at Greenville Tech, this creamy dish wowed me, and I don't even like spinach. This side is a keeper. —Chelsea Puchel, Pickens, SC
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (14.4 ounces) frozen pearl onions, thawed and drained
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 13 cups)

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 307 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add pearl onions; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until tender. Stir in cream. Bring to a boil; cook 6-8 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.
  2. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper. Add spinach; cook, covered, 3-5 minutes or until spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Creamed Spinach & Pearl Onions in Taste of Home November 2015, p60

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sherri2106 User ID: 6562317 235887
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"This recipe is so good. The only change I made was to use chopped onions instead of pearl. I will make this again and again. It is very juicy, so could probably be used over pasta or rice or noodles."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 233800
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"I tried this recipe and made my adjustments by using a 2-cup portion of frozen spinach, 1 large chopped onion, 3/4 to 1 cup 2% milk , 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 3/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/4 cup margarine OR 1/8 cup each butter and margarine. I heated the butter in a medium skillet; added chopped onion. I cooked 8 minutes until tender. I stirred in milk. I cooked the spinach in my microwave oven for at least 3 minutes with

2 Tbsp. water, then stirred into onion mixture. This is a really tasty side dish! Thank you for sharing with Taste of Home! delowenstein"

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