French Onion Soup

Cuisine: French

Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins

Serves: 4

Melt into the richness of caramelized onions, glazed with butter, and cooked with amazing ingredients. The French Onion Soup is the best soup with flavorful ingredients cooked with the perfect balance. Try this quick and easy recipe now, and get ready to be thrilled!

  • Sliced onions
  • Meat stock or vegetable stock
  • Unsalted butter
  • Olive oil
  • Dry sherry
  • Dried thyme
  • French bread
  • Provolone cheese
  • Swiss cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt, and pepper

A Classic French Recipe

  1. Heat a stock pan on medium heat. Melt some butter with a dash of olive oil. Add the sliced onions and stir them continuously till they are soft and translucent.
  2. Add the broth along with the dry sherry. Add a pinch of thyme for flavor. Add salt and pepper and let the ingredients simmer for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oven broiler. 
  3. Take some oven-safe serving bowls. Ladle the soup into them and add the French bread. You can use broken bread pieces. Layer the bread with a slice of provolone cheese, Swiss cheese, and some Parmesan cheese.
  4. Place the bowls on a cooking sheet. Broil in the preheated oven unless your cheese bubbles and the top layer turns brown. Your French Onion Soup is ready!

Chef Tip: You can also use dry white wine instead of sherry. Bread croutons can also be used for layering on top of the soup. You can make your own meat stock or vegetable stock for rich flavors. Caramelizing the onions is an important step. You must stir them continuously so that they don’t burn.

Try the classic French Onion soup to experience the goodness of onions and your favorite stock. There are so many ways you can make this cheesy, delicious recipe. Try it once and keep coming back to it!

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• Legend has it that King Louis XV of France returned to his hunting lodge late at night and was famished, and all he could find was onions, butter, and champagne.

• He mixed what was on hand together, cooked it, and had the first-ever French Onion Soup. So that makes it a Royal aliment?"

Historical Fact

• The modern version that we know of as French onion soup originated in France, Paris in the 18th century and was prepared using beef broth and caramelized onions.

• They were earlier considered as a staple food for the less fortunate because of the easy availability and ease of cultivation. But now, French onion soup is a grand classic in France and is called “soupe a l’oignon”, fancy that!

Nutrition Fact

• Typically one serving usually contains around 200 calories, if ordered from a fine restaurant with all the add-on that goes into the soup, it may come up to 545 calories per serving.

• It is an excellent source of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates and also very rich in sugar and dietary fiber.