Mom's Traditional Creamed Onions


These creamed onions are a delicious side dish to serve with ham, turkey, or any roast. Full of creamy goodness!

looking down at a bowl of creamed onions
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 4 cups water

  • 1 cup pearl onions, peeled

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pour water into a medium pot and bring to a boil; add onions and cook until tender. Drain in a colander, reserving cooking liquid; set onions aside.

  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; whisk in flour to make a paste. Stir milk into reserved cooking water; add milk mixture slowly to the saucepan, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened. Season with salt and pepper; stir in onions and transfer to a serving dish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
14g Fat
17g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 161mg 12%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 198mg 4%

* 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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