Classic Creamed Onions

Classic Creamed Onions

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: 12 Servings

Your holiday table isn’t complete without a bowl of these classic creamed onions.


  • 2 (16-ounce) bags frozen peeled pearl onions, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cream sherry
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crumbled
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  1. Place the olive oil into a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the onions and sauté for 6 minutes.
  2. Stir in the sherry and simmer the mixture for 2 minutes before removing the onions with a slotted spoon and placing into a serving bowl.
  3. Add the butter to the pan and melt over medium heat, then whisk in the flour, thyme, nutmeg and cloves and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the half and half, whisk to combine, and simmer the mixture for 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer the onions back to the pan and cook for 2 minutes before seasoning with salt and pepper and serving.


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