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Tropea onion soup: an exceptional comfort food!

Tropea onion soup

Tropea onion soup: the recipe for the delicious soup typical of Calabrian cuisine based on onions (and with an unmistakable taste)!

Usually when you think of onions you always turn up your nose a little, is it because cleaning them is always a challenge and you often don't know how to cook them? The Tropea onion soup is a first course with an aromatic taste and perfect for the evenings when the cold starts to dominate.

The Tropea onions, characterized by a sweet taste, are an excellent ingredient, but the real extra touch is the addition of bread and caciotta cheese on the bottom of the dish: a real treat. Here are all the steps for preparing Tropea onion soup!

Tropea onion soup
Tropea onion soup

Preparation of Tropea onion soup

  1. First, peel the onions and cut them into thin strips .
  2. Soften the Tropea onions in a pan with a little oil, add the wine and let the liquid evaporate. If necessary, you can wet the onions with a ladle of water to prevent them from burning.
  3. When the onions are well cooked, add the flour and broth.
  4. Stir and cook for 25-30 minutes .
  5. A few minutes before the end of cooking , toast the slices of bread in a pan or in the oven for a few minutes.
  6. After cooking the soup, add salt and turn off the heat.
  7. Arrange a slice of toasted bread on the bottom of each plate, arrange a slice of caciotta on top and pour the soup. Finish with a sprinkling of pecorino cheese, another slice of bread (or two) and serve, enjoy your meal!

Don't forget, though: this recipe shouldn't be confused with French onion soup .

To learn more about this food, we leave you all our recipes with onions . If you can't get enough , here are all our soup recipes too!


We recommend keeping the soup in the fridge, for a maximum of 1-2 days , inside a special container with a lid. We do not recommend freezing.

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