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Caramelized French Onion Soup

Carmelized onions give a touch of sweetness to this easy french onion soup, topped with toasted cheese bread. —Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/3 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon white wine or water
  • Coarsely ground pepper to taste
  • 2 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Sprinkle with sugar and Worcestershire sauce; cook and stir for 13-15 minutes or until onion is caramelized.
  • Add the broth, wine or water and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Place bread on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4 in. from the heat until toasted. Turn; sprinkle with cheeses. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly. Ladle soup into bowls; top with toast.
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  • Joe
    Feb 21, 2018

    recipe makes only one serving???

  • sandy93901
    Feb 17, 2013

    I really liked this recipe. I did add some dried thyme and tablespoon of Marsala wine. Very tasty!

  • BruJoy
    Feb 26, 2012

    Easy and delicious! Hubby really liked it! However, it makes very small servings so I will double the recipe next time as we often use soup as our main meal for supper. It's a keeper!!

  • Sethbookert
    Jan 30, 2012

    This recipe is really good and quick and easy too! I added a bay leaf, a clove of garlic and a dash of nutmeg to give it even richer flavor.

  • danielleylee
    Oct 30, 2011

    This is a perfect recipe were there are no left overs!! We used gruyere cheese instead of parm or swiss.

  • shirley Borgerding
    Jan 13, 2011

    This has nice balance of sweet and hearty--good for a luncheon with a large salad

  • JbellV
    Mar 4, 2010

    I tried many french onion soup recipes,and finally tried this one. My husband absolutely loves this recipe. its one of our favorites!

  • Cware62
    Nov 7, 2008

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