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Quick Creamed Onion Recipe

Creamed onions are a Thanksgiving Dinner tradition in many families, especially in areas of the South. Creamed Onion recipes vary, with many calling for blanching and peeling tiny pearl onions, which is a lot of work as well as time consuming. This recipe uses sliced onions, as well as a homemade Cream Soup Mix to save time. A microwave oven makes quick work of the initial cooking of the onions. To save on dishes, microwave the onions in the 2 quart casserole dish that the finished onions will be cooked in.
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For those who plan to be busy on Thanksgiving day, this casserole may be prepared up to two days ahead and refrigerated; to keep the bread crumb topping crisp, don’t sprinkle it on until just ready to bake.

Shortcut Creamed Onions


8 Servings

3 large onions, peeled, quartered, and sliced (6-8 cups)
1/2 cup water

3 cups water
1 3/4 cups basic Cream Soup Mix
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
6 drops Tabasco pepper sauce

2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

3 tablespoons butter
1 cup dry bread crumbs
  1. Place the onions and 1/2 cup water in a large microwaveable container, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 8-10 minutes or until the onions are tender.

  2. Whisk together the 3 cups water, Basic Cream Soup Mix, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco pepper sauce.

  3. Microwave 3 minutes, whisk until smooth, then microwave until bubbly and thickened, 4-6 additional minutes.

  4. Stir in the onions (with cooking liquid) and the Swiss cheese.

  5. Pour the mixture into a 2 quart casserole dish.

  6. Microwave the butter 20-30 seconds until melted; mix in the bread crumbs and spread them evenly over the onion mixture.

  7. Bake in a preheated 350° oven for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.

Note: This dish can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated. Store the buttered bread crumbs in a plastic bag and sprinkle them on the casserole just before baking.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 180
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 48% Protein 18% Carb. 34%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 490 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 18 g

Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 12% Calcium 0% Iron 5%








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