Easy Creamed Onions


This creamed onions recipe was my great-grandma's. Always a favorite at Thanksgiving dinner. It is worth using fresh pearl onions instead of frozen ones.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ¾ cup water

  • salt to taste

  • 2 cups peeled pearl onions

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 ½ cups cold whole milk

  • ¼ cup quick-mixing flour (such as Wondra®), or more as needed


  1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a small saucepan; add pearl onions and cook until just tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup water in the saucepan; return onions to the pan and add butter.

  2. Mix milk and quick-mixing flour together in a bowl; add to onion mixture. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.


Stir in more quick-mixing flour if the mixture is too thin.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
10g Fat
16g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 95mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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