Jamie Oliver's English Onion Soup

Photography by Joluise
I have never made onion soup before, but after watching Jamie Oliver make his version of English Onion Soup (see Youtube/recipe below) I thought I would give it a go. I was very impressed by the results and my husband loved it too. This was one very filling dish. To make this you do need soup bowls that can go into the oven so the cheese can melt. 

I made some small modifications:  I added crispy bacon at the end (as you can see in the photo) and on my husband's crusty bread I added Stilton Cheese (which melts beautifully) and on mine Cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese. 

I also made my own chicken stock for this recipe (using chicken wings) and was able to put a heap in the freezer.  If you wanted this recipe to be vegan - vegetable stock would work just as well.

Here is the recipe:

Here is the Youtube of Jamie making the soup:

Well worth making - perfect on a cold winters evening. Need plenty of time to make as the onions/leeks took almost an hour to cook and brown.


  1. Yours looked better than his! Loved the bacon and Stilton cheese--Steve was drooling. Nick.

    1. Well worth making and I am sure you would love it.

  2. That sounds really good! Thanks for posting this.


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