Savory French Onion Soup

Savory French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup is a classic comfort dish that warms the soul with its rich, caramelized onions and savory broth. This recipe will guide you through creating this restaurant-quality soup right in your own kitchen.


  • 4 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of baguette
  • 2 cups shredded Gruyère cheese


  1. In a large pot, melt the butter and olive oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the thinly sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes or until they are deep golden brown and caramelized.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic and sugar and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in the beef broth and white wine (if using), and add the bay leaf. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and let it cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven’s broiler.
  6. Ladle the soup into oven-safe bowls and top each with a slice of baguette and a generous amount of shredded Gruyère cheese.
  7. Place the bowls on a baking sheet and broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, let it cool slightly, and serve your delicious Savory French Onion Soup hot.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4 servings

Savory French Onion Soup is a classic dish that’s perfect for a cozy evening. This recipe combines the sweetness of caramelized onions with the richness of beef broth and the irresistible meltiness of Gruyère cheese.

Nutrition: Calories 320 | Fat 16g | Carbs 30g | Protein 12g

French Onion Soup is more than just a soup; it’s an experience. The deep flavors and the gooey cheese make every spoonful a delight. Serve this soup as an appetizer or pair it with a salad for a hearty meal. Whether it’s a chilly winter night or you simply crave something comforting, this Savory French Onion Soup will always hit the spot. Bon appétit!

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