Beautiful French onion soup. Good for a cold evening or after a late night as a midnight snack. Alternatively, grill the bread and cheese first, and serve in soup or on the side. This keeps well; in fact, it gets better with time. Enjoy and experiment!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Saute onions until deep brown, about 20 minutes. Stir in broth and wine, using a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until heated through.

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  • Preheat oven on broiler setting. Ladle soup into heatproof serving bowls. Top each bowl with a slice of bread, and sprinkle with cheese. Place under a hot broiler until cheese is melted and slightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 13.7g; carbohydrates 29.4g; fat 14.6g; cholesterol 44.4mg; sodium 699.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2003
AWESOME! I've been searching for years for a vegetarian-friendly version of French Onion Soup. I've been improvising and doing all right but this is much better! Can't say whether the kids would like it - I don't have any but my hubby is a very good critic & he LOVED it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2004
Delicious - rich and flavorful. We sauteed the onions for over twenty minutes and they were not deep brown but definitely sauteed enough for the soup. We served this as an appetizer at a dinner party and served the beef tenderloin with roasted shallots (on this site) as the main dish. Read More
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49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2003
AWESOME! I've been searching for years for a vegetarian-friendly version of French Onion Soup. I've been improvising and doing all right but this is much better! Can't say whether the kids would like it - I don't have any but my hubby is a very good critic & he LOVED it! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2003
This soup is one of the best onion soup's I have ever tried. I had to give up french onion soup because I stopped eating beef, but now I have a GREAT recipe that I can eat! FINALLY! Zabocka is a genious! Thanks!!! :) Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2003
I used red onions red wine (instead of white wine) beef broth (since I did not have chicken broth) and added 2 bay leaves along with the salt and pepper and it turned out terrific. My boyfriend who is very wary of my cooking since some of my concoctions are not super appealing even really enjoyed it. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2005
Delicious! Will definitely make again. Mmmmm..... 12-29-2001 Update: I make this soup once or twice a year (whenever I have an extra bottle of wine lying around) and it always turns out perfect. This is sooo good! SOOO v e r y good! And there are no fancy ingredients. And yet it's delicious! Why don't I make it more often? Anyways whoever said this has too many onions... Did I mention this soup is good? Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2011
George Washington Beef Broth (is vegetarian) and has really good flavor...it comes in a box next to the soups...(also chicken)...as an alternative to the over priced canned stuff! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2004
My husband and I love this recipe. I'm vegetarian and he's not and it provides us both with a hearty meal. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2009
This is the BEST EVER onion soup slowly sauting the onions is brilliant as it sweetens and tenderizes the onions for a delicious result. I think the reviewer who said there was to much onion did not fully cook down their onions or used the giant sized onions at any rate it is onion soup after all and their rating isn't fair just based on that it is what it is! My changes to this recipe was that I used a beef stock that I had bought to use for another recipe that I didn't make. I also used a Gruyère Cheese instead of mozzarella as I wanted the creamy nutty flavor that Gruyère gives and for my company I thought it would make this soup that much more special. I also used a quality white wine that I already had for a quality flavor. Everyone commented on it's deep flavor and said it was the best they have ever had. I so recommend that anyone who wants a 5 star flavored onion soup give this one a try...I know they won't be disappointed. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
I have been craving a good vegetarian onion soup for a long time & think I finally found it. I made my own veggie broth & used a lot of mushrooms & onion skins so the broth would be bold. My husband who eats meat & always orders onion soup out said this is as good as any he orders. I think I would double the recipe next time. I cooked the onions for 35 minutes. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2011
Pretty darn good vegetarian French Onion. But the flavor obviously depends based on the wine you use. I used very watered down vegetable stock so I added in 4 bay leaves and 3 shakes of Worcestershire sauce. And I sauted the onions for probably 30 minutes so they browned nicely. I didn't have baguette or mozzarella so I subbed a toasted half slice of plain bagel & a slice of provolone. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2004
Delicious - rich and flavorful. We sauteed the onions for over twenty minutes and they were not deep brown but definitely sauteed enough for the soup. We served this as an appetizer at a dinner party and served the beef tenderloin with roasted shallots (on this site) as the main dish. Read More
(4)
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