My family loves French Onion Soup. My friend gave me this wonderful recipe so we could have great French onion soup at home. The best part is I do not have to slave over a stove all day to make this quickie soup. To make this recipe make sure you have four soup crocks, since each serving is broiled in its own bowl. One last hint, fried minced garlic is available at a local Asian grocery stores or you can saute your own.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a small skillet over medium heat, cook garlic until just golden. Set aside.

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  • In a skillet, cook sliced onions in butter, over medium low heat, until a caramel color is reached (any onion that is burned during this process should be discarded). Set aside.

  • Combine chicken and beef broth in a 2 quart saucepan. Add fried garlic, fresh ground pepper and sauteed onions. Bring the soup mixture to a boil and then simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Stir in the packaged gravy mix and simmer for another 10 minutes.

  • Turn on oven broiler and divide soup evenly among 4 oven safe soup crocks. Place several croutons on the top of the soup followed by two slices of Swiss cheese on top of the croutons. Make sure that the cheese does not sink into the soup. Place soup crocks on a cookie sheet and place under the broiler. Broil until the cheese is golden brown and bubbling. Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

442 calories; 26.6 g total fat; 73 mg cholesterol; 3589 mg sodium. 19.1 g carbohydrates; 31.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2008
This is the quickest and best french onion soup I've ever tasted! I add 5 soup cans of water to bring down the sodium level and add 2 Tbls. of cooking sherry or you can use white wine vinegar! it's a very good recipe and very good tasting! I use croutons and mozzarella and provolone cheese to top it of in the broiler. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/20/2010
The problem with this recipe is that it calls for CONDENSED broth WITH NO WATER TO DILUTE IT. Try swapping regular broth (not condensed) and it will be FAR less salty (or better yet use low-sodium broth and add salt yourself to taste). Read More
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2008
This is the quickest and best french onion soup I've ever tasted! I add 5 soup cans of water to bring down the sodium level and add 2 Tbls. of cooking sherry or you can use white wine vinegar! it's a very good recipe and very good tasting! I use croutons and mozzarella and provolone cheese to top it of in the broiler. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2008
This is the quickest and best french onion soup I've ever tasted! I add 5 soup cans of water to bring down the sodium level and add 2 Tbls. of cooking sherry or you can use white wine vinegar! it's a very good recipe and very good tasting! I use croutons and mozzarella and provolone cheese to top it of in the broiler. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2006
WHen I first made this recipe I thought it was really salty. I tried low salt/low fat broth. Now it tastes great and is better for you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
Very Good!! I used 4 14.5oz cans of broth(2 of each) and added 1 cup of mushrooms when I sauted the onions. Also added 1 cup of white wine. Au Jus packet gives it a great flavor also added a dash of worsheshire sauce. Next time I'll try it in a crock-pot. Highly recommend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2005
I came looking for a recipe that used au jus because I had some left over from making the "French Dip Sandwiches" also found on this site. I will look no further! I replaced the beef broth and the au jus packet called for in this recipe with the leftover au jus from the crockpot recipe. It was a little salty but I think that's because I used regular soy sauce instead of reduced sodium. I'll fix that next time and I expect it will be perfect! My best friend and I loved this and my husband even took to it and he's never really cared for French onion soup. SO YUMMY and you'll have two delicious meals with minimal preparation! THanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/20/2010
The problem with this recipe is that it calls for CONDENSED broth WITH NO WATER TO DILUTE IT. Try swapping regular broth (not condensed) and it will be FAR less salty (or better yet use low-sodium broth and add salt yourself to taste). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2009
I did a couple things different than the recipe. I didn't fry fresh garlic I just used pre-minced garlic out of a jar. I used a beef bouillon cube with the suggested amount of water. I also used low sodium chicken broth. Next time I am going to use more onions then the recipe calls for. I made croutons with the "Garlic croutons" recipe on this site. I made them pretty big for a nice covering for the soup. My taste-tester is a big onion soup fan and he gave it five stars. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2006
This wasn't a bad base French onion soup. I did change it a little. I omitted the garlic because I was out. I found that it was really salty so I diluted the mixture a little with 1 of the empty broth cans of water and added about 2 tablespoons of sugar. Turned out great with awesome reviews. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2003
This recipe was ok. It was extemely salty. Also preparing the garlic was a bit of a pain. If you are looking to make a better "quickie" french onion soup combine a can of condensed french onion soup mix undiluted with a packet of dry onion soup/dip mix and add water and/or beef or chicken broth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2007
So much flavor! I loved it! I added 1 cup Mushrooms to the large green onion while being sautéed. Plus 2 Tbsp of cooking Sherry and a dash of Worcestershire sauce to the soup mixture. I thought this turned out very good!! Read More
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