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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Caramelized onions, wine and beef stock are three simple ingredients but put them together and you have one amazing soup! Have this classic French Onion Soup on the table in 30minutes!
Course Soup
Cuisine French
Keyword onions,swiss cheese,toast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 148kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


  • 4 Large Yellow onions ,cut in half and cut into slices
  • 2 Cloves Garlic ,chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sherry or red wine
  • 6 Cups Beef stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Large woody sprig of thyme
  • French baguette cut into 1 inch slices
  • Provolone, Gruyere, or swiss cheese ,for topping soup


  • In a large pot set over medium heat, heat 1 Tablespoon oil until shimmering. Add the onions and saute until golden brown. Make sure you keep tossing onions so they don't burn otherwise it will add a bitter flavor to your soup.
  • Whisk in the butter, then the flour and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, then deglaze the pan with the sherry, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Slowly stir in the stock; bring to a simmer. Add the whole sprig of thyme. Simmer for 15 minutes, until broth has thickened slightly. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  • Spoon the soup into bowls and top with a slice of bread (approximately 1 inch thick and a thick layer of cheese. I used about 3 deli slices.)
  • Place under a preheated broiler on HIGH for 3 minutes, until cheese is browned. Serve immediately


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg