Pearl Onions in Cream Sauce

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 15 mins

Found this recipe today on the back of a package of pearl onions. I haven't had the opportunity to try this yet but I don't think you can go wrong with delicious onions in a cream sauce. I would be interested when I do have the time to test this recipe in substituting whipping cream for part of the milk.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large heat proof bowl, pour boiling water over onions to loosed papery skin. Let stand 10 minutes then drain. Carefully cut off very end of each *pearl onion and slip off the skin.
  2. *Cut the pearl onions in half if you wish.
  3. Cream Sauce::.
  4. Melt butter over medium heat then add flour stirring with wire whisk constantly until all butter is absorded.
  5. Turn heat down to low and add milk slowly (or milk/whipping cream), continuing to stir constantly with wire whisk to break up lumps. Add sherry, (or substitute), Tabasco sauce, nutmeg, white pepper and salt. Fold in cooked onions and mix well.
  6. Just prior to serving, garnish with fresh parsley.
  7. Variation: When folding in cooked pearl onion add 3/4 cup fresh or frozen (defrosted) green peas.


Most Helpful

Can these onions be made a day ahead?

jtkz7182 November 19, 2016

Ok, so I hate pearl onions in cream sauce:-) Husband came home about 30 Mins before thanksgiving diner was ready with pearl onions and said "please" :-) found this recipe, did not have tabasco or white wine or sherry........ Used a single malt scotch instead (10 yr old from Arran) AWESOME :-) :-) :-)

Highflyingscot November 24, 2011

Tried this last night. It was fantastic. I think next time I'll add mushrooms and garlic for an added punch...

Rawli December 21, 2008

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