French Onion Soup

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French Onion Soup

This soup is rich and simply delicious! Make sure to really caramelize the onions slowly over low heat using a large Dutch oven or saucepan. Drop in some delicious garlic butter croutons or toasted bread topped with swiss and parmesan cheese.
Course Lunch, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine French
Keyword French Onion Soup, Homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 580kcal


  • 4-5 cups sliced onions 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5 1/4 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices toasted bread or use croutons is desired
  • 4 tbsp shredded swiss cheese
  • 4 tsp shredded parmesan cheese


  • Melt butter in a large Dutch oven or saucepan over low heat. Add onions and cook on low heat until caramelized stirring occasionally about 45 minutes
  • Add beef broth, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 30 minutes
  • Heat the oven broiler
  • Ladle soup into oven safe serving bowls and place one slice of bread or a few croutons on top of each bowl of soup. Top bread or croutons with 1 tbsp shredded swiss cheese and 1 tsp shredded parmesan cheese for each bowl
  • Place bowls on cookie sheet and broil in preheated oven until cheese bubbles


Add a few dashes of white wine when adding beef broth if preferred.  Use cheese of your choice either shredded (which I like) or sliced.  Leave soup under the broiler longer until cheese browns if desired.
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