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French Onion Soup

Easy, flavorful and comforting this French Onion Soup is a delicious and easy recipe that takes minimal ingredients and absolutely warms your belly to the soul!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 642kcal


  • 2 lbs 4 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 Tbs butter
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves or 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 baguette
  • 2 cups shredded cheese provolone, mozzarella, gruyere, Swiss


  • In large pot on stove melt your butter and add onions, salt and pepper and over medium/low heat cook your onions until they are caramelized.
  • Stir in your garlic and cook one more minutes.
  • Add your flour and cook an additional minute then add sherry to deglaze the pan.
  • Add in broth and thyme and Worcestershire sauce and simmer for about 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile slice your baguettes into about 1" thick pieces.
  • When ready to serve spoon soup into oven safe bowls on baking sheet.
  • Top with 2 slices of baguettes and sprinkle with cheese of choice such as provolone, mozzarella, gruyere or Swiss.
  • Broil for a few minutes in oven until cheese is melted and golden.
  • Top with additional thyme if desired.


Calories: 642kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1830mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 910IU | Vitamin C: 17.9mg | Calcium: 408mg | Iron: 3.6mg