CheeseMain DishSoupVegetarian

Swiss Onion Soup

Swiss onion soup Source: Debs, Flickr

It's French onion soup, but with Swiss cheese. See? Cheese makes everything better.


  • 7 Tbsp butter
  • 1½ cups day-old bread crumbs
  • 3 large onions, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1½ cups water
  • 4½ tsp chicken bullion granules
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1¾ cup milk, divided
  • 1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • Pepper to taste

Yield: 4 servings


  1. Melt 3 tablespoons butter; toss with bread cubes. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350°F for 7 minutes; turn and bake 7 more minutes or until toasted.
  2. Meanwhile, saute onions in the remaining butter until lightly browned (about 12 minutes). Stir in water and bullion; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Stir into soup. Add remaining milk. Bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes, stirring until thickened. Reduce heat to low. Stir in 3/4 cup Swiss cheese and pepper.
  4. Ladle into 4 oven-proof bowls. Sprinkle with croutons and remaining cheese. Broil 4" from heat until cheese is melted and bubbly.