French Soups and Stews Recipes

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Seafood Soup


Rating: Unrated
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

French Onion Soup Gratinee

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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!
Tomato Soup

French Tomato Soup

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A delicious fresh tomato and rice soup with a secret ingredient! Serve hot with toasted French bread topped with melted Swiss cheese.
Fish Soup

Jean-Pierre's Cod Fish Soup

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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!
Vegetable Soup

Potage aux Legumes (Green Vegetable Soup)

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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.
French Recipes

Beef Bourguignon I

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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.
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Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker Cassoulet

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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.
Vegetable Soup

Fresh Pea Soup

Rating: Unrated
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!
French Onion Soup

Rich and Simple French Onion Soup

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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.
French Onion Soup

Restaurant-Style French Onion Soup

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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.
French Onion Soup

Southern Style French Onion Soup

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

French Onion Soup I

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The best onion soup you will ever have!!!!!

Inspiration and Ideas

Chestnut Soup

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My Aunt Anne started a new tradition several years ago with this fabulous addition to our family holiday dinner. Originally submitted to

Lance's French Onion Soup

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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.

French Onion Soup V

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Very easy and oh, so good. This recipe is submitted from Quebec, Canada.