Creamed Peas and Pearl Onions
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Creamed Peas and Pearl Onions

Creamed Peas and Pearl Onions is a rich and creamy side dish perfect for a holiday meal. Peas and pearl onions are such a classic combination.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 (14-ounce) package frozen pearl onions
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups fresh or frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh mint, optional


  • Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water. Bring to a boil. Add pearl onions and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Drain.
  • Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pearl onions and cook 2 minutes.
  • Add peas and cook 1 minute.
  • Add flour and cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • Gradually add chicken broth and heavy cream, mixing it in as you pour. 
  • Add salt, sugar, and black pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes to thicken.
  • Sprinkle with mint.