Easy recipe for divine Cheddar, Stilton and Caramelised Onion Soup

Published Thursday, Apr 24 2014, 21:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
French onion soup is always a tasty treat to enjoy when you're after a yummy lunch or light supper.

This particular version has a British twist, thanks to its Stilton and Cheddar combo. Whip up and serve to the family with some warm crusty bread, mmm!

Cheddar, stilton and caramelised onion soup

© British Cheese Board


  • 50g butter
  • 3 medium brown or red onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 litre reduced salt beef or vegetable stock
  • 8 small slices rustic bread (such as a French stick)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 80g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 80g blue Stilton cheese, broken into chunks


1 Melt the butter in a large, heavy-based saucepan and add the onions, cooking them over a medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring often.

2 Add the sugar and cook for another few moments to really brown them.

3 Stir in the flour, then add a little stock, stirring until combined. Gradually stir in the remaining stock, and then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook gently for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4 Preheat the grill and toast the bread on one side only.

5 Season the soup with black pepper and stir in the parsley. Ladle the soup into 4 bowls that withstand the heat from the grill (and check they fit under your grill).

6 Float the pieces of bread on top of the soup, toasted sides down. Sprinkle the Cheddar on top and add the chunks of Stilton.

7 Grill for 2-3 minutes until melted and bubbling. Serve at once, but take care when eating – it’s hot!

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

Recipe courtesy of British Cheese Board.

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Chunky Bean Soup
Hearty Potato Soup
Gordon Ramsay's Cod & Tomato Chowder