Balsamic-Glazed Pearl Onions

Enjoy this delicious onion glazed with balsamic vinegar and garnish with parsley that’s ready in just 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8


tablespoons butter or margarine
bags (16 ounces each) frozen small whole onions
cup balsamic vinegar
cup sugar
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper
Chopped fresh Italian parsley, if desired

  • 1 Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook frozen onions in butter about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until water from onions is reduced and onions begin to soften.
  • 2 Stir vinegar and sugar into onions. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced to a glaze consistency. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley.

Expert Tips

Using frozen onions is a real timesaver, but feel free to substitute fresh small whole onions if you prefer. If you're a cook who likes to plan ahead, you'll like this recipe. Prepare recipe one day ahead; cover tightly and refrigerate. Rewarm over low heat before serving.