Creamed Onions

Number of Servings: 12 (192 g)
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Creamed Onions

This is one of those marvelous dishes were better health and better flavor can meet in the middle. Ditch those bland frozen, pre-sauced onions this year and wow your guests with the robust flavor of these homemade creamed onions.

Tip: Fresh onions are a lovely treat, but if the work of peeling doesn’t appeal to you, frozen also work beautifully.


  • Roasted Onions:

    • 3 lbs. pearl onions
    • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • ½ cup reduced-sodium beef broth

    Cream Sauce:

    • 1 Tbsp. butter
    • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
    • ¼ cup flour
    • 3 cups 1% milk
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
    • ¼ tsp. pepper
    • ¾ tsp. salt
    • 2 tsp. lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Skip this step if you’re using frozen onions. If using fresh onions, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add onions and blanch to loosen the skins (1 minute). Drain. Cool until safe to handle to handle (10 minutes). Trim both ends and pinch to pop the onions free of their skins.
  3. Toss onions with oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread in an even layer in a roasting pan. Roast the onions, stirring occasionally, until soft and browning (45 minutes). Remove the roasting pan from the oven and add broth, stirring and scraping up any brown bits. Return the pan to the oven and roast until broth begins to evaporate (8-10 minutes).
  4. While onions roast, make the cream sauce. Melt butter with the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook until the mixture bubbles (30 seconds).
  5. Whisk in milk, then add bay leaf, thyme, pepper, and salt. Bring to a gentle boil, whisking often. Reduce heat to the barest simmer and cook, whisking often, until the sauce has thickened (5 minutes). Remove from the heat and discard the bay leaf.
  6. Stir the roasted onions and any broth from the pan into the cream sauce. Stir in lemon juice. Transfer to a serving dish and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container

Serving Size 192 g

Amount per serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 6g
Protein 4g
Vitamin D 0.7mcg 6%
Calcium 104.1mg 8%
Iron 0.3mg 0%
Potassium 265mg 6%
Vitamin A 43.9mcg 4%
Vitamin C 8.8mg 10%
Vitamin E 0.5mg 0%
Vitamin K 0.7mcg 0%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 1mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 25.7mcg 6%
Vitamin B12 0.3mcg 15%
Biotin 5.2mcg 15%
Chloride 89.4mg 4%
Pantothenate 0.4mg 0%
Phosphorus 95mg 8%
Iodine 17.2mcg 10%
Magnesium 19mg 4%
Zinc 0.5mg 0%
Selenium 3.5mcg 6%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 6.9mcg 15%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Pearl Onions, 1% Milk, Reduced Sodium Beef Broth (beef Stock, Contains Less Than 1% Of: Salt, Natural Flavors, Yeast Extract, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Onion Juice Concentrate, Carrot Juice Concentrate, Celery Juice Concentrate), Olive Oil, All Purpose White Flour, Butter (sweet Cream), Lemon Juice, Salt, Thyme, Black Pepper, Bay Leaf.

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