Old Fashioned Creamed Pearl Onions

Creamed Pearl Onions have traditionally been a side dish served around the Holidays. Some people love to make this delightful dish year round, I am one of those people!

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Pearl Onions are a small and tangy onion, in this dish, they are combined with a creamy sauce and topped with grated Parmesan Cheese, this dish will tantalize your taste buds.

This is a great dish to bring to a potluck, not as many people consider it as something they can eat all year. So this becomes like a treat for them.

It is a great dish for parties and picnics also. There are variations to the recipe, some make them spicy by adding chili powder, garlic or Red Pepper Flakes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Do I have to use Parmesan Cheese?

Parmesan is the Cheese that will bring out each ingredient or spice flavor. You could use a different cheese if you want.

            What is a roux?

A roux is a type of blend that is made with flour and a choice of fat, such as butter. The butter is melted and the flour is then stirred in. Then a liquid will be added slowly while continuously whisking until you get a cream base.

            How do I store the Creamy Pearl Onions?

Once the dish is cooled completely, the dish should be covered tightly and put into the refrigerator. The Creamed onions will last for up to 4 days.

            How do I reheat the onions?

Place a serving into the microwave and heat until the desired temperature is reached. You could also put the dish into the oven on a baking sheet and reheat for 15 minutes until the onions are hot.

What do you need to make Old Fashioned Creamed Pearl Onions

            24 ounces Pearl Onions, frozen

            3 tbsp butter

            3 tbsp flour

            ¾ cup Vegetable Broth

            ¾ cup heavy cream

            ¼ tsp nutmeg

            Salt and pepper to taste

            ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated and divided

How to make Old Fashioned Creamed Pearl Onions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat to 375* and grease an 8×8 baking dish

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the frozen Pearl Onions

Simmer for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender, Drain

SECOND STEP:

In another Saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and then stir in the flour

While continuously stirring, add in the heavy cream ad the broth

Simmer for 2 minutes and then stir in the nutmeg

Remove from the heat and stir in half of the grated cheese

Season with salt and pepper

Add onions to the sauce and stir to coat and combine well

Transfer the onions to the greased baking dish

Top with the remaining cheese

THIRD STEP:

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the top begins to brown

YAY!

Enjoy!

YUM!

Old Fashioned Creamed Pearl Onions

Old Fashioned Creamed Pearl Onions

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  •             24 ounces Pearl Onions, frozen
  •             3 tbsp butter
  •             3 tbsp flour
  •             ¾ cup Vegetable Broth
  •             ¾ cup heavy cream
  •             ¼ tsp nutmeg
  •             Salt and pepper to taste
  •             ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated and divided

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat to 375* and grease an 8x8 baking dish

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the frozen Pearl Onions

Simmer for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender, Drain

SECOND STEP:

In another Saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and then stir in the flour

While continuously stirring, add in the heavy cream ad the broth

Simmer for 2 minutes and then stir in the nutmeg

Remove from the heat and stir in half of the grated cheese

Season with salt and pepper

Add onions to the sauce and stir to coat and combine well

Transfer the onions to the greased baking dish

Top with the remaining cheese

THIRD STEP:

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the top begins to brown

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 340mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g