This copycat Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Soup recipe is delicious, comforting, and just as good as the original! 

Onion soup in a white bowl that is garnished with cheese.

Walkabout Soup

On a recent trip to Outback Steakhouse, I noticed that their Walkabout Soup wasn’t on the menu anymore (does anyone know if this is permanent? Will it be moonlighting as a “soup special” at all?). Panic set it. As soon as I got home, I searched for a copycat recipe. I tried the one I found a few times and tweaked it a little. This recipe tastes very, very close to Outback’s Walkabout Soup. I hope you enjoy my copycat recipe!

Walkabout Soup Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

P.S. Yes, that is a copycat loaf of Outback Steakhouse Honey-Wheat Bushman’s Bread you see there in the picture. 

Cook’s Note:

  • If you’re serving this as a main dish, it will serve 6 people.
  • After you whisk in the flour in step 2, a few small clumps of flour will remain. Don’t fret. They will be gone at the end of the 30-minute simmer!

Close up picture of walkabout soup in a bowl.

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4.55 from 11 votes

Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Soup Copycat Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
This copycat Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Soup recipe is delicious, comforting, and just as good as the original! 


  • 10 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • ¼ cup white cooking wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 large sweet yellow onions quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 large white onion quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup all purpose flour sifted
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese plus more for garnish
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese plus more for garnish
  • salt & freshly-ground black pepper to taste


  • In a large stock pot add the chicken stock, cooking wine, bay leaves and onions. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  • Remove the bay leaves, and gently whisk in the flour until a few, small clumps of flour remain. Simmer soup for 30 minutes.
  • Add the cream, cheddar, and Monterey cheeses. Stir until the cheese melts, and then turn off the heat. Season with salt & pepper.
  • Serve with extra cheese as garnish.


Recipe adapted from The Sun-Sentinel Newspaper.


Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 845IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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  1. I would choose the Cherry colored Le Creuset Stockpot for my kitchen.


  2. Hmmm. I don’t see purple or pink… 🙁
    So, I’d probably go for the dark blue… though I might have to let my girls have a vote too!

  3. I’d love the Marseilla! It’s gorgeous!

  4. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I want the cherry one. It would be great in my kitchen!
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  5. laurie murley says:

    I like the dark blue pot

  6. Mary Baker says:

    I would actually be happy with cherry as a first choice, dune as second, and orange as third choice! Great giveaway! Thanks!

  7. Think I would choose the red.

  8. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I just love it when you come across a great share on your networks & find a new blog to follow that is full of great recipes & inspiring photos 🙂 New found fan ~nice to meet you Jillian & I look forward to following your blog. Your recipe looks amazing! I will be trying the bread also you have shared in this post. The colors are so vibrant in your post, much like the choices in the Le Creuset Pots. I love the red color! Thank you & have a blessed week 🙂 Julie

  9. Ellen Casper says:

    Love the cherry color

  10. Jennifer M says:

    I’d love the Marseille color.

  11. Leslie Rathbun says:

    I could really use thie stockpot.

  12. Theresa D says:

    I would choose the Palm color, it would look beautiful in my kitchen.

  13. I would choose the cherry to match my kitchen.

  14. Stephanie Reed says:

    I like Caribbean! I would have called it teal had I not gone to the link. Very pretty!

  15. Stephanie Larison says:

    I think I’d go with the palm!

  16. I love the white (dune) color!

  17. They are so beautiful. If I had one I would never put it away. I would leave it out to show it off .

    1. That’s exactly what I do, my beautiful Caribbean stockpot is on my stove top at all times. 🙂