Creamed Spinach & Pearl Onions

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 15, 2023
When I was a culinary student, this creamy dish wowed me, and I don't even like spinach. This side is a keeper! —Chelsea Puchel, Pickens, South Carolina
Creamed Spinach & Pearl Onions Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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)


  1. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add pearl onions; cook and stir until tender, 6-8 minutes. Stir in cream. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, 6-8 minutes.
  2. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper. Add spinach; cook, covered, until spinach is wilted, 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

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