French Onion Soup
No onion collection would be complete without a recipe for French onion soup! It looks so fancy, but it’s really quite easy to make. Give your taste buds a treat and cook up a tureen of dark, savory soup.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: Serves 4
- Category: Soups
- 1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cups sliced sweet onions
- 42 ounces beef broth (approximate)
- 2 tablespoons dry sherry
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 slices French bread
- 4 slices Provolone cheese
- 2 slices Swiss cheese, diced
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- In a large stock pot, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the onions and stir continuously until the onions turn translucent. Do not let the onions burn.
- Add the beef broth, sherry, and thyme. Salt and pepper to taste, and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Set broiler to 400 degrees F.
- Ladle the soup into oven-safe bowls.
- Put one slice of bread on top of each bowl of soup.
- Add a slice of provolone, a quarter of the diced Swiss cheese, and a tablespoon of Parmesan to each bread slice.
- Put the bowls on a baking sheet and broil for about 5 minutes, until the cheese starts to bubble and brown.
- Serve immediately.
- This is a simplified French onion soup recipe; the classic recipe calls for gruyere cheese and a sliced French baguette. You can experiment with the type of cheese you use to make this recipe your own.
Have you tried this recipe? It’s so easy and should be a staple in your house—please tell us how it turned out for you.