Buying pearl onions peeled saves a TON of time (so quick & easy to cook!) in this 5-ingredient recipe.

"Holidays are the one occasion where it's worth it to spend a little more for convenience," Blais says, about splurging on store-bought shortcuts.

Shopping Tip: If your grocery store doesn't sell fresh peeled pearl onions, you can also use the ones sold in the freezer section.

Check out more of Richard's speedy Thanksgiving recipes:
Microwave Sweet Potatoes With Cinnamon Butter
Chorizo-Chile Tamale Stuffing
Garlic Green Beans With Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Chestnuts With Pancetta
Beets With Goat Cheese & Pomegranate Seeds
Fried Turkey
Miso Mustard Gravy
Avocado Chocolate Mousse Pie
Quick Tiny Baby Potatoes with Pancetta and Chives


  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • One ½ pound bag peeled pearl onions (fresh or frozen)


Serves: 6 to 8


In a pot, combine cream, nutmeg, and butter and cook over medium heat for 2 to 5 minutes; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add pearl onions and cook 5 minutes. Pour into a bowl and serve.