Onion Cheese Soup Recipe
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Onion Cheese Soup Recipe

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I made a few adjustments to this savory soup recipe I came across in a community cookbook. It's rich, buttery and cheesy, plus it's so quick to prepare. —Janice Pogozelski, Cleveland, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Seasoned salad croutons
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onion in butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Stir in cheese until melted. Serve with croutons and, if desired, Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Onion Cheese Soup in Quick Cooking March/April 2001, p52

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"Very good. Easy to make, and you will always have the ingredients in hand!"

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"Quick AND delicious, I couldn't ask for more! I used fresh grated Colby-Jack, threw in two medium potatoes that I had precooked and chopped, and replaced 2 cups of milk with 2 cups of chicken broth. I will DEFINITELY make this again, hands down!"

Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"this is your basic cheese soup. very good. i cook the onions down to just caramelized and add 3 cups of chicken broth or stock and 1 cup milk. also sharp cheddar gives it more punch. and a couple dashes tabasco. very tasty"

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"Made this soup this week. It came together quickly and was very tasty. Made as per recipe. No changes. Will make again."

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"REALLY good. REALLY easy. And tastes even better after I froze the leftovers for a few weeks. This is really really good!"

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