Sweet Vidalia onions are in season this time of year, which makes it a perfect time to make this delicious and creamy sweet onion bisque. This is reminiscent of a French onion soup, but with the sweet onions instead. It’s simple and easy to make, but truly delicious and well worth it. Make this an even more delicious and elegant meal by adding a colorful tossed salad as a side dish.

Sweet Onion Bisque

Sweet onions are in season this time of year, and you can’t go wrong with this creamy soup.


  • 2 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp peeled garlic cloves (4 large heads)
  • 5 sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 large shallots, sliced
  • 1 russet (baking) potato, peeled and sliced
  • 3 Tbs Sherry vinegar
  • 1 Tbs chopped fresh rosemary
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • White pepper
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Saute the onions and garlic in the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the shallots, potato, vinegar, rosemary and broth.
  3. Cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Puree the mixture.
  5. Add the half and half and buttermilk. Stir until well combined and thickened.
  6. Season to taste.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Diet tags: Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 10

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Calories: 241

Fat: 8

Protein: 8.8

Entire serving makes 10 servings.
Serving size is 1 1/2 cups.
Each serving = 9 Smart Points/6 Points
PER SERVING: 241 calories; 8g fat; 2.2g saturated fat; 36g carbohydrates; 16.4g sugar; 8.8g protein; 4.9g fiber

1 Comment

  1. This looks great and I intend to make it soon, however, how did you arrive at 6 points+? I put this into recipe builder and it came out to 3 points+. I don’t mean to be a pest but I find that a lot of your recipes are off on points if put into recipe builder. I want to be confident that I am not adding extra points when I make something so if it looks off I put it into the builder. I did this with the Turkey and Cranberries from yesterday and recipe builder had that at 5 points+. I would expect a blog that offers points+ recipes would be more accurate. I understand that there can be variations in ingredients and sizes, but more than a point different is too big. Thank you.

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