Grandma's Famous Creamed Onions Au Gratin

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

My grandmother's original recipe for Creamed Onions, which she served on every holiday.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. THAW 1 (14 ounce) bag Bird's Eye Frozen petite Whole Onions; LET drain; MINCE 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves; GRATE 1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese; SET aside.
  2. MELT 2 tablespoons butter in a 1-2 quart saucepan over medium heat; ADD drained onions; RAISE heat to medium-high; STIR onions constantly as they cook, until they begin to caramelize.
  3. SPRINKLE 2 tablespoons flour over onions; STIR for for 1 minute.
  4. DEGLAZE onions with 1/3 cup dry white wine; ADD the minced thyme; STIR, scraping the bottom, until wine evaporates.
  5. REDUCE heat to medium-low.
  6. ADD 1/3 cup cream or half and half; STIR until sauce is warmed and thickened.
  7. SEASON sauce with 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard (or prepared horseradish), 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg, 1 pinch ground white pepper, and kosher salt, to taste.
  8. REMOVE from heat; ADD the grated cheese; STIR until cheese is completely melted.
  9. GARNISH with thinly snipped chives and SERVE.
  10. GET READY to melt into your seat after just one taste!
Most Helpful

5 5

We made this for Thanksgiving 2010 and it rocked! I highly recommend it if you love creamed onions. We had never made them with cheese but it was really great! They will be on the table again this Christmas!

5 5

This will make my Christmaas table this year for sure!