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Vidalia Onion Soup

 Vidalia Onion Soup
There's no question of the star in this traditional favorite soup. Rich Swiss cheese delightfully tops off a heaping bowlful of sweet, succulent Vidalia onions.—Ruby Jean Bland, Glennville, Georgia
8 ServingsPrep: 50 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 large Vidalia or sweet onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 slices French bread, toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, saute the onions in butter until
  • lightly browned. Sprinkle with pepper and flour. Cook and stir for 1
  • minute. Add the broth, water and bay leaf; simmer for 30-40 minutes,
  • stirring occasionally.
  • Discard bay leaf. Ladle into ovenproof soup bowls; top with bread and
  • cheese. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until cheese is golden
  • brown. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 153 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 580 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.