Bren Plessinger


This is a recipe my Aunt "Ninnie" made every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it is still a tradition for me on holidays. She always made it with frozen onions with cream sauce (you can omit white sauce and just add cheese, sour cream and cream cheese if you can find them, but I can't find them up here). If you can't find the frozen pearl onions, you can use the raw onions in the little net bags; however, they are a lot of trouble to cook and peel. I've found that anyone who likes onions and cheese really likes this recipe.


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20 Min
20 Min


  • Two 14 oz
    bags frozen pearl onions cooked according to package instructions.
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    half and half
  • 2 Tbsp
    sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    cream cheese
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese (i use sharp)
  • ·
    dried french fried onions (either plain or cheddar cheese, or buttered bread crumbs
  • ·
    paprika (not smoked paprika)



  1. Melt butter (don't let it turn brown!) Add flour and stir until smooth.
  2. Slowly add half and half and stir constantly until smooth and thick (just like a white sauce).
  3. Add sour cream and cream cheese.
  4. Add 3/4 cup cheese.
  5. Stir again until smooth and then add onions.
  6. Pour into casserole dish, top with cheese, and add either dried French fried onions or bread crumbs. Sprinkle with paprika.
  7. Bake for approximately 20-30 minutes until slightly browned. (Oven temp will depend on whether or not you are baking something else. Only thing that matters is that the top is slightly browned.

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Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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