This is a simple, tasty recipe for a homemade French onion soup. With this recipe, you will receive many compliments.

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

661.74 calories; 30.48 g protein; 69.11 g carbohydrates; 26.99 g fat; 74.77 mg cholesterol; 2388.64 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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MICKE
07/12/2008
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 scrape all of the onion flavour into the broth...excellent soup. Thanks for the great recipe.
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REVBUD
05/15/2010
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.
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MICKE
07/12/2008
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 scrape all of the onion flavour into the broth...excellent soup. Thanks for the great recipe.
(28)
Anonymous
01/04/2004
It was the best french onion soup I've ever had!
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JStoddard
07/17/2008
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 recipe!
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chris53182
06/09/2007
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.
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Mike S. Roby
05/22/2007
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. Recommend you try it.
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SHSTRAHSBURG
01/23/2007
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 absolutely wonderful.
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MFUZIA
02/09/2004
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.
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REVBUD
05/15/2010
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.
(6)
Regina Belcher
09/02/2008
Needed "condensed french onion soup" for a salisbury steak recipe. First time ever cooking with wine and all i had was a 'white merlot.' Followed directions exactly and this stuff tastes fabulous!!!! It was so easy... I'll never buy onion soup mix again (and I'll have an excuse to keep more wine on hand!!:) Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe
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