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French Onion Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

French Onion Soup

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"This sophisticated classic features slowly sauteed onions, rich beef broth with a topper of toasted French bread and melted Swiss cheese."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  1. Heat oil in saucepot. Add onions. Cover and cook over low heat 15 minutes. Uncover.
  2. Add sugar and cook over medium heat 15 minutes or until onions are golden.
  3. Add flour and cook and stir 1 minute. Add broth and wine. Heat to a boil. Cook over low heat 10 minutes.
  4. Divide soup among 4 bowls. Top each with bread and cheese.
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  • Tip: *Use a food processor with slicing attachment for ease in preparation.
  • **For even more flavor, try rubbing the bread with a garlic clove and topping it with the cheese before toasting.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 25, 2009

I give this recipe 5 stars because it is the best BASIC french onion soup recipe that I've found. I made several adjustments to make it healthier. I used 2 red, 2 white, and 2 yellow onions, whole wheat flour, low sodium chicken broth, and for the croutons I used whole wheat- all natural french bread with olive oil and swiss cheese then I broil in the oven.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 12, 2011

I did not care for this.... should have called for a red wine

Feb 06, 2009

I fixed this and loved it. I left out the wine but followed the recipe with all the other ingredients. It was very, very easy to cook and oh so good. Thank you.

Aug 31, 2010

This was easy and flavorful. It makes a great starter for a fancy meal at home.

Oct 16, 2012

Excellent, used red wine instead turned out great. Also had no swiss so used mozzarella cheese. will make again for sure

Dec 22, 2010


Sep 20, 2011

I was craving French Onion soup (pregnant lol) This hit the spot and was very easy to make. Had to leave out the wine unfortunately though.

Jun 01, 2009

Pretty good.


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  • Calories
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 7.8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 10.1 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 993 mg
  • 40%

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

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