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
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.

How to Make Classic French Onion Soup


  • 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.

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About Classic French Onion Soup

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