This soup is an American take on the classic French Onion soup. With the addition of heavy cream, it has a little more fat but lots more flavor!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins
45 mins
3 servings


Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to broiler setting.

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until softened, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream and beef broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, loosely covered, for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  • Top each slice of bread with one slice of provolone and one slice of Swiss cheese; place on a cookie sheet. Broil on top oven rack until the cheese browns and the edges of the bread are crispy, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • To serve, ladle soup into 3 bowls and top with one slice of the cheese-topped bread.

Nutrition Facts

1034 calories; protein 24.7g; carbohydrates 34.9g; fat 90.4g; cholesterol 303.7mg; sodium 1166.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I really LOVED this. I confess I tweaked it quite a bit (but I never would have made this without your inspiration, ktkincaid.) I used six onions and cooked them till well carmelized then added 2 shallots, a leek and some garlic and cooked till softened. I deglazed with 1/2 cup of white wine and added 2 cups chicken broth and simmered for twenty minutes, then added the cream and brought it just to heat. I garnished with large homemade sourdough croutons, shredded gruyere, cracked black pepper and whole fresh chive blossoms. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was really good..but maybe just heavy on the cream a overpowered the soup. I would only do half to 3/4 the cream stated here. Cant wait to try again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Amazing:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy and super tasty. The whole family likes it. The base could be used for many cream soups. Read More