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French Onion Soup Recipe

Here an easy recipe developed by my son Adam with rich aromatic her flavors. The onions are sweet and caramelized to make a really delicious broth.  This dish also has an interesting food history. 

Course Soup
Cuisine French
Keyword caramelized onion, crusty bread, food history, homemade, melted cheese, rich broth
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 6 servings
Calories 446 kcal


Soup Ingredients

Soup Toppings

  • 1 cup Gruyere shredded
  • 1 baguette sliced and toasted


  1. Place onions and shallots in a medium sized bowl. Sprinkle with flour, pepper and salt.

  2. In a medium stock pot melt the butter and add the onions. Toss onions in the butter until they are translucent. Add the sugar.
  3. Turn heat to low and cover. Cook until onions are caramelized (a brown color). This will take about 45 minutes. Move onions around frequently to ensure even cooking.
  4. Add the stock,wine, thyme, bay leaves, oregano, and garlic. Cook for about 30 minutes on low.
  5. Turn off heat. Add cognac, Worcestershire and nutmeg. Stir and allow to sit for about 10 minutes. Add salt to taste.

  6. Portion into oven safe bowls.
  7. Place toasted slices of baguette on top of the soup. Sprinkle liberally with Gruyere.
  8. Place under the broiler until the cheese begins to sizzle and turn brown. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
French Onion Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 1571mg68%
Potassium 698mg20%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 512IU10%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 319mg32%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.