Tasty French Onion Soup Recipe
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Tasty French Onion Soup Recipe

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When my husband asked me to make this soup for a dinner at church, I prepared a huge pot and counted on having some left for us. But he came home with an empty pan and many requests for the recipe!—Lise Thomson, Magrath, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 8 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick), toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 330 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 1,092 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the onions, sugar and pepper in oil until onions are softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until onions are a deep golden brown. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Ladle soup into ovenproof bowls. Top each with a slice of French bread; sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4-6 in. from heat until cheese is melted. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as French Onion Soup in Taste of Home December/January 2001, p6

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 330 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 1,092 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 10 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 2, 2014

Tastes delicious!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

Very flavorful easy to make soup. I didn't use oil though. I substituted 3 T of butter instead. I added a splash of red wine and sautéed the onions with a T spoon of minced garlic. What a brilliant, rich flavor. I added it to my favorites. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

My go to french onion soup. Like other readers I don't use the full amount of oil. My husband works outside all the time so in the winter it gets requested a lot.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

I love this soup. I've never made french onion soup before, but always order it when I'm out at a restaurant. I was surprised how simple the process was and that I was able to replicate this tasty soup in my home.

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

The only recipe I use, and my husbands favorite! I just eye-ball the oil though, 1/3 cup is way to much.

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