Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup Recipe

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Gary Hancq


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


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2 to 4
10 Min
35 Min


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

How to Make Classic French Onion Soup


  1. Slice Onions fairly thick then halve and quarter slices, and Saute in Butter and Olive Oil, until translucent. Don't over brown.
  2. In 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.
  3. Add Sauteed Onions to soup pan.
  4. Add 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.
  5. To 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!
  6. You could add a few slices of Green Onion Tops or Chives, or get Creative.

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About Classic French Onion Soup

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

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