Vidalia Onion Soup

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Bake: 10 min.


8 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 153 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 580mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.