My mother always included this dish at our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and there was never any left over.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut ends off onions and place in a large pot of water. Bring to boil; remove from water and cool slightly. Slip skins off and return onions to water. Simmer until tender.

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  • In a saucepan, melt butter and gradually stir in flour until smooth. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

  • In a separate saucepan, scald half and half, gradually whisk into butter mixture. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper sauce; add onions and cook until thick and smooth.

Nutrition Facts

189.8 calories; 3.5 g protein; 16.3 g carbohydrates; 37.6 mg cholesterol; 76.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
My mom would make creamed onions every Thanksgiving. Since I haved moved to Holland I have not been able to have them. I made this recipe for a party That I went to. It comes very close to what my mom would make. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/30/2009
Pleasant but not exceptional. Need to at least triple the spices for a flavorful dish. Next time I will try to increase the roux as well because the sauce is a nice texture but does not adhere to the onions. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
My mom would make creamed onions every Thanksgiving. Since I haved moved to Holland I have not been able to have them. I made this recipe for a party That I went to. It comes very close to what my mom would make. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
My mom would make creamed onions every Thanksgiving. Since I haved moved to Holland I have not been able to have them. I made this recipe for a party That I went to. It comes very close to what my mom would make. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2005
This is always "my" dish to make for Thanksgiving. Usually I just wing it but it was nice to have the proportions done for me- I always forget these guys need an unusually thick white sauce. I used more salt pepper sauce and nutmeg than called for. I picked this recipe because I've always felt fresh nutmeg was the key to making this dish good and not too bland. Happy turkey day! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2004
They were very good. My husband enjoyed them very much as did I. I am going to try this dish for Thanksgiving this year as a change of pace. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2003
Easy and tasty. My onions were too big though they were labeled boiling onions....I really should have bought super tiny onions. A nice warm-the-tummy side dish to go along side your colorful veggies because it is blah-zay white. Perhaps a sprinkling of parsley or something.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2006
Although I'm not a fan of creamed onions my hubby is and this made him very happy. Thank you Maureen! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2009
successful basic recipe for a traditional holiday side dish. omitting the hot sauce comes out exactly like my mom made from the recipe her old german auntie gave her. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2008
NO FAT sauce 1 Cup skim milk 1/4 Cup skim milk powder and 1 TBS corn starch wisking constantly while heating to a boil to thicken season as above. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2011
This recipe is perfect! I love the flavor just a hint of nutmeg gives. Perfect dish for our Thanksgiving meal. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/30/2009
Pleasant but not exceptional. Need to at least triple the spices for a flavorful dish. Next time I will try to increase the roux as well because the sauce is a nice texture but does not adhere to the onions. Read More
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