243 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 132
  • 4 Rating Star 77
  • 3 Rating Star 26
  • 2 Rating Star 5
  • 1 Rating Star 3

This is a tasty French Onion Soup. Try it you will like it.

Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F(220 degrees C). Separate sliced onion into single rings.

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  • In a medium sauce pan saute onions in butter until soft, approximately 20 minutes. Stir in flour and gradually add broth and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, toast French bread slices.

  • Place toasted bread into soup bowls. Pour soup mixture over bread and sprinkle with Parmesan and Swiss cheese. Bake for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

234.1 calories; 9.81 g protein; 20.32 g carbohydrates; 12.82 g fat; 34.48 mg cholesterol; 661.76 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

A277387
10/22/2003
I've had to try so many different recipes and I finally got it right with this one. This is the best recipe you'll find for French Onion Soup. I add in a couple of teaspoons of Worstershire sauce because my pallet calls for it. Tons of cheese and bread and you have an entire meal. We love this one!
(69)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
01/21/2007
Definitely needs bulked up a bit...add some red wine add some worcestershire sauce. Give it some flavor because as it is it has no taste.
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243 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 132
  • 4 Rating Star 77
  • 3 Rating Star 26
  • 2 Rating Star 5
  • 1 Rating Star 3
Anonymous
05/17/2006
This recipe was a pretty good BASE for a 5 star onion soup. As a few people have pointed out it was very bland. It had 5 stars so I gave it a whirl. I was very disappointed by the amount of doctoring I had to do to this recipe. There wasn t nearly enough onions instead of 2 onion I used about 4 cups omitted the water and halved the butter. I also added about 2 T. garlic (fresh minced) 1/4c white wine 2T worcestershire sauce 1T fresh parsley dash of salt and a healthy dose of fresh ground pepper and about 1/2t herbs de provence(yum!). The result turned out very yummy but I felt like I had to rewrite the whole recipe.
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melpalm
04/30/2006
my boyfriend loves french onion soup so i thought i'd give this one a try! Following this recipe like it is was VERY BLAND! it defintly needed some flavoring help. These are the changes i made: Just like some of the below comments i used only 3T of butter (this was PLENTY!!!). I also sauteed the onions with 1 clove chopped garlic - then added 1/4 cup of white wine. I also added about a cup more of beef stalk (would have done boullion if i had had it). I also added 1 1/2 Tbl. of worchestier sauce 1/2 tsp parsley and 1/4 tsp ground thyme. With these changes..mmm.. it turned out yummy!
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A277387
10/22/2003
I've had to try so many different recipes and I finally got it right with this one. This is the best recipe you'll find for French Onion Soup. I add in a couple of teaspoons of Worstershire sauce because my pallet calls for it. Tons of cheese and bread and you have an entire meal. We love this one!
(69)
Anonymous
12/02/2003
I've been looking for a good French Onion Soup recipie and when I saw how many people reviewed this one so positively I was excited. Right off the bad I followed the people who said to add more broth and less water and to use a boullion cube. My reaction to this can be described in three words: "Holy gravy batman!" Basically by using the three aforementioned suggestions I ended up making beef broth with a hint of onion. While people may like this I prefer the more oniony taste myself. Here's what I suggest. If you want your onion soup beefy go ahead and use the three cans broth. Otherwise leave it as is or (-and I would do this either way-) use another onion. Cut the onion in sixths or eights and then peel apart the layers for more stability and flavor - I found the rings too fragile and not worth the work. A dab of worcestershire sauce and a (VERY) small sprinkle of thyme are a nice addition. Finally go for a blend of gruyere and provolone. Excellent taste. Guten Appetit!
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Simchanna
10/18/2003
This recipe is amazing! My husband loved it SO much that he has already requested it again (and I just made it a week ago!). The only change I made was to add a beef boulion cube to the soup. I think the 2 1/2 cups of water makes it a little blah and next time I would use all beef broth. Oh and I took another reviewers suggestion and added some Worchestershire sauce. Mmmm YUMMY! You HAVE to try this recipe -- you won't be disappointed!
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TDM
08/28/2005
This was the first recipe that I tried from allrecipes and I was very impressed! I added a beef bouillon cube to the water used salad croutons instead of the bread (they stay crunchier) and used mozzarella cheese on top. Excellent soup that I make often!
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PEEKATRONE
07/26/2003
After our return from France my fiance and I were longing for the wonderful French Onion Soup that we had had in while in France. I am happy to say that last night our longing was satified by this recipe. It was really good. Thanks Debbie.
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Niffer
01/03/2006
I made a couple of changes to the recipe based on some of the reviews and to suit our taste. I omitted the flour completely and added a bay leaf and some worchestershire sauce. I used 1 large spanish onion and 1 large white onion. Sauteed those in the butter with salt & pepper. I added about 5.5 cups of beef broth and simmered for half an hour with a bay leaf. I removed the bay leaf and spooned the soup over toasted thick slices of french bread. Topped with swiss and baked at 425 for 10 minutes. It was fantastic!! I will definitely be making this again.
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Anonymous
12/10/2007
This was the first time I've ever made French Onion Soup. I thought the recipe was wonderful. I did use three cans of beef broth and less water as other reviews suggested. I used two onions as the recipe called for and I thought that was perfect for my family. My only problem with this recipe was the amount of butter it called for. I thought this made the soup way to oily. Next time I'd use much less butter or even water to saute the onions. Other than that I thought it was wonderful. I'll absolutley make it again. My Husband loved it. My kids wouldn't touch it but hey they're kids and it does have onions in it.: )
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