Mom's Traditional Creamed Onions

Mom's Traditional Creamed Onions

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Recipe by  Ibby

“Creamy goodness!”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Peel onions, and drop into boiling water. Cook until tender. Drain, reserving liquid. Set onions aside while you make the sauce.
  2. Melt butter or margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour to make a paste. Mix together cooking water and milk. Add milk mixture slowly to the saucepan, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add onions, and transfer to a serving dish.

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Big fan of the creamed onions. Another suggestion(what I do)is add sharp chedder cheese to the sauce while it is thickening the after I pour the sauce over the onions I top it with a Ritz Cracker and butter topping, and bake for about 35min. This is a lot richer than your recipe,so some people may not like it.

Gail A. Guild

Gail A. Guild

Way too much watery sauce for the amount of onions called for. I'd use half the amount of liquid and maybe some dehydrated onion bits to give the sauce some flavor in addition to the salt and pepper to taste.



This was excellent!! The last time I had creamed onions, they were frozen! This was way better and much tastier. Here is what I did: Bring the water to a boil, and drop your onions in, skins and all, let them boil for 1-2 min., drain them. Then, you cut them, by doing it this way, it is much easier. Far as the white sauce goes, equal amounts of butter and flour, combine the milk with the cooking water. I did it a cup at a time. 1 C. of cooking water mixed with 1 C. of milk, pour that in gradually. The spices I used were salt and pepper to taste, and Paprika. On any spice, you can always add more of it at the end, so go sparingly while in the pan. Paprika is a great spice, a nice hint of color, and a great taste too. My husband and I loved this dish, he's never had them before and he enjoyed this. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks Ibby! Really enjoyed it.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 212 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs
  • 16.6 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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