A traditional holiday favorite in my family, this creamed pearl onion recipe is a surprising treat to the palate. Chopped dry roasted peanuts mingle with the cream sauce and onions, while the bread crumb topping gives it a nice bit of added texture. My sister used to bake this at every holiday meal she hosted, and since we've lost her, it has a special meaning :).

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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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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter, and stir in the flour, salt, paprika, and pepper until smooth. Gradually blend the milk into the saucepan until thickened. Place the onions and nuts in a medium casserole dish. Pour the sauce over the onions and nuts, and toss to coat.

  • In a separate saucepan, melt the remaining butter, and toss with the bread crumbs to coat. Sprinkle over the casserole.

  • Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

215.5 calories; 6.1 g protein; 23.2 g carbohydrates; 20.1 mg cholesterol; 473.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2007
I LOVED this recipe! I used it at a special dinner last year and it got rave reviews. I lost my printed copy and I was afraid I wouldn't find it again but here it is! I strongly recommend it.:) Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2007
I LOVED this recipe! I used it at a special dinner last year and it got rave reviews. I lost my printed copy and I was afraid I wouldn't find it again but here it is! I strongly recommend it.:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2007
I LOVED this recipe! I used it at a special dinner last year and it got rave reviews. I lost my printed copy and I was afraid I wouldn't find it again but here it is! I strongly recommend it.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2005
I liked it my husband hated it. I would have preferred the pearl onions to be more tender - maybe I didn't cook it long enough. Hubby would like to try it without peanuts and cheese on top. I'll report back how it goes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2019
Fabulous family recipe onions are soft and creamy and the peanut taste is fabulous!!! The crumb topping gives it just the right bit of crunch. Even people who do not like onions love this! Read More
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