Caramelized Onion and Water Chestnut Soup

Ashley Ramsey


I LOVE onions. It's a weird food fetish but my husband is okay with it. I put them on everything!

This is similar to a french onion soup with some twists. I know it may seem labor intensive but It is definitely worth trying at least once if you happen to share the same love for onions as I do.

★★★★★ 1 vote
45 Min
50 Min


2 large
white onions
1 medium
red onion
5 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
3 Tbsp
olive oil
2 can(s)
water chestnuts
4 c
beef broth
2 c
fresh rye bread crumbs
4 c
chicken broth
1 c
dry white wine
5 oz
gruyere cheese, finely grated
bay leaf
4 sprig(s)
parsley or more if wanted
sea salt and ground pepper


1Chop onions into 1/4 slices.
2Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and chestnuts and saute, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, takes about 25 to 30 minutes.
3Add wine, and cook until it evaporates. Add bay leaf and broths, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer- cover the pot with a lid, for about another 25 to 30 minutes.
4Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
5Meanwhile, heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add rye bread crumbs, and saute until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; let cool. Add cheese and parsley, and toss with a fork.
6Ladle the soup into bowls and then add the rye bread crumb, cheese and parsley mixture on top!


About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy