French Soups and Stews Recipes

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Rating: 4.77 stars
This simply prepared fish stew is a classic French recipe from Marseilles. Serve with a slice of hot toast topped with a spoonful of rouille.

French Onion Soup Gratinee

Rating: 4.74 stars
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 Tomato Soup

Rating: 3.83 stars
A delicious fresh tomato and rice soup with a secret ingredient! Serve hot with toasted French bread topped with melted Swiss cheese.

Jean-Pierre's Cod Fish Soup

Rating: 4.56 stars
While living in Paris, I went to a wonderful hole-in-the wall that featured a fish broth similar to this one. Jean-Pierre, the owner, chef, and sole waiter, demonstrated the proper method of eating it. First, you spread mayo over the croutons, then top them with cheese, float them in the broth, spoon soup over them, and finally, scoop them up and eat them while they're still crunchy. To die for!

Potage aux Legumes (Green Vegetable Soup)

Rating: 3.92 stars
This smooth and flavorful vegetable soup is a family recipe. It can be served as an elegant first course, but we also find it makes great diet fare when eaten with a loaf of French bread.

Beef Bourguignon I

Rating: 4.63 stars
My sister sent me this recipe and the delectable smell of this hearty yet fancy dish brings my teenaged boys running! Serve with potatoes, noodles or rice.

Slow Cooker Cassoulet

Rating: 3.91 stars
This is definitely a cheater version of cassoulet, but a nice change of pace for a weeknight crock pot meal! Serve with French bread to sop up the lovely juices. You can substitute chicken broth for white wine.

Fresh Pea Soup

Rating: 4.69 stars
This soup is known in France as Potage Saint-Germain, a name that comes from a suburb of Paris where peas used to be cultivated in market gardens. If fresh peas are not available, use frozen peas, but thaw and rinse them before use. Croutons make an excellent garnish!

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

The secret to beef bourguignon? Slow cooking! This is a slow cooker beef bourguignon that tastes delicious after a long, slow simmer. It is even better if you make it ahead and let the flavors meld overnight.

Rich and Simple French Onion Soup

Rating: 4.58 stars
We have been trying French onion soup in restaurants for years and my family and friends agree none can compare to my recipe for taste and simplicity of preparation.

Restaurant-Style French Onion Soup

Rating: 4.81 stars
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.

American French Onion Soup

Rating: 4.79 stars
This recipe takes French onion soup and gives it a few American twists that are going to make it a little bit easier.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Beef Bourguignon Without the Burgundy
Rating: Unrated
This recipe for beef Merlot is one of my favorites, and a take-off on the venerable beef bourguignon, beef braised in Burgundy wine. Serve over mashed potatoes.

French Onion Soup

Rating: 4.92 stars

An authentic and warming recipe for French onion soup, complete with slices of baguette and topped with cheese. Enjoy!