Rating: 3.5 stars
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Full of onions and cheese. Serve over thick slices of bread in soup bowls.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook butter until foamy. Stir in onions and cook a couple of minutes, then reduce heat, stir in salt, cover and cook very slowly until very tender, 60 minutes.

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  • Transfer onions and their caramel to a larger pot and place it over medium heat. Pour in the wine and bring to a boil. Stir in chicken broth, pepper and nutmeg and simmer gently, uncovered, 15 minutes.

  • Stir in shredded cheese until melted (cheese will remain a little stringy). Serve.

Nutrition Facts

450 calories; protein 18.5g; carbohydrates 19.6g; fat 26.5g; cholesterol 82.3mg; sodium 543.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2003
Simply the best soup I've ever made! Every one I've served it to has raved. Thank you! Read More
(3)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/16/2006
I was so excited by the prospect of this soup. Kind of a subtle French Onion with the wonderful Gruyere cheese incorporated into the broth. I followed the directions as they appear but you'll notice there is no time line between once you've added the cheese and let it melt to how quickly you serve it!! My timing was obviously OFF because I ended up with an un-workable glop of cheese. I wonder if adding a bit of corn starch to the shredded cheese (similar to fondue) before adding to the broth would help keep the consistency smooth. As is this is a disappointing mess. I may try it one more time w/ the addition of corn starch and really serve Immediately! Read More
(2)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2003
Simply the best soup I've ever made! Every one I've served it to has raved. Thank you! Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
02/16/2006
I was so excited by the prospect of this soup. Kind of a subtle French Onion with the wonderful Gruyere cheese incorporated into the broth. I followed the directions as they appear but you'll notice there is no time line between once you've added the cheese and let it melt to how quickly you serve it!! My timing was obviously OFF because I ended up with an un-workable glop of cheese. I wonder if adding a bit of corn starch to the shredded cheese (similar to fondue) before adding to the broth would help keep the consistency smooth. As is this is a disappointing mess. I may try it one more time w/ the addition of corn starch and really serve Immediately! Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
04/18/2017
Quite disappointed in this soup. Very bland. I always follow a recipe to the letter the first time I make it but I did know what would happen to the cheese so I added just a bit of potato starch to the cheese. I cooked the onions as directed for one hour and they were not tender so I cooked them for another hour. Still ended up with some undercooked onions here and there. I added the cheese a bit at a time and stirred with a fork to break it up and then ended topping it off and putting it under the broiler for just a short time to brown it off. My husband was expecting it to taste like the French onion soup I usually make and even tho he is ok with less intense flavors than I am he thought it was pretty tasteless. He has always said my French onion soup is one of his all time favorites so don't mess with success. Toss this recipe in the trash. I agree. I won't be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2004
Follewed it exactly. It turned out fantastic! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2005
I like this recipe but it wasn't what I wanted. I guess I'm looking for a 'cream of onion soup with cheese'. But this recipe had a good flavor and would probably make again. Read More