The Outback Steakhouse Copycat Soup That's Even Better Than a Bloomin' Onion

It's so simple to make at home.



Outback Steakhouse’s French Onion Soup is a classic fan favorite. It’s rich and creamy with aromatic flavors and herbs. And, it’s a terrific savory soup to eat when it’s cold outside and you’re in the mood for a warm and comforting meal that’ll fill you up. It shares big onion flavor with another Outback favorite, the Bloomin’ Onion. While that's arguably the popular menu item, it’s meant to be shared, as it can be dense and heavy-feeling if eaten by one person alone. (Sidenote: If you love the Bloomin’ Onion and/or the French Onion Soup, make sure to stop in and try the Bloomin’ French Onion Sirloin, which is the best of both in a new holiday special menu item.)

However, you may not want to make the trip to Outback Steakhouse when it’s freezing out and you’d much rather be nestled in a thick, cozy blanket with the fire on. Luckily, there’s a way to create a homemade dish infused with the same flavors found in the Bloomin’ Onion and French Onion Soup in your own kitchen. Our copycat Outback Onion Soup is a lovely take on the classic. It packs flavor with minimal ingredients and is creamy and filling. Here’s what’s inside, and why it’s so good.

What Makes Our Copycat Onion Soup So Good

Accentuated with Colby-Monterey Jack cheese for a sharp and potent flavor, heavy cream for a thick consistency and coveted creaminess, and beef bouillon, this onion soup is savory and satiating, as well as very easy to prepare and cook at home.

It’s nicely seasoned with salt and pepper, and if desired, you may choose to add croutons on top, such as these homemade and buttery garlic croutons for some extra crispiness and texture. The cheese should be hot and melted to resemble traditional French onion soup.

Take it from reviewer Cindy Ray Brown who says "Wow—I have never made onion soup before, and this was DELICIOUS!! My whole family raved about it!" Another reviewer ummbarhuma agrees, "Very close to the real thing. My family enjoyed it and it was quite easy to make."

How to Make Copycat Outback Onion Soup

The prep time is just 10 minutes (however, you can save time by slicing and quartering the onions in advance if you like) and total time is two hours, though most of that is hands-off simmering time. You'll start by bringing water to a boil and adding in bouillon cubes. Then you'll add two large, sliced onions to simmer. Finally, you'll thicken the soup with flour, cream, and cheese. It's as simple as that.

Be careful with the onions when preparing the soup, as you don’t want to break them, and if you prefer the soup to be thinner in consistency, feel free to add more water until it's your ideal texture. Reviewers of this recipe have suggested using vegetable boullion or stock in place of beef bouillon to make it vegetarian. They also recommend adding hot broth to the flour slurry so it blends into the soup more evenly.

The recipe serves four people, so it’s a great option for families or cooking as part of meal prep with the intention of having leftovers to enjoy multiple times during the week.

Get the recipe: Outback Onion Soup

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