Potato and Sweet Onion Soup

Warm stomachs and hearts with this rich and flavorful soup filled with potatoes and sweet onions. This dish is perfect for any dinner party or hosting gig you have and will leave every guest happy and satisfied with the rich and creamy soup.

  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 medium sweet onions, sliced
  • 2 lbs Potatoes, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups milk
  • 5½ cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
  • ½ tsp celery seeds
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Roux: 2 Tbsp butter; 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

Garnish: ½ cup fresh chives; 6 slices of bacon; ½ cup cheddar cheese

  1. In a 6 to 8 quart stockpot over medium heat, melt 4 Tbsp butter and add onion, garlic and celery.
  2. Cook gently, being careful to not let the onion or garlic brown, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the peeled and sliced potatoes, milk, chicken stock, ¼ cup chives, celery seeds and thyme. Stir to combine. Cover the pot and cook on medium heat for about an hour.
  4. Prepare a roux: In a small saucepan, melt 2 Tbsp butter and whisk in the flour. Let the flour and butter mixture bubble for about 2 minutes on medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Thicken the soup with the roux, whisking carefully to avoid lumps. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the mixture from heat and add to a food processor or bender to puree. Pour the mixture back into the pot, add the cream and gently reheat on medium, being careful to not allow the soup to boil.
  6. Season with the salt and pepper to taste and serve topped with fresh chives, bacon pieces and cheddar cheese.

If you like this recipe, try our Classic Sweet Onion Soup!

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

80 minutes