Cafe Terra Cotta Creamy Oaxacan Sweet Onion Soup

This is a spicy and unique onion soup recipe with southwest flavor.  This soup is loaded with flavors; sherry, cheese, peppers, chilies, and so much more. 

Cafe Terra Cotta Cram Oaxacan Sweet Onion Soup


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Cafe Terra Cotta Creamy Oaxacan Sweet Onion Soup

If you like French Onion soup, give this southwestern flavored dish a try.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Onion Soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 352kcal


  • 2 large Yellow onions halved, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/16 cup chopped garlic
  • 1/8 cup sherry
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 quart Chicken stock
  • 3 Oaxaca chilies* --- Chile pasilla (Or substitute drained canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce or dried chipotle chilies.)
  • 1/4 quart heavy cream
  • 1/4 pound shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • 1 diced poblano pepper
  • salt to taste

Garnish - Blue Cheese Croutons

  • Garnish: Blue Cheese Croutons
  • 1/2 Baguette sliced
  • 1 ounce Blue cheese
  • 1/8 cup sliced sauteed


  • Sauté onions in butter until tender. Add garlic and sherry. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add chicken stock and Oaxaca chilies; bring to boil. Simmer 30 minutes. Discard chilies. Add cream, cheese and diced poblano chilies. Simmer 5 minutes. Adjust salt if necessary. For Garnish: Spread baguette slices with blue cheese and warm. For Each Serving: Float a baguette slice in center of each soup bowl. Heap a couple of sautéed onion slices on baguette.


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 995IU | Vitamin C: 39.8mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. JoannLee

    5 stars
    Stephaine I’m new to your site but the name Cafe Teraa Cotta caught my eye. Would this be the one in LIttleton CO? Would you happen to have their Green Chili Recipe? normaly I can not tolerate Chilies but theirs do not cause any problems. Thank You. JoannLee

  2. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    This was a great hit at my house my husband, nephew and father-in-law loved it. I used chipotle peppers in it though. I will be making this again. I had to make a pot of milder soup for myself. I am can’t handle the spice but the guys sure like it.

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