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.

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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

How to Make Caramelized Onion and Water Chestnut Soup


  • 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!


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About Caramelized Onion and Water Chestnut Soup

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