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Easy French Onion Soup

Easy French Onion Soup
Written by Josh P

French Onion Soup is a delight any time of the year. The soft gooey onions in a deep beef broth soup is perfect. Add pieces of toast on top with oodles of melted cheese makes this outstanding. I use gruyere cheese as I like the nutty flavour but any cheese that melts well is good. You can serve this French recipe as a starter, main dish, soup course and as a snack. This is a meal in a bowl and absolutely gorgeous.

Easy French Onion Soup

Easy French Onion Soup

A meal in a bowl. Perfect all year round.
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Course: Main Dish, Soup, Starter
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Dairy, Soup, Stock, Vegetables
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 483kcal


The Soup Ingredients

The Cheese on Toast Ingredients


  • Place a heavy based casserole pot over a medium heat
  • Add the butter and allow to melt.
  • When its melted, add the sliced onions and stir well so the onions are coated by the butter.
  • Reduce the heat to low and allow the onions to gently cook for 25 – 30 minutes until the onions have softened and translucent.
  • Increase the heat back to medium. Add the salt, stir well.
  • Cook for a further 20 minutes until the onions are golden brown.
  • Add the wine and stir well deglazing the bottom of the pot for a couple of minutes. Most of the wine will evaporated but the goodness stuck to the bottom of the pot will be released.
  • Add the flour over the onions, stir and cook for a minute.
  • Add the broth/stock and the fresh thyme and stir well.
  • Cover the pot and reduce the heat to a simmer for 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Whilst the soup is simmering away,
  • Preheat the grill
  • Grate enough cheese for your liking. I like a lot.
  • Put your bread into a toaster and toast.
  • Remove from the toaster, butter(optional) a little and top with the grated cheese.
  • Place the cheesy toast under the grill until the cheese has melted thoroughly.
  • Slice the toast into manageable pieces.
  • Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and add the cheesy toast on top.
  • Add parsley to each bowl for garnish
  • Enjoy


Sodium: 408mg | Calcium: 317mg | Vitamin C: 18mg | Vitamin A: 688IU | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 6g | Potassium: 473mg | Cholesterol: 54mg | Calories: 483kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Fat: 21g | Protein: 15g | Carbohydrates: 55g | Iron: 3mg