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Southern Style French Onion Soup

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"This is a simple, tasty recipe for a homemade French onion soup. With this recipe, you will receive many compliments."
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40 m servings 662
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Place the onion in the butter and saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the thyme and remove from heat.
  3. In a large pot over high heat, combine the consomme, bay leaves and white wine, if desired. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, stir in the sauteed onions and allow to heat through, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Ladle soup into 4 individual oven-safe bowls, filling each about 3/4 of the way. Top each bowl with 2 slices of baguette bread and then cover each with the cheese.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 662 calories; 27 69.1 30.5 75 2389 Full nutrition

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I used two larger onions, as we like a little more "substance" in our soup, and only used 2 bay leaves. I also just added the broth and wine to the pan I had done the onions in, so I could scra...

It was the best french onion soup I've ever had!

This recipe was wonderful. I did use the wine and followed the recipe exactly, except that I used Guyerre (may have spelled that wrong)cheese and toasted the bagettes. Thanks for the great recip...

very good. Only thing I might do to change this is cut out a few bay leaves, I also used swiss cheese on the top instead of motz.

I tried this recipe a few minutes after signing up on this site making it my first recipe I tried. This is a great down to earth recipe. Taste is as good as the best restaurants in town. Recomme...

My husband and I LOVED this recipe. I added just a touch more wine to it and a small amount of parmesan cheese to the center of the mozzarella cheese for a bit more flavor. The soup was absolu...

This soup is awesome! My husband and I just love it. I have made it twice already, exactly by the recipe. It is definitely the way us "southerners" like our french onion soup! Thank you.

I made this for the family Christmas dinner (09) and it was a big hit. It was nearly as good as going out to a restaurant.

Absolutely wonderful! This is the best I have ever had and I eat a LOT of soup, especially french onion. I did not use canned broth, I used boullion, also, I did not bake it, I let it get up to ...