Southern Style French Onion Soup Recipe -
Southern Style French Onion Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Southern Style French Onion Soup

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"This is a simple, tasty recipe for a homemade French onion soup. With this recipe, you will receive many compliments."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Place the onion in the butter and saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the thyme and remove from heat.
  3. In a large pot over high heat, combine the consomme, bay leaves and white wine, if desired. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, stir in the sauteed onions and allow to heat through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Ladle soup into 4 individual oven-safe bowls, filling each about 3/4 of the way. Top each bowl with 2 slices of baguette bread and then cover each with the cheese.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
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Jul 12, 2008

I used two larger onions, as we like a little more "substance" in our soup, and only used 2 bay leaves. I also just added the broth and wine to the pan I had done the onions in, so I could scrape all of the onion flavour into the broth...excellent soup. Thanks for the great recipe.

Jan 04, 2004

It was the best french onion soup I've ever had!


16 Ratings

Jul 17, 2008

This recipe was wonderful. I did use the wine and followed the recipe exactly, except that I used Guyerre (may have spelled that wrong)cheese and toasted the bagettes. Thanks for the great recipe!

Jun 09, 2007

very good. Only thing I might do to change this is cut out a few bay leaves, I also used swiss cheese on the top instead of motz.

May 22, 2007

I tried this recipe a few minutes after signing up on this site making it my first recipe I tried. This is a great down to earth recipe. Taste is as good as the best restaurants in town. Recommend you try it.

Jan 23, 2007

My husband and I LOVED this recipe. I added just a touch more wine to it and a small amount of parmesan cheese to the center of the mozzarella cheese for a bit more flavor. The soup was absolutely wonderful.

Feb 09, 2004

This soup is awesome! My husband and I just love it. I have made it twice already, exactly by the recipe. It is definitely the way us "southerners" like our french onion soup! Thank you.

May 15, 2010

I made this for the family Christmas dinner (09) and it was a big hit. It was nearly as good as going out to a restaurant.


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  • Calories
  • 662 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 69.1 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 27 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 30.5 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 2389 mg
  • 96%

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

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