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As much as I hate winter, and especially this inversion we are experiencing here, I do love how it gets you in the mood for a good bowl of soup. I can really eat soup year round, but somehow, it just isn’t the same when the temperature is 90 degrees outside versus a chilly 20 degrees. A good bowl of soup will warm you from the inside out and leave you feeling satisfied like many other foods could never do. In fact, when many people are having a bad day, they reach for the chocolate, but I really think that a warm bowl of soup has the same effect on me. I could spend most winter nights cuddled on the couch in a big blanket with a bowl of soup, and I’d be a happy girl.

So needless to say, I’m always drawn to soup recipes. In fact, just this morning I saw this recipe, and now I can’t stop thinking about it. (Maybe that will be dinner tonight!!) And with the chill of winter in full force right now, I can’t think of a better time to break out the soup recipes.

This soup was delicious. Really, we all know that anything with bacon is delicious, but I really liked this recipe. The popovers, on the other hand – I didn’t really love them. But I didn’t really care, because I really loved this soup. And it really takes so few ingredients – and ingredients that I usually have on hand!!

I guess even though I’m not loving the winter, at least I can satisfy myself with soup!!

Onion Chowder with Cheesy Onion Popovers
 
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A chowder filled with onion flavor, plus bacon! Served with Cheesy Onion Popovers.
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, chopped
  • 4 white onions, chopped
  • salt
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • 1 32-ounce container chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 12½-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup finely chopped chives
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Grease a standard 12-cup muffin pan.
  3. In large Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 12 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Add the onions to the pot, season with salt and cook for 8 minutes. Set aside ¼ cup of the cooked onions. Sprinkle the remaining onions with ¼ cup flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 8 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in blender, mix the reserved onions, 1 cup milk, the remaining 1 cup flour, the eggs, butter and ¼ t salt until smooth. Fill each muffin cup halfway with batter and place a cube of cheese in center of each. Bake for 25 minutes, then lower the heat to 350 degrees; bake for 15 minutes more.
  5. Stir in the remaining 1 cup milk into the soup and heat through.
  6. Garnish with bacon and chives.
  7. Serve with the popovers.
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  9. From Everyday with Rachael Ray November 2008
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27 Responses to Onion Chowder with Cheesy Onion Popovers

  1. Sylvie says:

    Being a fellow soup lover I just know that this soup must have been delicious!

  2. Ryley says:

    what are you doing still posting?? Where’s that baby?????????? :)

    Enjoy the onion soup while you can.. Onions are another thing you shouldn’t eat while you are nursing!! :)

    I realllly hope you get a nice calm baby that isn’t effected by that kind of stuff! :)

  3. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says:

    Yum, I love soup too! This looks wonderful!

  4. Tasty Trends says:

    looks delicious! i love soup in the winter…i always crave it!

  5. Mary says:

    I totally love soup too! Yours looks terrific!

  6. kat says:

    That soup does look fantastic. I always thought popovers were supposed to be hollow in the middle

  7. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Totally scrumptious! Both the chowder and popovers look fantastic!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  8. Debbie says:

    Looks delicious. Just right for this kind of cold weather.

  9. sunita says:

    Deb, we are soup lovers too and yours looks very delish :-)

  10. Risa says:

    hey this looks easy and yummy! I so want to try this tonight! Thanks.

  11. Grace says:

    what an interesting chow-dah! eating tasty soups like this is the only way i can survive the winter. :)

  12. Paula says:

    Ohhhh yeahhh, I’m a soup girl for sure. This looks terrific! I’ve never really had an onion chowder … onion soup, but not chowder. By the way, I ate regular meals (healthy) while I was breastfeeding my youngest daughter. I ate everything … Thai food, onions, garlic, etc. … without any ill effects on my wee one. In fact, she’s now 9 and is my least picky eater. She eats just about everything. Just my experience … everyone’s different … plus I don’t get bothered by those foods, so it makes sense my little one didn’t either.

  13. glamah16 says:

    That really looks fantastic and hearty. And I love that its served alongside Popovers. Baby is eating well.

  14. bakergirlcreations says:

    Sounds delicious! There’s nothing like soup to warm you up :_

  15. Claire says:

    Yum! This looks soo good! I, too, love soup! It’s the perfect meal and I can even do it in the summer time. :-)

  16. Patsyk says:

    That soup looks wonderful. I love onion soup, and that you also get popovers with this recipe is a bonus.

  17. Colloquial Cook says:

    “Onion Popovers”? You must be joking. It’s the best name ever.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Deborah this looks so good.And since it has been snowing here in PA for well over a week (come on,spring!) I am making soups for lunch just about every day.This one is next!

  19. noble pig says:

    How yummy! I love the idea of onion chowder!

  20. Kristin says:

    Shoot! Anything with a pound of bacon for 6 servings is GONNA be GOOD! Duh!

  21. Cynthia says:

    I like this idea of an onion chowder.

  22. eatme_delicious says:

    What a yummy meal! The cheesy onion popovers look so good.

  23. Kristen says:

    That looks like a fantastic flavorful soup. Wonder if I could get my kids to eat it. Hmmmm.
    Love that photo, by the way!

  24. Sophie says:

    The soup looks beautiful! I’d take it with the panini from the previous post :).

  25. Rose says:

    Do you add the onions to the bacon pan with the grease? Or a new pan? Im kind of confused by that part sorry lol. Looks delish tho and I plan on making it tonight for supper.

    • Deborah says:

      @Rose, you add the onions into the bacon grease that is left in the pan. The grease is the fat you will use to cook the onions. I hope you love it!

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