Onion Cheese Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
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
Onion Cheese Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Seasoned salad croutons
  • Optional: Grated Parmesan cheese and minced chives


  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, top with Parmesan cheese and minced chives.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 308 calories, 22g fat (15g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.