French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: French
Servings: 5 bowls
Calories: 260kcal


  • 4-6 large yellow onion
  • 2 large vidalia onion
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 3/4 cup white wine, dry
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • lemon juice as needed
  • Worcestershire sauce as needed
  • baguette sliced into 2" thick pieces
  • gruyere cheese slices, or swiss


  • slice the onions into 1/2" pieces. Try to keep them as even as possible
  • melt all the butter in the pot on medium-low heat, add the onions and season liberally with salt. Simmer un-covered for about 30 minutes, tossing with tongs every 5-10 minutes until the onions are submerged in their own juices / butter
  • Continue to simmer the onions on medium low for another 30-40 minutes until they darken, but still have some crunch to them.
  • stir in the wine, thyme, pepper, bay leaves and simmer covered for 5 minutes
  • Add the broths, bring to a boil on high then reduce to low, cover to a small crack and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • adjust the seasoning with Worcestershire and lemon juice as desired then continue to simmer covered to a crack for another 45 minutes.
  • Ladle the soup into small bowls, add 1-2 toasted baguettes, top with cheese and broil 2 minutes


serve with toasted baguettes and gruyere or swiss cheese.
Bread and cheese are not included in the nutrition calculation, but assume they add around 300 calories per 2 bread and 2 cheese slices


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1196mg | Potassium: 537mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 439IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1mg