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Eyeball Soup Recipe

Eyeball Soup Recipe

My family has fun serving this creamy soup to unsuspecting guests and watching their reaction when they stir up an onion "eyeball". You can make the soup a day ahead and reheat it in the slow cooker.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1 bottle (46 ounces) V8 juice or spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1 cup frozen pearl or small whole onions, thawed


  • 1. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. In another saucepan, bring V8 to a boil. Reduce heat; gradually whisk in white sauce. Add onions; heat through. Yield: 10 servings (about 2-3/4 quarts).

Recipe Note

Editor’s Note: If a smoother soup is desired, cool and puree in batches in a blender before adding onions.

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AM~Erica User ID: 3535473 154490
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

"I made this soup for a soup cook-off at work on Halloween, and won "Most Unique". I added a hint of cinnamon & nutmeg & all spice, too. I also pierced the ends of the onions with whole cloves to resemble a pupil. It went over very well. Very easy recipie that I would definately make again!"

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