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Creamy Pearl Onions with Whipping Cream

Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6


  • 1 (14-ounce) bag frozen pearl onions
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cracked black pepper
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley
  • 3 Parmesan cheese grated


  • In a large saucepan, pour the water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the frozen pearl onions, cover and boil for 5 minutes or until the onions are tender, then set aside. (Don't overcook the onions as they’ll be baked later on)
  • In another saucepan, melt the butter on medium to medium-low heat.
  • Stir in the flour, salt, and pepper until smooth consistency.
  • Gradually stir in the broth, milk, and whipping cream. Bring to a boil then cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Stir in the parsley, cheese, and onions.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Pour into an ungreased 1-quart baking dish.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  • Cover and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  • Stir then bake uncovered for 10 more minutes or until bubbly.