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Rich and Simple French Onion Soup

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"We have been trying French onion soup in restaurants for years and my family and friends agree none can compare to my recipe for taste and simplicity of preparation."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 585 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Melt butter with olive oil in an 8 quart stock pot on medium heat. Add onions and continually stir until tender and translucent. Do not brown the onions. Watch Now
  2. Add beef broth, sherry and thyme. Season with salt and pepper, and simmer for 30 minutes. Watch Now
  3. Heat the oven broiler. Watch Now
  4. Ladle soup into oven safe serving bowls and place one slice of bread on top of each (bread may be broken into pieces if you prefer). Layer each slice of bread with a slice of provolone, 1/2 slice diced Swiss and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Place bowls on cookie sheet and broil in the preheated oven until cheese bubbles and browns slightly. Watch Now

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 585 calories; 43.9 g fat; 27.9 g carbohydrates; 20.9 g protein; 98 mg cholesterol; 1578 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Delicious!!!! I give this 10 stars with a few minor changes. I used less than half the amount of butter, and PLEASE be sure to caramelize the onions! Instead of sherry, I opted for a dry red win...

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Ack! "Do not brown the onions"??? That's the best part of French Onion soup, the rich, caramelized onions! The ingredients for this soup are great, but I did cook my onions until they were a swe...

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Ack! "Do not brown the onions"??? That's the best part of French Onion soup, the rich, caramelized onions! The ingredients for this soup are great, but I did cook my onions until they were a swe...

Delicious!!!! I give this 10 stars with a few minor changes. I used less than half the amount of butter, and PLEASE be sure to caramelize the onions! Instead of sherry, I opted for a dry red win...

I LOVE French Onion Soup!! My hubby and I use to have to go to one of our finer restaurants in town (that is not kid-friendly so we had to find a babysitter too) to get the best onion soup in t...

This is very close to a recipe I have been using for the past 30 years or so. The only changes/suggestions that I would make are to add a tablespoon of Worchester Sauce and use all butter inste...

After ordering this soup many times at restaurants, this recipe reproduces precisely what French Onion Soup is supposed to taste like. Look, French Onion Soup a challenging soup to eat: chunks o...

The basic recipe is very good with easy to find ingredients. I didn't like fighting with all the bland provalone cheese. So now I use Gruyere and Romano cheeses for more flavor. The sherry ...

OH-MY-GOSH!! I cannot believe how simple AND delicious this soup is!! I doubled the recipe and brought this to our family Sunday fiasco and the crock pot was emptied!! They LOVED it, not to m...

I have tried many french onion soups and this is one of the best. It was not salty, nor was it overly sweet, it was perfectly seasoned. The only thing I had trouble with was judging how much oni...

My guy loves onion soup and he said this was a good as any he's eaten in fine restaurants. It's very simple to make. Like others my only additions were 1 beef bouillon cube and 2 tsp. of Worce...