MI Coop Kitchen

Savory Seven Onion Soup

Recipe by
Great Lakes Energy Cooperative  
2 hours
Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 1 1/2 hours | Servings: 6-8 servings


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 slices of lean bacon, chopped
  • One medium yellow onion (chopped)
  • One medium white onion (chopped)
  • One Vidalia onion (chopped)
  • One red onion (chopped)
  • One Amish apple onion (Chopped) or Cipollini or regional favorite
  • Two large leeks, sliced into ¼ inch dollars
  • One cup sliced scallions (whites only-save greens for garnish)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup sliced shallots
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon thyme (ground, French preferred)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts’ chicken stock
  • 1 cup half and half
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ head minced fresh garlic
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1/8 cup Worchester sauce
  • 3 teaspoons snipped chives for garnish


  1. In a large stock pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Then add the bacon and render until crisp.
  2. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  3. To the stockpot, add all the onions, shallots, salt, pepper, bay leaf, and thyme and cook, stirring until soft and caramelized.  Then add the wine, leeks and garlic, cooking until soft.
  4. Dust the flour over and stir until blended well. Add the stock and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the cream, stir to incorporate. Cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the bay leaf and pulse the soup with an immersion blender.
  8. Serve the soup, garnishing with the bacon and chives.

7 Reviews

  1. Brooke

    This soup is awesome! When we go and visit grammie and poppi, he always has fresh batchs of soup ready during the cold winter months! It’s a treat after a long snowy drive and even my three kids love it!!!

  2. Margaret Peters

    Absolutely yummy!

  3. Jackie B


  4. Barb

    We love it! Great recipe!

  5. Catherine Johnston


  6. Dawn

    One of Poppi’s best!

  7. Peteski

    I love onions, I love the soup !!


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