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Creamed Onions in Small White Bowl on Dark Wood Table

Creamed Onions

This heirloom Creamed Onions recipe is a perfect blend of sweet and savory flavor in a rich, buttery cream sauce. Serve it up for any holiday or special occasion meal!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 13 servings
Calories 227kcal


  • 3 large sweet onions such as Vidalia sliced into 1/4 to 1/2-inch strips
  • 8 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Put the onions in a 3-quart pot with a lid and barely cover them with water. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat, cover the pot, and simmer until soft and translucent but not mushy, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Drain the onions and put back into the pot.
  • Add the butter, cream, sugar, and salt, and cook over low heat until warm throughout.


  • This recipe can be made up to 3 days ahead. Keep it covered in the fridge and reheat until warm on the stovetop over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 754IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg