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Onion Soup

onion soup in a white bowl

Onion soup is a classic that looks fancy but is easy to make. It just takes a little time and a few ingredients. After many attempts via trial-and-error, this is my favorite version. Warm-up even the chilliest winter night with this hearty soup. Every spoonful is packed with flavor!

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onion soup in a white bowl

Onion Soup

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  • 3 tablespoons (50 grams) butter
  • 2 lb (½ Kg) yellow onions chopped
  • 3 tablespoons (30 grams) cornstrach or flour
  • 32 oz (1 liter) vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 thyme sprigs


  • In a large saucepan or dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat.
  • Add onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown and softened 30-40 minutes.
  • Add cornstarch and mix thoroughly; cook 2 minutes longer.
  • Add the vegetable broth, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and thyme. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover the pot and let the soup simmer, stirring occasionally , for about 30 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, taste, and correct flavors if needed. Let the soup sit in the pot for 2-3 hours to intensify the flavors.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Add 1 ½ cups of white wine together with the broth.
  • Add 1 teaspoon brown sugar together with salt and pepper.
  • Use a mix of red and yellow onions.

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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