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Four-Onion Soup Recipe

Four-Onion Soup Recipe

This mellow, rich-tasting onion soup is such a main-stay for our family that I felt compelled to share the recipe. Topped with toasted French bread and melted cheese, it's special to serve. -Margaret Adams, Pacific Grove, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 medium leek (white portion only)
  • 5 green onions with tops
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef consomme, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 6 slices French bread (3/4 inch thick), toasted
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  • 1. Slice all onions 1/4 in. thick. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, saute onions and garlic in butter for 15 minutes or until tender and golden, stirring occasionally. Add broth, consomme, Worcestershire sauce and nutmeg; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of Swiss cheese in the bottom of six oven-proof 8-oz. bowls. Ladle hot soup into bowls. Top each with a slice of bread. Sprinkle with remaining Swiss cheese and Parmesan cheese if desired.
  • 3. Broil 6-8 in. from the heat or until cheese melts. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 197 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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debrn2015 User ID: 8315894 223959
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"I found this recipe in taste of home ring bound cookbook. I made it today for me and my husband. WOW. It is a definite keeper. So good and really mild. Will add this to our monthly menu. Thanks so much Taste of Home."

jennyweems User ID: 4782168 37439
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"My dad is French Canadian and ADORES French Onion soup. I found this recipe years back to make for him for father's day. It's his absolute FAV now! He's sick today, so fixing him some soup for a little TLC... I fix it just as indicated on the recipe. I wonder if making a double batch and freezing it would work? I'd imagine so. I'll have to try it for him one of these days."

bravabear User ID: 2904569 5842
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2008

"Even my kids love this and they hate onions. It's really good on a cold, winter day."

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