Easy French Onion Soup Recipe (Seriously, The Only Recipe You Need!) (2024)

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My first trip to France was in the middle of 2000s. I vividly remember my excitement and joy from going to one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The country, that I still consider to be my favorite.

Beautiful Baroque architecture, drenched in history streets of Paris, melodic French language and of course mouthwatering and top notch French cuisine. All of this has left a significant impact on the shaping of my culinary and cultural preferences.

From that moment on I fell in love with European food, culture and everything Europe related. That's why I dedicated this blog to the most delicious European recipes.

And you my friend, if you're reading this, I believe that you're just like me obsessed with French, Italian, Spanish etc cuisines.

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We're all busy people and many of us are busy moms, who can't afford to spend hours in the kitchen. That's why most of my recipes are easy yet absolutely mouthwatering.

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Speaking of French Onion Soup Recipe...the chances are that somehow somewhere you've already tried it and want to recreate its taste and flavor at home.

Or, maybe you've never tried this soup, but heard rave reviews about it and would love to try it too.

Before we get started, here's what you need to know:

  • French Onion Soup is one of the easiest soups ever;
  • It requires minimal ingredients;
  • Thanks to a slow caramelisation of onions, soup comes out extremely flavorful;
  • When you place a few slices of toastedbaguette on a soup, sprinkle it with cheese and broil for a few minutes, you get one of the most satisfying and comforting bitesever;
  • If you make this soup more than once (and I'm sure you will!), here are the ovenproof ramekins that I recommend. They have a small handle which makes it easier to transfer the bowl from the oven to your table:)

If you watch a recipe video, you'll see that I made Chicken French Onion Soup Recipe. Despite that traditionally, beef broth is used, chicken broth is my personal preference. You can make it with any broth you like.,

In my recipe I used a combo of Gruyere cheese which has a wonderful flavor and Provolone cheese, which melts great.

Best cheese for this soup

  • Swiss Cheese + Parmesan Cheese;
  • Comté cheese;
  • Emmental.

Does French Onion Soup Freeze Well?

Yes, you can definitely freeze French Onion Soup. Arrange prepared soup minus bread and cheese among the freezer friendly zipper bags and lay them flat in a freezer.

When stored properly French Onion Soup will keep for 3 months in a freezer.

When you're ready to eat your soup, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator or place a bag into a simmering water. Once defrosted, bring the soup to a boil again, then ladle into a bowl, top with baguette, cheese and broil until cheese is nice and melty.

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More amazing comfort soup recipes to try

  • French Parmesan Soup. It's so good, I literally couldn't get enough of it
  • Russian Solyanka. For all meat lovers out there. Perfect winter warmer with so much flavor
  • Dutch Split Pea Soup. Hearty, flavorful and extremely satisfying
  • Turkey Chili. This Chili won a cook-off. Do I need to say more?:)
  • Mushroom Cheese Soup- creamy and easy soup for lunch or dinner


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Easy French Onion Soup Recipe

Recipe Video Above. Soul warming and perfect for colder weather, this Easy French Onion Soup recipe requires simple ingredients but produces such a delicious result. Try it and it'll sure become your favorite easy winter warmer!

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Course: Soup

Cuisine: French

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour hour 20 minutes minutes

Total Time: 1 hour hour 30 minutes minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 615kcal

Author: Iryna Bychkiv


  • 2 lb yellow onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves minced
  • 4 c beef, chicken or vegetable broth low sodium
  • 8 slices white baguette
  • ¾ c Gruyere cheese grated
  • ¾ c Provolone cheese grated


  • Melt butter in a large Dutch oven.

  • Add sliced onion, reduce the heat to medium low and cook stirring occasionally until tender and caramelised. Don't let the onions stick to the bottom of the pot. They should be rich brown colour with distinctive smell. It will take about 50 minutes.

  • Whisk in flour,sugar, salt, pepper and thyme and simmer stirring constantly for 5-7 minutes.

  • Add broth and simmer with a lid on for 25 minutes.

  • Preheat the broiler.

  • Place 4 ramekins into a rimmed baking sheet anddivide soup among ramekins.

  • Top each ramekin with a few slices of baguette. Generously sprinkle with Gruyere and Provolone cheese.Broil for a few minutes until cheese melts and starts to brown.

  • Serve immediately followed by readers's favorite Mustard Chicken or 30 minute Risotto Puttanesca.



Calories: 615kcal | Carbohydrates: 55.9g | Protein: 25.2g | Fat: 32.6g | Saturated Fat: 19.4g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1762mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 11.1g | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 1.8mg

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Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.

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