Creamy Celery Root and Pearl Onions

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


8 servings

Updated: Mar. 22, 2023
I have made creamed onions for several recent Thanksgivings and wanted to change the recipe, so I decided to add celery root. Celery root is perfect with the onions, and the creamy sauce is addicting! —Tina Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Creamy Celery Root and Pearl Onions Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large celery root (about 1-1/2 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (14.4 ounces) pearl onions, thawed
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place celery root in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until tender, 4-6 minutes. Drain; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. Add pearl onions, broth, sugar and salt. Cook onions, stirring often, until onions begin to brown, 12-15 minutes. Add celery root and cream; simmer until slightly thickened, 3-5 minutes. Stir in parsley and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 250 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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