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Old-Fashioned Onion Soup Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Onion Soup

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"This is a very tasty soup and very easy to make!!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 15 mins


  1. Place sliced onions and butter into slow cooker, and mix until onions are thoroughly coated. Stir in bread and chicken broth.
  2. Cover, and cook on LOW for 10 to 18 hours or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir well during last hour.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 10, 2003

After reading the reviews and reading a few other onion recipes, I added a teaspoon of soy sauce and a few splashes of worchestershire sauce to the mix. This soup turned out "souperb"!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 26, 2003

This onion soup lacked flavor. It was every bland and to much bread mixed in the soup. This one I will not make again.


35 Ratings

Jan 10, 2004

I think this recipie needs beef broth instead of chicken broth to give it a richer taste.

Aug 05, 2008

I love love love having dinner ready for me. My boyfriend said this was the best onion soup recipe I've made yet. I used Vidalia onions and cut the recipe in half. The only change I made was to use a really good beef broth instead of chicken. The soup was good as is, but of course I couldn't resist adding another slice of bread topped with cheese, baked on top. Excellent comfort food on what turned out to be a very difficult day for us both. Thanks for the submission.

Nov 28, 2007

Yum. I didn't put in the bread (we served it on the side). I also needed much more liquid! Next time I'll either use small onions, or chop the rings in half as it was a bit messy to eat.

Oct 06, 2007

I really enjoyed this recipe. It made for a great dinner to come home to after a long cold day. My husband really loved this soup! The only change I made was to add beef broth instead of chicken. This also freezes well. I froze the leftovers to use as lunch at work. Perfect!

Jan 14, 2004

This recipe was very easy. I added a little sherry and mixed chicken and beef broth. I also toasted my bread with olive oil.

Dec 20, 2003

This is the Best Onion soup we have ever had. Now when we have friends for dinner, they ask me to make this soup. It's the best, easiest and tastiest ever. Even the kids love it!


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  • Calories
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 660 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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