Rich and Simple French Onion Soup


For years, my family and friends have been eating Rich and Simple French Onion Soup at restaurants, but none of them compare to the richness and simplicity of making this recipe at home.

There’s nothing cosier than a freshly made bowl of warm French onion soup. With this highly suggested recipe, you can make French onion soup that rivals that found in restaurants right in your own kitchen. Get our best ingredient recommendations along with preservation guidelines.

15 minutes for preparation
Cooking Period: Forty minutes
In all, 55 minutes
4 servings total


  1. ½ cup unsalted butter
  2. Two teaspoons of olive oil
  3. Four cups of thinly chopped onions
  4. Five mugs of beef broth
  5. Two tsp of sherry, dry
  6. One teaspoon of dried thyme
  7. One dash of pepper and salt, to taste
  8. Four pieces of French bread
  9. Four pieces of provolone cheese
  10. ¼ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  11. two pieces of chopped Swiss cheese

Instructions For Rich and Simple French Onion Soup:

  • Compile every component.
  • In an 8-quart stock pot set over medium heat, melt butter and olive oil together. When onions are soft and transparent, add them to butter and whisk them constantly. Avoid browning the onions.
  • Add beef broth, sherry, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat up the grill in the oven.
  • Pour soup into serving bowls that are safe to put in the oven, then top each with a slice of bread (you can break the bread into pieces if you’d like). Arrange a slice of provolone, half a slice of chopped Swiss, and a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese on each slice of bread.
  • Arrange the bowls on a baking sheet and bake under broil for two to three minutes, or until the cheese begins to bubble and brown slightly.
  • Enjoy while hot!

Which Onions Work Best in French Onion Soup?
Yellow onions sliced thinly are used to make French onion soup. Red or white onions can also be used to produce great soup; it just depends on your taste preferences and what you have on hand.

French Onion Soup Storage?
After the soup has cooled, transfer it to an airtight container, being careful not to include the croutons since fresh ones taste best. For up to three or four days, keep it refrigerated.

French Onion Soup Reheat Instructions?
On the burner, reheat the French onion soup by bringing it to a boil. If you want to get really fancy, you can top it up with additional cheese and broiled bread, but if you want something quick and simple, you can just use store-bought croutons.

French Onion Soup Freezer Instructions?
French onion soup is simple to freeze without the croutons: Simply pour the chilled soup into a freezer-safe, airtight jar and store in the freezer for up to three months. You can freeze it in serving-sized pieces to save yourself the trouble of having to thaw and refreeze the entire batch.

Just place the frozen French onion soup in the refrigerator and let it thaw over night. Hastily? If you immerse the sealed container in cool water, you can defrost it faster.

Nutritional Information (per serving) Calories 586, 28g Carbs, 21g, Protein 44g Fat

Recipe By: Lori Levin (All Recipes)

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