This is a recipe I originally received from my mother-in-law. Makes a great addition to any holiday meal.

Janie

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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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  • Place onions into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir flour and nutmeg in melted butter for about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add cream to flour mixture; cook and stir until bubbly and thick, about 5 minutes more. Stir onion and parsley into cream sauce until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

171 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 12.1g 4% DV; fat 13.1g 20% DV; cholesterol 41.1mg 14% DV; sodium 204.7mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2013
My sister made this at thanksgiving ( she used dried parsley rather than fresh bc that is what she had on hand) and it was great. I plan to make it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2013
My sister made this at thanksgiving ( she used dried parsley rather than fresh bc that is what she had on hand) and it was great. I plan to make it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2017
Creamed pearl onions have been a tradition at Thanksgiving for my husband's family. I don't think the nutmeg was in my mother-in-law's recipe, but my husband loves these. I make them a day ahead, then bring them to room temperature, top with 3/4 cup crushed Ritz crackers mixed with 2 tablespoons melted butter, then bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2013
Oh Yea! Just like Mom used to make. Delicious at turkey time or anytime as a side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2015
I will make this again. I did kick it up a notch by adding prepared frozen peas pinch more nutmeg and a pinch of chipotle powder. It was a hit with my family to accompany a beautiful Prime Roast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2016
Though I don't like creamed onions my hubby insists on them for Thanksgiving. He said these are the BEST he's ever eaten and even remembered where the leftovers were in the fridge. I added a dash of chipotle seasoning as another person suggested and he liked the kick it gave the dish. These are on our permanent holiday list. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2019
I'll make it again. I had no nutmeg so just went with out. It's very rich so not something I could eat a lot of my DIL thought it was great Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2020
Super quick to make as long as you don’t have to peel the onions. For newbies, really, don’t add all the cream at once and use a whisk over the stove or it clumps. Frozen pearl onions work quite well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2016
Just like mom's but added a couple of teaspoons of brown sugar and used onions from a jar. Take 10 minutes to cook. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2018
I started with warming up the the onions the night before in frypan with a little olive oil and just a little butter. added 2 cups of chicken broth and about 1/3 bottle of left over pino noir for about and hour high heat to boil and soften up the onions. put it all in the fridge overnight. before dinner brought threw it all back in the frypan to warm up shifted in a little flour to thicken up and then added heavy cream to finish off when it was nice and thick. Read More