French Onion Soup

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

Recipe: #1155

October 23, 2011

"I don't remember where I got the original recipe but I think I have tweaked this enough that I can call it my own. Use Gruyere cheese if you can, or Swiss. Mozzarella or even Monterey Jack are good too but do take away from the authenticity of the dish. This tends to be on the salty side so you might want to use low sodium chicken stock."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (437.8 g)
  • Calories 598.2
  • Total Fat - 26.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 91.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1944.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 49.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 6.4 g
  • Protein - 38.1 g
  • Calcium - 896.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Melt butter in large sauté pan, add onions, and let sweat over low heat until translucent and limp, about 20 minutes.

Step 2

Add flour, pepper, garlic & sugar. Cook for 2-3 minutes over low heat, stirring often.

Step 3

Add herbs, stocks, and wine. Simmer for about 1 hour.

Step 4

This soup freezes well at this point. Just cool and pack in containers or ziploc bags. To use just dump into a sauce pan and heat over medium heat until thawed and simmering. Proceed with the next step.

Step 5

Toast the bread. Ladle soup into 4 ramekins. Place toast on top of soup. Distribute parmesan on top of toast. Top with cheese. Broil until cheese melts and begins to brown. Serve.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


This is a great tasting soup. I used gluten free all-purpose flour and bread and it was divine. Thanks for for sharing this recipe.


review by:
(19 Dec 2013)


YUMMY! This was so simple, healthy and flavorful! It also was perfect for a cold winter night. I made it with white and brown onions, only 2T butter, sherry & vermouth for the wine and slices of lite swiss cheese. This wasn't as "beefy" flavored as other onion soups I've had, but it was nice to really taste the onion. The thyme really stood out and was nice in it also. It didn't say to cover it for the 1 hour simmer, but I did. This made 3 servings for us. Freddy Cat says thanks for the soup! Made for the Billboard recipe tag game.


review by:
(26 Jan 2012)

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