Creamy French-American Soup Recipe -
Creamy French-American Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Creamy French-American Soup

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"This soup is an American take on the classic French Onion soup. With the addition of heavy cream, it has a little more fat but lots more flavor!"

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to broiler setting.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until softened, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and beef broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, loosely covered, for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Top each slice of bread with one slice of provolone and one slice of Swiss cheese; place on a cookie sheet. Broil on top oven rack until the cheese browns and the edges of the bread are crispy, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. To serve, ladle soup into 3 bowls and top with one slice of the cheese-topped bread.
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Nov 06, 2008

This was really good..but maybe just heavy on the cream a overpowered the soup. I would only do half to 3/4 the cream stated here. Cant wait to try again!

May 12, 2012

I really LOVED this. I confess I tweaked it quite a bit (but I never would have made this without your inspiration, ktkincaid.) I used six onions and cooked them till well carmelized then added 2 shallots, a leek and some garlic and cooked till softened. I deglazed with 1/2 cup of white wine and added 2 cups chicken broth and simmered for twenty minutes, then added the cream and brought it just to heat. I garnished with large homemade sourdough croutons, shredded gruyere, cracked black pepper and whole fresh chive blossoms.


3 Ratings

Oct 23, 2011

Amazing :)


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  • Calories
  • 1034 kcal
  • 52%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 304 mg
  • 101%
  • Fat
  • 90.4 g
  • 139%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 24.7 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 1296 mg
  • 52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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