What’s your families “must have” traditional side dish at Thanksgiving? Mac and Cheese? German Potato Salad? Lasagna? For my family it’s Creamed Onions.
There’s a good chance you’ve probably never heard of this recipe before, but friends, I’m telling you, it’s something you should SERIOUSLY consider adding to your Thanksgiving menu line-up.
I also realize there are some of you who may not be onion fans, it’s okay, we can still be friends. But those of you who love onions are sure to love this side dish.
The best thing about Thanksgiving is having so many different foods on your plate and getting to choose what to combine for what bite. It’s so great. For me I love to get a little of the creamed onions on my fork and then go in for a piece of turkey and if there’s room left on the fork I snag a green bean or a piece of stuffing. Yum!
To be honest, I basically just want to dump the creamed onions over my entire plate and let all the things swim in it.
If you’re the type of person who loves sauteed onions with their steak you are going to love what creamed onions do for turkey.
Did I mention it has a layer of cheese on top.
- 3 medium onions, halved and sliced
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp flour
- salt and pepper
- 2-3 cups chicken broth or turkey stock
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- parsley for garnish, optional
- In a large saute pan. Saute onions in the butter over medium high heat until onions are starting to caramelize.
- Add flour and give a good stir until it is coating the onions.
- Stir quickly as you add chicken broth ½ cup at a time, add two cups of broth and then add the cream. If still very thick, add more broth until it is the consistency of a thick gravy.
- Turn down to a simmer and let simmer until onions are completely cooked.
- Pour onion mixture into a 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- If desired you can sprinkle it with fresh or dried parsley when it comes out of the oven.