French Onion Soup with Provolone

Total Time

Prep: 55 min. Bake: 10 min.


2 servings

Updated: Feb. 11, 2023
I adapted a basic recipe to copy the onion soup served at my favorite restaurant. No matter what my entree, I always ordered the soup. Now I can make it at home. It's a meal in itself or an impressive beginning to a full-course meal. —Barbara Brunner, Steelton, Pennsylvania
French Onion Soup with Provolone Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium beef or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 4 slices provolone cheese


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onions and sugar in 3 tablespoons butter until golden brown. Stir in the flour, pepper and nutmeg until blended. Gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt remaining butter; add bread. Cook until golden brown on both sides. Ladle soup into 2 ovenproof bowls. Place a slice of cheese in each bowl; top with bread and remaining cheese. Bake at 375° until the cheese is bubbly, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 633 calories, 47g fat (30g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 1472mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.

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