Dad’s Creamed Peas & Pearl Onions

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Feb. 23, 2023
While I was growing up, it was our family tradition to make creamed peas with pearl onions for every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. My dad was not a happy camper if he didn't see this dish on the table. It was his favorite! I made it for my own family while our kids were growing up, and now my daughter makes this dish for her family. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
Dad's Creamed Peas & Pearl Onions Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 cups frozen peas (about 20 ounces), thawed and drained
  • 2 cups frozen pearl onions (about 9 ounces), thawed and drained
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 cup salted cashews


  1. In a large skillet, combine the first 7 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, until onions are tender and most of liquid is evaporated, 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream. Top with bacon and cashews.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 322 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 7g fiber), 14g protein.