Creamy Pearl Onions Recipe

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"Not only is this dish delicious, but it's a favorite of family and company alike," writes Suzan Wiener from Spring Hill, Florida. "Best of all, it takes only a few minutes to prepare."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2-3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2-3 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen pearl onions
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

169 calories: 1/2 cup, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 289mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. Cook onions according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in the flour, salt, nutmeg, garlic powder and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drain onions; stir into cream sauce. Sprinkle with paprika. Yield: 2-3 servings.
Originally published as Creamed Pearl Onions in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p16

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"I make these every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Easy and healthier than most other "creamy" recipes since it uses milk instead of cream."

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