Valley Green Farm's French Onion Soup

Cindy DeVore


This easy soup is really delicious and filling! We use local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Not only does this support the local farmers and economy, but the fresh and organic ingredients make great dishes as well!

This recipe makes enough soup for plenty of leftovers. Just store your croutes and extra gruyere cheese in separate containers in the fridge. Reheat soup; drop croutes into hot soup and sprinkle with gruyere, and you're ready to go!


★★★★★ 1 vote

25 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter (preferably organic)
  • 4 lb
    yellow onions (organic) peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp
    chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    sugar (organic)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    chardonnay wine
  • 64 oz
    organic chicken broth or stock (swanson)
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1
    loaf french bread, sliced into 1/2 inch thick pieces
  • 1/2 stick
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    grey poupon or good dijon mustard
  • 2 c
    gruyere cheese, shredded

How to Make Valley Green Farm's French Onion Soup


  1. Melt 1 1/2 sticks of butter in large pot. Add onions and stir to coat well with butter. Cook over medium-low heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions begin to soften.
  2. Reduce heat to very low. Add 1 cup wine. Stir in thyme. Cover pot and cook onions about 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until they are very soft. (Tip: The key to success with this soup is to cook the onions slowly. Cooking too quickly can cause soup to be bitter. Use very low heat.)
  3. Uncover pot and increase heat slightly. Stir in sugar, flour and remaining wine, and cook for 5-10 minutes uncovered. Add chicken broth (or stock) and pepper, and cook for another 5 minutes uncovered. Soup should be bubbling lightly.
  4. Reduce heat to low again, cover pot and let simmer (very low) for 25-30 more minutes. Stir every 5 minutes.
  5. Heat oven broiler. Melt 1/2 stick butter in dish in microwave. Add garlic salt to melted butter and mix well. Place French bread slices on cookie sheet and brush each with your melted garlic butter. Place under broiler for 1 minute to toast VERY lightly.
  6. Remove your croutes from the oven and brush each piece lightly with Grey Poupon or Dijon mustard. Sprinkle each piece with Gruyere cheese and place under broiler again. (Set aside remaining cheese for soup topping.) Toast croutes approximately 1 minute or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Remove croutes from oven and place 2-3 in the bottom of each soup bowl.
  7. Ladle French Onion soup into bowls. Float 3-4 more croutes in each soup, and sprinkle each bowl of soup with a generous amount of gruyere cheese. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe Card

About Valley Green Farm's French Onion Soup

Regional Style: French

Show 6 Comments & Reviews

15 Stew Recipes For Those Cold Wintery Days

15 Stew Recipes for Those Cold Wintery Days

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Brrrr it’s cold out there! We vote you stay in, light the fire and heat up the kitchen with these delicious stew recipes that are sure to warm you right...

15 Budget-friendly Soup Recipes

15 Budget-Friendly Soup Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

When the weather cools down, soup season heats up. Soups are a great dinner option because they're easy on the wallet and make enough for leftovers. If you're looking for...