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Creamy Celery Soup

This easy celery soup recipe comes out lusciously creamy! Its fresh flavor and bright green color make a splash at…

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This easy celery soup recipe comes out lusciously creamy! Its fresh flavor and bright green color make a splash at any table.

Celery soup

Here’s a soup that surprised us with its robust flavor and electric green color: this Celery Soup recipe! The name might sound humble, but this soup is anything but. It’s lusciously savory and creamy, with the herby, fresh flavor of celery and parsley contrasting with homey potatoes and rich cream. From first tentative sip off the spoon, we were sold! This short list of ingredients makes magic: perfect for a first course soup or a cozy lunch soup with grilled cheese.

Ingredients in celery soup

This celery soup recipe is simple to put together, yet tastes much greater than the sum of its parts. In fact, we were surprised by how satisfying it is. It’s not a cream of celery soup: in fact, it only uses 2 tablespoons of cream to achieve a luscious, rich texture. Here’s what you’ll need to put this soup together:

  • Butter
  • Celery
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic
  • Yellow potatoes
  • Vegetable broth
  • Dried dill
  • Parsley
  • Heavy cream
  • Salt
Celery soup recipe

Tips for the process

This celery soup is made like most pureed soup recipes: sauté the aromatic vegetables, add the remaining ingredients and simmer, then puree in a blender until smooth. Here are a few pointers:

  • Use a standard blender, not an immersion blender. Usually we like the method of placing an immersion blender (aka stick blender) right into a pot of soup and blending away. However, with this soup the stick blender simply doesn’t get it nearly creamy enough. Transfer it carefully to a standard blender, using a 2 cup glass measuring cup, taking care because the soup is very hot.
  • Don’t be tempted to light up on cream. Stirring in heavy cream at the end gives just the right rich body to this soup. Don’t be tempted to use milk: while it works, it’s not nearly as satisfying.

Ways to serve this celery soup recipe

Like any pureed soup, this celery soup recipe is not a meal on its own. It doesn’t have much protein, which is essential for making a filling meal. However, it’s great as a first course or paired with a few other items to make it a meal.

Celery soup

More celery recipes

There’s so much to do with this versatile vegetable! Celery can be underrated, but we’re big fans of its fresh, herby flavor. Here are a few more ideas for ways to use celery in recipes:

This celery soup recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, use a dairy-free cream.

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Celery soup

Celery Soup


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

This easy celery soup recipe comes out lusciously creamy! Its fresh flavor and bright green color make a splash at any table.


Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter (or olive oil)
  • 8 large celery ribs, thinly sliced (2 pounds or 4 cups sliced)
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 medium yellow potatoes, peeled and small diced (14 ounces)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ cup Italian parsley leaves, loosely packed, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream, plus more to garnish
  • Celery leaves, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes until the onions are transparent.
  2. Add the chopped potato, vegetable broth, and kosher salt and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 12 to 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Carefully transfer the hot soup to a blender using a ladle. Add the dill and parsley and blend until creamy and pureed. Add the heavy cream and pulse to combine. Serve warm, garnished with celery leaves, more chopped parsley, and a drizzle of cream.
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Celery soup, celery soup recipe

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French Onion Soup

We absolutely love French Onion Soup. It’s a soup that only requires a handful of simple ingredients, but when made with care it packs such a delightful punch of caramelized onion flavor. Topped with slices of warm bread and gooey, melted cheese, it’s a perfect cozy weather soup we want to eat all fall and winter long! How to Make the BEST French Onion Soup Process Place a large pot over medium heat and melt…

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French onion soup with a spoon in it.

We absolutely love French Onion Soup. It’s a soup that only requires a handful of simple ingredients, but when made with care it packs such a delightful punch of caramelized onion flavor. Topped with slices of warm bread and gooey, melted cheese, it’s a perfect cozy weather soup we want to eat all fall and winter long!

How to Make the BEST French Onion Soup

Process

  1. Place a large pot over medium heat and melt butter and oil together. Add onions and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Lower heat to low and cook down and caramelize for 20 minutes, occasionally stirring. Then add thyme, sugar and more salt and pepper.
Onions in a pot being cooked down.
Onions being cooked down to make french onion soup.
  1. Increase heat to medium-high and continue to cook down for an additional 15 minutes. Stirring frequently.
  2. Add stock and vermouth and bring the soup to a simmer. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Adjust seasoning as needed.
Onions caramelizing in a pot.
The base of french onion soup in a pot cooking.
  1. Discard the thyme stems and ladle soup into 4 oven safe bowls.
  2. Place bowls onto a baking sheet and top each soup with 1 to 2 slices of bread.
French onion soup ladled into bowls.
French onion soup with bread pieces on top.
  1. Add shredded cheese over the top of the pieces of bread.
  2. Turn broiler on high. Broil for about 1 minute, or until the cheese begins to bubble and brown. Serve immediately.
French onion soup in bowls being eaten.

Tips for Making French Onion Soup

We love the simplicity and depth of flavor of our French onion soup recipe, but there are a few important things to do and remember for the best soup experience!

  • We use yellow onions which have a more mild, less acidic flavor than white onions. They also hold up better through longer cook times, which make them great for caramelizing.
  • Add a small amount of sugar to help with the caramelization. Although onions have natural sugars in them we like to add just a touch of sugar to them when caramelizing to help draw out the natural sugars and help them caramelize.
  • Raising the heat after caramelizing the onions on low heat. This will allow the onions to obtain their dark color and to fully caramelize after they’ve sweated and cooked down over low heat.
  • Use a high quality, flavorful beef stock. Since the soup uses only a few ingredients, it’s important to use high quality ingredients, especially when it comes to the beef stock, which will impact the flavor of the overall french onion soup along with the caramelized onions.
  • Add some beef bouillon to the soup if you’re unable to find of use a high quality stock of your liking. This will help to enhance the overall flavor for the soup. We like using Better Than Bouillon brand (only when needed).
French onion soup recipe in bowls.

Make Ahead and Freezing Instructions

Make Ahead

Our recipe for French onion soup can be made up to 5 days ahead of time. To make soup ahead of time, cool completely, then pour into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

When ready to use, pour into a pot and simmer over medium heat for 7 to 10 minutes. Pour into bowls, top with toasted baguette slices, shredded cheese and broil.

Freezing

Our French onion soup recipe can be frozen for up to 2 months. To freeze, cool completely, then pour into a freezer friendly container and store in the freezer until ready to use. Remember to leave some air space in the container to account for it expanding a bit as it freezes.

When ready to use, transfer soup to the refrigerator and thaw overnight. Pour soup into a pot and simmer over medium heat for 7 to 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings as needed. Pour into bowls, top with toasted baguette slices, shredded cheese and broil.

French Onion soup recipes in a bowl with a spoon in it.

What to Serve with Our French Onion Soup Recipe

We love this soup on its own, but when we’re craving an even heartier meal we love serving it a few different things such as:

French onion soup recipe in a bowl with a spoon in it.

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French Onion Soup Recipe

The BEST French Onion Soup Recipe you'll ever make! We love the depth of flavor you get from only a handful of simple ingredients. We guarantee you'll be making this delicious soup all fall and winter long!
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 566kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 32 ounces high quality beef stock
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dry vermouth
  • 8 slices sourdough baguette sliced into 1/2" thick pieces and lightly toasted
  • 8 ounces shredded gruyere cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place a large pot over medium heat and melt butter and oil together. Add onions and season with salt and pepper.
  • Lower heat to low and cook down and caramelize for 20 minutes, occasionally stirring.
  • Increase heat to medium-high, add thyme sprigs, sugar and season with salt and black pepper. Continue to cook down for an additional 15 minutes. Stirring frequently.
  • Add stock and vermouth and bring the soup to a simmer. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Discard the thyme stems and ladle soup into 4 oven safe bowls.
  • Place bowls onto a baking sheet and top each soup with 2 slices of bread followed by 2 ounces shredded cheese.
  • Turn broiler on high. Broil for about 1 minute, or until the cheese begins to bubble and brown. Serve immediately.

Notes

**Makes 1 1/2 quarts of soup (each serving is about 12 ounces)**
Tips for Making French Onion Soup
  • We use yellow onions which have a more mild, less acidic flavor than white onions. They also hold up better through longer cook times, which make them great for caramelizing.
  • Add a small amount of sugar to help with the caramelization. Although onions have natural sugars in them we like to add just a touch of sugar to them when caramelizing to help draw out the natural sugars and help them caramelize.
  • Raising the heat after caramelizing the onions on low heat. This will allow the onions to obtain their dark color and to fully caramelize after they’ve sweated and cooked down over low heat.
  • Use a high quality, flavorful beef stock. Since the soup uses only a few ingredients, it’s important to use high quality ingredients, especially when it comes to the beef stock, which will impact the flavor of the overall french onion soup along with the caramelized onions.
  • Add some beef bouillon to the soup if you’re unable to find of use a high quality stock of your liking. This will help to enhance the overall flavor for the soup. We like using Better Than Bouillon brand (only when needed).

Nutrition

Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1034mg | Potassium: 595mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1135IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 644mg | Iron: 2mg

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It might not look like much, but don’t let its humble appearance fool you: this hearty chowder is ridiculously flavorful and perfectly satisfying on a crisp fall night.

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We’re due for our first freeze tonight, and while I’m lamenting the loss of my outdoor herbs, I am decidedly excited about the fact that it’s officially soup season.

Taylor threw this recipe together on a whim last week, using up some sad peppers and half a bag of frozen corn, and both of us were shocked at how delicious it turned out. Between this and his ultimate turkey stew, I think it’s safe to say he’s the soup expert in our house. I, on the other hand, will stay in my lane and stick to cookies, thank you very much.

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Top it with some chopped fresh cilantro and a handful of sweet and salty pepitas (my favorite part!) for a bit of crunch that makes this soup extra special.

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