A classic recipe for French Onion Soup that can be on your table in 1 hour! Simple and so delicious, this soup is great as an appetizer or main dish.
This French Onion Soup recipe is a must make! A rich and flavourful broth with caramelized onions, topped with a delicious and cheesy bread crust…this soup will quickly become a family favourite comfort dish.
French Onion Soup is so simple to make!
French Onion Soup is so easy to make, and worth the effort! This recipe is to die for. Seriously. It’s so flavourful and the taste is amazing.
Full of delicious and simple ingredients!
Made with sweet onions, flavourful vegetable broth, fresh thyme, chunks of bread and loads of cheese!
Comfort food at its best!
French Onion Soup seems to be one of those recipes that has gone out of ‘food fashion’ over the years…it was really popular in the 60’s. Why it hasn’t stayed that way is really beyond me. This soup is delicious and comforting.
More than meets the eye…or stomach!
This soup is much more filling that you might realize. Every time I make it I worry that it’s not enough for dinner, and think about doubling the recipe, but it’s not necessary. It comfortably serves our family of 5…the thick cheesy bread topping is filling in itself. But sometimes I’ll serve it with a green salad.
Have it ready in about an hour!
As an added bonus, this soup only takes about 1 hour to make! The bulk of the time is spent caramelizing the onions. If you don’t mind the onions being a little less caramelized you can have it ready in even less time. And on the other hand, if you want really rich caramelized onions, feel free to saute them longer to get that rich caramel colour and flavour…which could mean that this soup will take a little longer than an hour to make.
French Onion Soup Recipe Tips:
- Broth: You can use vegetable or beef broth for this recipe.
- Cheese: This recipe calls for shredded Swiss cheese, but sometimes I like to use 1/2 Swiss cheese and 1/2 Gouda cheese. Gruyere cheese is great too, and mozzarella or provolone also works in a pinch.
- Bread: You can use a baguette slices for the topping, or any of your favourite bread…the more robust the loaf, the better.
- Onions: You can use sweet onions or yellow onions. See above for a little tip on caramelizing onions!
- Bowls: A bit about bowls…the best bowls to use for French Onion Soup, are French Onions Soup Bowls that are intended for this type of soup. They have handles that allow for ease of sliding bowls around in the oven, and traditional bowls have a smaller opening than the bottom of the bowl (like the bowl I have at the bottom of this post). In the pictures above, the opening of the bowl is as wide as the bottom, and honestly they don’t work as well because the wide opening allows for more bread, which soaks up the soup. SO if you can, use a french onion soup bowl like the one at the bottom of this post, with the smaller opening so that your soup doesn’t disappear into the bread! 😉
Recipe adapted from Chatelaine.com
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I hope you enjoy this warm meal! Have a delicious day!
Note: This recipe was originally shared October 2012. I have since updated this post with new images and some recipe tips!