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Classic French Onion Soup

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 55 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • yield Yield: 4-6 1x
  • category Category: Soup
  • method Method: Stove Top
  • cuisine Cuisine: French


This homemade Classic French Onion Soup recipe is filled with caramelized onions, deep beef flavor and topped with gooey cheese! It’s an easy soup that is perfect for fall and sure to please any crowd!



  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 56 large sweet onions, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup white wine (Could use white cooking wine)
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 6 cups beef stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and fresh black pepper to taste
  • baguette
  • sliced gruyere cheese


  1. Heat a large dutch oven to medium high heat.
  2. Add butter to the pan along with all the sliced onions. (It will probably overflow, but don’t worry they will go down)
  3. Cook onions until they are cooked down by more than half and caramelized (a light brown color) not burnt. About 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Next add in garlic, thyme, stone ground mustard and worcestershire sauce to the onions. Stir everything in and saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add in the white wine to deglaze the pan. Scraping all the good flavor off the bottom of the pan.
  6. Next add in the beef stock and a bay leaf. Stir around and then cover.
  7. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Remove bay leaf from soup.
  9. Preheat oven to HIGH broiler.
  10. Scoop desired amount of soup into oven safe bowls and place the bowls on a baking sheet.
  11. Add a slice of baguette to each bowl, along with 1-2 slices of gruyere cheese.
  12. Place under broiler until the cheese is bubbling, about 2-4 minutes. (keep an eye on it)
  13. Remove from broiler and serve!


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl of soup (bread & cheese not included in nutrition info)
  • Calories: 189
  • Sugar: 17 g
  • Sodium: 601 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg

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