French Onion Soup Recipe
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French Onion Soup Recipe

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Seven-year-old daughter Heather and I enjoy spending time together cooking, but our days are busy, so we appreciate quick and tasty recipes like this one. Hot and delicious, this soup hits the spot for lunch or dinner. -Sandra Chambers, Carthage, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 6 cups water
  • 8 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick), buttered and toasted
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 244 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 1387mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein


  1. In a large covered saucepan, cook onions and garlic in butter over medium-low heat for 8-10 minutes or until tender and golden, stirring occasionally. Add water, bouillon and Worcestershire sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Ladle hot soup into six ovenproof bowls. Top each with a piece of French bread. Cut each slice of cheese in half and place over the bread. Broil until cheese melts. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as French Onion Soup in Taste of Home April/May 1995, p39

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"Really delicious and so simple to make."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"I subbed beef stock (32oz) for bullion and used sweet onions!! Delish!!!"

Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"So good! Great for soothing the thought!"

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"Not great. Way too much bouillon making it way too salty! Also, onions are not truly "French Onion soup" caramelized. There are a bunch of easy, better recipes out there. There is even a recipe for caramelizing onions in a crock pot for easy recipes, just stir every 30 to 45 minutes, no babysitting the onions."

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"I changed it for arthritis therapy reasons - used Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base, 4 garlic cloves, added a broccoli, cauliflower, carrot mixture, omitted the French Bread & cheese. It suits me, it's good."

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