Creamy Onion Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.


6 servings (1-1/2 quarts)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My husband works at a grain elevator and is outside in all kinds of weather. He appreciates having a big bowl of this soup waiting when he comes home.—Naomi Giddis, Two Buttes, Colorado


  • 1 pound yellow onions (about 3 medium), sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Dash each pepper and dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour


  1. In a 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat, saute onions in butter. Add broth, pepper, thyme and salt if desired; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add 1-2/3 cups milk. Stir flour into remaining milk until smooth; add to soup. Bring to a boil; boil and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 133 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.