Creamy Swiss Onion Soup

Creamy Swiss Onion Soup

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins
  • Servings: 2-4
  • About This Recipe

    “I got this recipe from Quick Cooking Magazine a couple of years ago. This is delicious and pretty easy to make. Great for onion soup lovers and fancy dinners.”


  • 7tablespoonsbutter, divided
  • 1 1/2 cupsday-old bread, cubed
  • 3largeonions, quartered & thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cupswater
  • 4 1/2 teaspoonschicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 cupall-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cupsmilk, divided
  • 1 1/2 cupsshredded swiss cheese, divided
  • pepper
  • fresh minced chives (optional) orfresh minced parsley(optional)
  • Directions

  • Melt 3 tablespoons of butter; toss with bread cubes.
  • Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 7 minutes; turn and bake 7 minutes longer or until toasted.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, sauté onions in remaining butter until lightly browned, about 12 minutes.
  • Stir in water and bouillon; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Combine flour and 1/2 cup of milk until smooth; gradually stir into onion mixture.
  • Stir in remaining milk.
  • Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes, stirring until thickened.
  • Reduce heat to low; stir in 3/4 cup Swiss cheese and pepper.
  • Ladle into 4 oven proof bowls; sprinkle with reserved croutons and remaining cheese.
  • Broil 4 inches from heat until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Garnish with chives.
  • Reviews

  • “Very simple and good.”

  • “This is the perfect winter soup, very warming and soo delicious! I made 1.5x the recipe and used better-than-bouillon for my broth, adding in some Merlot wine from an open bottle on the counter. I’m glad I did- it was a perfect contrast to the other flavors (my pic might have a darker color than normally because of that). This will be added to my fall/winter soup rotation. Thanks so much Nicole [Made for I Recommend Tag]”

  • “This was excellent.Easy to prepare and quite quick, full of flavour, both DH and DD were very appreciative of this and I will definitely make it again.I did use garlic and herb stock cubes rather than the granules, but otherwise, as directed.I had made the croutons from this recipe previously, for another soup, also very good and easily prepared.
    Thank you for sharing this very good recipe, Nicole.”

  • “Better than a restaurant….just great”