Savory Onions and Spinach Recipe

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This delicious mixture of onions and spinach— draped in a rich Parmesan cream sauce— looks as festive as it tastes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen pearl onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup (calculated without salt and pepper) equals 183 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. Cook onions according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, saute garlic in 2 tablespoons butter for 1-2 minutes. Add spinach; cook and stir until spinach is wilted and liquid has evaporated, about 3 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and cream. Stir in the salt, pepper and reserved onions.
  3. Transfer to a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. Combine bread crumbs and remaining cheese; sprinkle over onion mixture. Dot with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: A 10-ounce package of frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry, may be substituted for the fresh spinach.
Originally published as Savory Onions and Spinach in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p25

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