Creamed Onions

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

A wonderful, and tasty little side dish, for you onion lovers. (prep time does not include boiling onions)

Top Review by Geema

I brought this dish to a holiday pot luck and got some good comments from happy onion eaters who went back for seconds. I followed the recipe, making three times the quantity for my crowd. Instead of the small pearl onions (too time consuming to handle 72 or more!) I cut some huge sweet onions into eight wedges, cooking them in boiling water as directed and then folding them into the cream sauce. I used bread in small cubes to cover the top of the casserole, which gave the finished dish a nice crunch in contrast to the creamy onions. I noticed a lot of people sprinkling salt and pepper on their portion, and think that next time I will increase the seasoning, including the cayenne pepper. All in all a successful and delicious recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook onions in water (enough to cover the onions) until tender; reserve 1/2 cup liquid from the onions, discard the remaining liquid.
  2. In a saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter, whisk in flour, slowly add in the cream, and the reserved liquid from the onions; whisk until smooth and thick.
  3. Add in the cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, salt, pepper and the cayenne pepper; mix until the cheese are melted.
  4. Add in the onions, mix to combine.
  5. Transfer to a greased baking dish.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, melted butter and the 1-2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese; mix to combine.
  7. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the top of the casserole.
  8. Cover, and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, uncover the last 20 minutes of baking to brown the top.
  9. Note: If desired, 2-3 cloves fresh minced garlic may be added to the melted butter before whisking in the flour.

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