Walkabout Soup Recipe (Outback Steakhouse Copycat)

Nothing’s better than a bowl of hot, creamy soup, especially when you’re stuck at home for, say… weeks at a time.

Walkabout Soup from Outback Steakhouse is one of the best cheesy comfort foods. It’s super hearty and filling, so you can eat it as an (almost) complete meal, but really it’s not dinner without bread. Just saying.

Even though it was removed from Outback Steakhouse’s menu, you can still enjoy it whenever you want with this copycat recipe. And if you’re looking for a completely authentic Outback meal, you can even find a copycat version of their bread!

Fair warning: the bread takes even longer than the soup, so plan ahead.

Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Soup

Outback Steakhouse Walkabout Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 cups Sweet yellow onions sliced thin
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 14.5 oz Chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh ground pepper
  • 2 Chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 cup Velveeta cheese

White Sauce

  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole milk



  • Add butter and sliced onions to sauce pan.
  • Heat at medium heat until onions are translucent.
  • Stir in chicken broth, chicken bouillon cubes, salt, and pepper.

White Sauce

  • In a saucepan, add butter and flour and heat on medium. Stir for a few minutes, and slowly add milk into pan. Add salt, and continue to stir until the mixture has thickened.
  • Set aside and let cool for 10 minutes.


  • Once white sauce is cooled, add Velveeta cheese to the saucepan.
  • Warm the soup on low-medium heat and stir continuously to combine all ingredients.
  • Keep on heat for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and serve.

Walkabout Soup Recipe Tips

  • You can make this in an Instantpot as well by adding the ingredients in the order listed above. If your Instantpot gives you a burn notice, you’ll need to add more broth and bullion. You can easily double the amount without losing the flavor.
  • Similarly, you can toss it in a crockpot by using the same general principals for the Instantpot.
  • If you can’t get enough of this soup, you’re better off making it in smaller batches that you can eat quickly. Soups with milk tend to get grainy when frozen, and since this soup is mostly milk-products, I wouldn’t trust it. But if you’re brave and try it out, let us know how it goes!


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