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French Onion Soup

Updated: Jan 31

Pub inspired french onion soup is the ultimate household favorite! Secret ingredient: time!


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French Onion Soup in a bowl, French Onion Soup, French onion, onion, Parsley, Swiss Cheese, French bread, melted cheese
French Onion Soup

Prep Time: 10 mins


Cook Time: Approximately 2 1/2 hours


Total Time: 2 hrs 40 mins


Yield: 4-6 Servings


What You'll Need:


  • Stock pot

  • Sauce pan (large enough for 2 quarts/8 cups liquid)

  • Sheet pan

  • 5 medium, sweet onions (sliced thin and even)

  • 3 Tbsp butter

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 2 quarts/8 cups low sodium beef stock

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc

  • 2 beef bouillon cubes

  • A few pinches kosher salt

  • Pinch sugar

  • 1/2 cup water (if needed*)

  • French bread loaf, cut into 1 1/2 inch slices (1 slice/bowl of soup)

  • 3 cups freshly shredded swiss cheese

  • Smashed garlic clove

  • Generous splash olive oil, for bread

  • Chives, for garnish


How to Make:


  1. Add olive oil and butter into bottom of a stock pot over low heat and stir until butter is completely melted.

  2. Add in your sliced onions and give a stir, then cover and let sit for 45 mins.

  3. Remove lid from pan and add in a pinch of sugar and pinch of kosher salt and stir. Increase heat to moderate, and stir every five minutes or so, for another 40-45 minutes until onions are a deep golden, caramelized color.

  4. While onions are caramelizing, add beef stock to a large sauce pan and bring to boil, then keep hot. Do not let liquid sit on boil or simmer for an extended period of time or the liquid will reduce.

  5. Once onions are a deep golden throughout, sprinkle in your flour bit at a time, and toss onions around for 2 minutes to absorb flour evenly.

  6. Return your beef broth to boiling and slowly pour into your onions, while stirring.

  7. Add in a pinch of kosher salt, the wine and beef bouillon cubes and stir.

  8. Test for seasoning. If it's on the salty side, you can add in 1/2 cup hot water and taste again. Add another splash if necessary. Partially cover and leave over low heat for another 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  9. While soup is cooking, combine your crushed clove of garlic with a generous splash of olive oil into a small bowl and set aside and let sit for at least 10 mins for olive oil to get perfumed with garlic.

  10. Brush your bread slices with a coating of garlicky olive oil, then top each with a handful of freshly shredded swiss cheese.

  11. Pop into the oven and put on low broil for 1-2 minutes until bread is toasted and cheese is melted. Watch closely, it burns quickly!

  12. Ladle soup into bowls and submerge your cheesy bread into soup, pushing down with spoon. Top with another handful of cheese and garnish with fresh chives. Enjoy!


French Onion Soup in a bowl, French Onion Soup, French onion, onion, Parsley, Swiss Cheese, French bread, melted cheese
French Onion Soup

Don't know what to do with that massive bag of onions sitting on your counter? French onion soup is the answer! It's surprisingly easy to make, and created with just a handful of ingredients that you likely have on hand. Great for a weekend lunch or served with steak for dinner!



French Onion Soup in a bowl, French Onion Soup, French onion, onion, Parsley, Swiss Cheese, French bread, melted cheese
French Onion Soup


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