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French Onion Soup VII Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

French Onion Soup VII

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"Beautiful French onion soup. Good for a cold evening or after a late night as a midnight snack. Alternatively, grill the bread and cheese first, and serve in soup or on the side. This keeps well; in fact, it gets better with time. Enjoy and experiment!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onions until deep brown, about 20 minutes. Stir in broth and wine, using a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until heated through.
  2. Preheat oven on broiler setting. Ladle soup into heatproof serving bowls. Top each bowl with a slice of bread, and sprinkle with cheese. Place under a hot broiler until cheese is melted and slightly browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 26, 2003

AWESOME! I've been searching for years for a vegetarian-friendly version of French Onion Soup. I've been improvising and doing all right, but this is much better! Can't say whether the kids would like it - I don't have any, but my hubby is a very good critic & he LOVED it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 05, 2004

Delicious - rich and flavorful. We sauteed the onions for over twenty minutes and they were not deep brown, but definitely sauteed enough for the soup. We served this as an appetizer at a dinner party and served the beef tenderloin with roasted shallots (on this site) as the main dish.


42 Ratings

Oct 22, 2003

This soup is one of the best onion soup's I have ever tried. I had to give up french onion soup because I stopped eating beef, but now I have a GREAT recipe that I can eat! FINALLY! Zabocka is a genious! Thanks!!! :)

Apr 23, 2003

I used red onions, red wine (instead of white wine) beef broth (since I did not have chicken broth) and added 2 bay leaves along with the salt and pepper, and it turned out terrific. My boyfriend, who is very wary of my cooking since some of my concoctions are not super appealing, even really enjoyed it. Definitely a keeper!

Oct 27, 2005

Delicious! Will definitely make again. Mmmmm..... [12-29-2001] Update: I make this soup once or twice a year (whenever I have an extra bottle of wine lying around) and it always turns out perfect. This is *sooo* good! SOOO v*e*r*y good! And there are no fancy ingredients. And yet it's delicious! Why don't I make it more often? Anyways, whoever said this has too many onions... Did I mention this soup is good?

Jan 05, 2009

This is the BEST EVER onion soup, slowly sauting the onions is brilliant as it sweetens and tenderizes the onions for a delicious result. I think the reviewer who said there was to much onion did not fully cook down their onions or used the giant sized onions, at any rate it is onion soup after all and their rating isn't fair just based on that, it is what it is! My changes to this recipe was that I used a beef stock that I had bought to use for another recipe that I didn't make. I also used a Gruyère Cheese instead of mozzarella as I wanted the creamy, nutty flavor that Gruyère gives and for my company I thought it would make this soup that much more special. I also used a quality white wine that I already had for a quality flavor. Everyone commented on it's deep flavor and said it was the best they have ever had. I so recommend that anyone who wants a 5 star flavored onion soup give this one a try...I know they won't be disappointed.

Sep 19, 2004

My husband and I love this recipe. I'm vegetarian and he's not, and it provides us both with a hearty meal. Delicious!

Mar 01, 2011

Pretty darn good vegetarian French Onion. But the flavor obviously depends based on the wine you use. I used very watered down vegetable stock, so I added in 4 bay leaves and 3 shakes of Worcestershire sauce. And I sauted the onions for probably 30 minutes, so they browned nicely. I didn't have baguette or mozzarella, so I subbed a toasted half slice of plain bagel & a slice of provolone.


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  • Calories
  • 343 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 14.6 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 699 mg
  • 28%

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

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