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 :).

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Max Servings:
8
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Ingredients

Directions

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

  • 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

215.53 calories; 6.1 g protein; 23.23 g carbohydrates; 0.97 g dietary-fiber; 7.06 g sugars; 11.69 g fat; 5.08 g saturated-fat; 20.13 mg cholesterol; 303.57 IU vitamin-a-iu; 2.51 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.05 mg vitamin-b6; 3.04 mg vitamin-c; 23.7 mcg folate; 109.21 mg calcium; 0.86 mg iron; 25.06 mg magnesium; 163.83 mg potassium; 473.54 mg sodium; 0.11 mg thiamin; 105.21 calories-from-fat; 41 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 47 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 10 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 20 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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Anonymous
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.:)
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Anonymous
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!
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Anonymous
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.:)
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Anonymous
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!
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Anonymous
12/25/2017
I am Kitty1960 I uploaded this recipe years ago! I see my photo is gone for some reason too bad! To whomever thought the onions were too hard you did not bake it long enough or your oven was not at the correct temperature. The onions are soft whenever I make it. I have made this for every holiday meal since I lost my sister and will make it again this week. I hope that you will try it it is truly delightful and people who do not like onions love it! Happy Holidays!!