French Onion Soup Recipes

Beef broth, cheese, croutons, and especially onions make these top-rated French onion soup recipes special.

Staff Picks

Rich and Simple French Onion Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 1369
This rich French onion soup is packed with three types of cheese.
By Allrecipes Member

French Onion Soup III

Rating: 4.5 stars 243
This is a tasty French Onion Soup. Try it you will like it.
By Debbie Donham

French Onion Soup Gratinee

Rating: 4.5 stars 1799
About as good as it gets! This is the version of French Onion Soup that people seek when they go to restaurants. I have been making it for 30 years and it never fails to please. It makes an exquisite presentation, too!

French Onion Soup VIII

Rating: 4.5 stars 95
Try substituting vermouth for the white wine!
By Kathleen Burton

Lance's French Onion Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 205
A proven, favorite recipe for the best French Onion soup ever. White Zinfindel goes great with this soup, too. You can double the recipe pretty easy, and I even tripled it once. Make sure to keep the sugar down, if you do.
By Lance Mertz

Southern Style French Onion Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
This is a simple, tasty recipe for a homemade French onion soup. With this recipe, you will receive many compliments.

Quickie French Onion Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 65
My family loves French Onion Soup. My friend gave me this wonderful recipe so we could have great French onion soup at home. The best part is I do not have to slave over a stove all day to make this quickie soup. To make this recipe make sure you have four soup crocks, since each serving is broiled in its own bowl. One last hint, fried minced garlic is available at a local Asian grocery stores or you can saute your own.
By Sionell

How to Make Restaurant-Style French Onion Soup at Home

Somewhere between a starter and a full meal lies French onion soup gratinée. Here's how to make it at home.
By Jackie Freeman

Julia's Excellent French Onion Soup

Rating: 4 stars 6
This is the best French onion soup you'll ever taste! I've added bacon and use Gruyere cheese for a unique boost of flavor. This one's a meal in itself.
By Julia

Easy French Onion Soup for Guests

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
This is French onion soup made the easy way! It's the perfect starter for fall or winter dinners. The secret is a splash of sherry vinegar and sherry wine. Top with a slice of baguette bread, sprinkle with Gruyere, and broil to golden brown for an impressive first course.

Real French Onion Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 13
After many attempts via trial-and-error, this is my all-time favorite onion soup recipe.

Restaurant-Style French Onion Soup

Rating: 5 stars 165
Classic French onion soup, similar to one you can get in a restaurant. Made with wine and sherry to bring out the beef flavor of the broth. Two different cheeses top it off to give it that bubbly, browned, and stretchy topping.

Inspiration and Ideas

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
Rating: Unrated 397
This is a ridiculously easy soup, especially since it cooks in a slow cooker! When it's been simmering all day, you come home to an amazing aroma and a fabulous meal for a cold winter day.
American French Onion Soup
Rating: Unrated 87
This recipe takes French onion soup and gives it a few American twists that are going to make it a little bit easier.
French Onion Soup with Homemade Beef Stock
Rating: 4.5 stars 9

While making the beef stock from scratch is time consuming, it really makes for a fabulous soup! Of course you can always buy beef stock too (if you are in a bit of a hurry)! This serves 4 as a main course with crunchy French bread and a simple side salad (try mixing tender butter lettuce, sweet green and red leaf lettuce, some crunchy iceberg, confettied light green cabbage and grated carrot with candied pecans and a light balsamic or Italian dressing).