University of Illinois Extension

Very Quick Caramelized Pearl Onions

This recipe only takes about 15 minutes to prepare. It can be prepared in advance and re-heated gently in a non-stick skillet. Or prepare all the ingredients, set aside and start preparing this dish just as the turkey comes out of the oven.

1 tablespoon stick margarine or butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1 (16-ounce) package frozen pearl onions, thawed
1 2/3 cups coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1. Melt margarine in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sugar and onions. Sauté 8 minutes or until golden brown; stir frequently.

2. Stir in red bell pepper, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Sauté 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 6 servings per recipe; ½ cup serving size; 62 calories (20 calories from fat) 2g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 225mg sodium; 11g carbohydrate; 1g dietary fiber; 1g protein