Classic French Onion Soup Recipe

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Classic French Onion Soup

Gary Hancq


This is always a favorite. Topped with Swiss Cheese and a Crouton or not.

★★★★★ 1 vote
2 to 4
10 Min
35 Min


2 can(s)
beef broth, stock or consomme
onions large or medium thick sliced
2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin is my choice
salt and pepper
swiss cheese to top (optional)
crouton to top (optional)
1 can(s)
water 15 oz.


1Slice Onions fairly thick then halve and quarter slices, and Saute in Butter and Olive Oil, until translucent. Don't over brown.
2In a soup or stock pan add the 2 cans of Beef Stock, and one 15 oz. can of Water, 2 pats of Butter and dash of Salt and Pepper. Simmer for 10 to 20 minutes.
3Add Sauteed Onions to soup pan.
4Add 1/2 cup water to pan Onions were sauteed in and collect scrappings from bottom and add to soup pot. Simmer another 10 to 20 minutes. Add Salt and Pepper to taste.
5To serve: Ladle soup into bowl, top with a thin slice of Swiss Cheese and a slice of toasted baguette or some croutons, if you wish. Enjoy!
6You could add a few slices of Green Onion Tops or Chives, or get Creative.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy