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French Onion Soup Recipe

French Onion Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for French Onion Soup

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tamarapearson User ID: 3272516 242356
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"Really delicious and so simple to make."

mhuguley User ID: 882023 237194
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

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

HopeJoe User ID: 7733958 2083
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"So good! Great for soothing the thought!"

grimfix User ID: 7799236 198402
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."

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 198401
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."

colleyho User ID: 359762 1579
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"This soup is easy and better than Panera's. Low calorie, I used crusty french baguettes instead of french bread."

mexicrave User ID: 6330181 2106
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Perfect for this cold weather"

Avalon121765 User ID: 6064470 198400
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

"The soup is good but 1,387 mg of sodium (salt) is 1500 mg per day. I used low sodium beef broth which has 440 mg per 1 cup serving."

debbieddouglas User ID: 6920966 2074
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2013

"This is an easy and delicious recipe. I like to use a soup base rather than bouillon. Other than that followed recipe exactly and it turned out great. Will certainly be making this again especially for my granddaughter who loves french onion soup."

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 611
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"Excellent! This was the easiest French Onion Soup to make and so far my favorite. i made a half batch - instead of water & bouillon, i used a can of low sodium Campbell's beef broth plus a can of water (that made 3 cups)."

mkfrazier User ID: 4922365 4128
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"This is amazing! I've tried several recipes that include more ingredients and were trickier to prepare. However, this is truly simple and the best French Onion Soup recipe I've tried. I did boost the garlic to 2 cloves and used 4 cups of low sodium beef broth plus 2 cups of water and 2 beef bullion cubes. Thanks for this recipe!"

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