A Delicious French Onion Soup Recipe

French onion soup is something most people on eat at a fancy restaurant. It is a easy soup to prepare, although it does take some time. This recipe is fairly easy to make and results in a restaurant quality french onion soup.

The recipe calls for Gruyere cheese but you can substitute Parmesan cheese if you cannot find Gruyere cheese in your local market.


  • Two Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter
  • Two Yellow Onions
  • Salt and Pepper
  • One Teaspoon of Sugar
  • One Quart of Beef Broth
  • One Bay Leaf
  • One Cup of Shredded Gruyère Cheese
  • One French Bread Loaf


1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper and reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. The onions are done when they are soft but not falling apart.

2. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the french bread and place on a baking sheet. Cook the bread until crisp and lightly browned.

3. Add the bay leaf and beef broth to the pot. Increase heat to medium high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.

4. Remove the pot from the heat and discard the bay leaf.

5. Heat the oven broiler to high. Place 4 oven safe bowls or crocks on a baking sheet. Put a slice of french bread in each bowl and cover with soup. Sprinkle the cheese on top and broil for 3-5 minutes.

6. Serve immediately.

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nmoberly 4 years ago

French Onion Soup without Gruyère Cheese is just onion and beef soup, in my opinion! Thanks for this recipe for one of my favorite soups. Can't wait to try it out!

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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

We lived in France when I was very young. I remember the onion soup and crusty bread. I will make this for my wife (French) this weekend. Thanks for the idea!

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