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Tasty French Onion Soup Recipe

Tasty French Onion Soup Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings


  • 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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 330 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 1092mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.

Reviews for Tasty French Onion Soup

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 217484
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"I made it as written, and after tasting couldn't resist adding a little wine and browning sauce. Delicious."

middjett User ID: 7818954 204004
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2014

"The flavor of this was very good. I did NOT top the bowls of soup with the bread and cheese and broil. We do not like soggy bread. I toasted the bread and served it on the side with a salad. I did top the soup with a bit of Parmesan cheese. I will make again. And I agree with others about the oil being way to much. A tiny bit of oil of your choice is more then enough. Add a no more then a Tbsp. of real butter for flavor if you chose. Cook the onions nice and slow. I like the idea of adding a bit of garlic in it. Will try that next time."

grimfix User ID: 7799236 83221
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014 Edited Sep. 27, 2014

"Easy and delicious! 1/3 cup of oil is way too much, as other reviewers have said. I used a couple turns of the pan of grapeseed oil, allergic to olives, and a small pat of butter for flavor. I also cut back sodium content with homemade stock. Otherwise, fantastic!

*** Note ~ Make sure you follow the directions from the manufacturer for using your crocks/ramekins in broiler. Do NOT use a normal cereal bowl. Most crocks/ramekins say to make sure bowl is already warmed up before broiling. If you just use any bowl and preheat you risk bowls breaking, burning yourself when they do if they don't break in oven, and loss of this labour of love!"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 77315
Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"Tastes delicious!"

mugscie User ID: 2057794 109743
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."

butterfly3gayle User ID: 3267063 84407
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."

veelbe User ID: 6855373 34821
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."

Bonnette23 User ID: 4903706 48314
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."

kpdaniels User ID: 3924790 75535
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"very easy and awesome"

ZumaCook User ID: 4318856 75534
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"Absolutely delicious! Only change I made was instead of 1/3 cup oil I used 2-3 tbsp.... otherwise, it is very yummy :) Definately a favourite in our house!"

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