Creamy French Onion Soup Recipe

Dazzling Creamy French Onion Soup RecipeCreamy French Onion Soup Recipe, the marriage of Cream of Onion Soup and our favorite Easy French Onion Soup Recipe.

Creamy French Onion Soup Recipe
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I have two early memories of soup from my childhood.

The first is of my mother picking me up from a preschool that looked like a little covered wagon on top of a hill. She would bring me home and make tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. I remember the giddy anticipation and restlessness I felt, waiting the 15 minutes it took to prepare.


My second soup memory, was the first time I tasted a creamy French Onion Soup Recipe.

Making Creamy French Onion Soup Recipe

When I was small, my parents took me to fund raiser called Souper Sunday. Area restaurants would provide cauldrons of their best soups and people would come to sip and take part in a silent auction.

I remember looking up at a man in a tall funny white hat as he handed me a bowl of dark broth, half-covered with bread and cheese. As I dipped into my cup, scooping up bits of onion, bread saturated with rich beef stock, and cheese, I suddenly felt like I was being let in on a marvelous secret. The complexity of the winey stock, along with the slippery slivers of onion and salty beef essence had me at first taste.

This would forever be my favorite soup.

How To: Creamy French Onion Soup Recipe

This week, I wanted to prepared a smooth creamy version of my favorite French Onion Soup recipe. This amalgamation of Cream of Onion Soup and my French Onion Soup recipe is a lovely diversion from the original.

With the silky texture of Cream of Onion Soup and and deep complexity of a good French Onion Soup, this Creamy French Onion Soup Recipe is giving my beloved favorite a run for the money.

How to Make Creamy French Onion Soup Recipe

Because of the thickness of the soup, I decided it would benefit from a light crispy topping, instead of the traditional over-sized crouton. Here we have puff pastry “Cheese Pillows” to float on each cup.

This Creamy French Onion Soup Recipe is oh so delightful, and is sure to be a new favorite in your house!

Creamy French Onion Soup Recipe

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37 comments on “Creamy French Onion Soup Recipe

  1. Belinda @zomppaposted February 24, 2012 at 5:28 am Reply

    That’s one happy marriage and one happy memory!

  2. Dmarieposted February 24, 2012 at 5:43 am Reply

    despite the fact that I love the stuff, I’ve never made French Onion Soup. too lazy! reading your recipe however sure makes me think I’ve been wary for no good reason. thanks for sharing your memories and your recipes, Spicy!

  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted February 24, 2012 at 6:07 am Reply

    I love those cheese pillows! Awesome!

  4. Jessica @ How Sweetposted February 24, 2012 at 7:02 am Reply

    This soup is incredible! And I absolutely love those bowls.

  5. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted February 24, 2012 at 7:21 am Reply

    It’s so rare that I get to enjoy onion soup because it tends to be meat based… that’s not an issue, it sure does taste better when it has that rich broth. But it just means that I don’t get to have it as often as I’d like.

    It does look marvelous, though… and thank you for sharing your memories with us!

  6. Gina @ Running to the Kitchenposted February 24, 2012 at 8:29 am Reply

    This is one amazing looking french onion soup from those rustic bowls to the cheese puffs! I’ve always wanted to make french onion soup at home and yet never have.

  7. Cassieposted February 24, 2012 at 8:32 am Reply

    I’m such a fan of onion soup and this sounds so unique. I love it!

  8. Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything}posted February 24, 2012 at 8:49 am Reply

    a bowl of this delicious soup would have a special memory for me as well. And the cheese pillows. mm

  9. the wicked noodleposted February 24, 2012 at 9:10 am Reply

    I never used to make pureed soups before I was given an immersion blender. Makes life so much easier! Now I use it all the time. I love that you did a creamy version of onion soup!

  10. Heleneposted February 24, 2012 at 10:11 am Reply

    So different, looks yum!

  11. [email protected]posted February 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm Reply

    This soup looks great. I especially love the pillows! Normal croutons get so soggy, but these are light and airy and just sit right on top of the soup cup – awesome!

  12. naomiposted February 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm Reply

    AWESOMENESS in a bowl. I love that 3rd photograph.

  13. Bev Weidnerposted February 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm Reply

    Oh dear Lord, FEED MY FACE.

  14. Ambikaposted February 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm Reply

    LOVE everything about this soup! My experience was somewhat similar to yours. When I took the first sip of french onion soup, I KNEW this would be my favorite soup, FOREVER!! And it still is. Love the puffy pillows on top of your soup, perfect for the creamy soup. How did you make the cheese pillows?

  15. DessertForTwoposted February 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm Reply

    You’re a GENIUS! Love!!!

  16. sandyposted February 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm Reply

    Where can I buy the bowls PLEASE

  17. Cookin' Canuckposted February 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm Reply

    I loved reading your childhood memories! Funnily enough, I have very distinct memories about the first time I ate French Onion Soup, too. My best friend & I were sharing a hotel room on a high school music trip and we ordered French Onion Soup from room service. I was hooked! The puff pastry crouton on this soup is brilliant!

  18. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted February 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm Reply

    My mom’s favorite soup! I’ll have to make your version for her.

  19. Lizposted February 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm Reply

    What a marvelous soup!!! The puffed crouton is brilliant! I also love your sweet childhood memories…

  20. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted February 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm Reply

    Looks delish! Love the photo’s!!

  21. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted February 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm Reply

    Love french onion soup, and this recipe is begging for me to recreate it soon!! Ah, that bowls are so pretty :)

  22. vianneyposted February 25, 2012 at 1:23 am Reply

    Oh I can never have enough onion soup. one of my fav, love the pillows!

  23. Lanaposted February 25, 2012 at 2:03 am Reply

    I grew up eating soup as an appetizer for almost every meal in Serbia, but the first time I tasted French Onion Soup in the U.S. I was hooked. I made it for my dad when he visited, and now it’s his favorite soup too! So humble, so easy, and so packed with flavor, it’s the epitome of comfort for me.
    I love the creamy version and puff pastry cheese puff on top:) And your rustic dishes are lovely:) Have a great weekend!

  24. France @ Beyond the Peelposted February 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm Reply

    What a nice variation. I’ve been craving French Onion Soup lately, and this would be fun change. Thanks

  25. Ilkeposted February 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm Reply

    I was wondering what kind of onion soup , first I would have thought it was hot chocolate if I had not seen the name! Perfectly pureed! :)
    Love the cheese puffs!!

  26. Jen at The Three Little Pigletsposted February 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm Reply

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  27. Soniaposted February 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm Reply

    Hi THere,
    The bowls are gorgeous and i guess the soup with those beautiful cheese pillows is just out of the world ! Cheers !

  28. Anitaposted March 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm Reply

    This is lovely and looks so professional!

  29. Joyposted November 25, 2012 at 11:22 am Reply

    I love how you did the cheese. That is so clever.

  30. Jett2Whit Productionsposted November 26, 2012 at 10:08 am Reply

    Oh wow – this looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing :-)

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