Lance's French Onion Soup


A proven, favorite recipe for the best French Onion soup ever. White Zinfindel goes great with this soup, too. You can double the recipe pretty easy, and I even tripled it once. Make sure to keep the sugar down, if you do.

6 servings


  • 5 onions, thinly sliced

  • 6 cups beef broth

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine

  • 1 pound shredded Swiss cheese

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ½ cup white wine

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, sliced


  1. In a medium stock pot, heat beef broth over medium-high heat.

  2. In a saute pan, add butter and oil and cook over medium-high heat. Once heated, add onions and stir, until onions are tender and transparent. Stir in sugar.

  3. Add onions to heated broth, stir and let simmer for 20 minutes.

  4. Add wine and season with salt and pepper, simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Pour soup mixture into individual serving bowls and place a slice of bread on top, making sure bread gets well soaked. Place shredded cheese on top of bread and broil, 3 inches below heat, until cheese bubbles.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

664 Calories
33g Fat
56g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 664
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 18g 91%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1463mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 663mg 51%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 434mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.