Easy French Onion Soup

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “This soup is simple to make after work. My husband thinks it is as good if not better than any we’ve ever had in a restaurant.”

    Ingredients

  • 2 (14ounce) cans beef broth
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) cans beef consomme
  • 2largeonions, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2tablespoonsbutter
  • 2pressed garlic cloves
  • 1dashWorcestershire sauce
  • 1cupshredded swiss cheese
  • 4slicestoasted French bread
  • Directions

  • Place onions and butter in saucepan.
  • Sauté on medium heat until onions are tender.
  • Add garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes (don’t let garlic burn).
  • Add beef broth, consomme, and Woschershire sauce.
  • Bring to a boil for 1 minute.
  • Take ovenproof bowls (I use over-sized coffee mugs) and place 0.125 cup of cheese in bottom of each bowl.
  • Fill bowl with soup leaving room at the top.
  • Place toasted French bread on top.
  • Top with 0.125 cup Swiss cheese.
  • Place under broiler until cheese is bubbly.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Caution–bowls will be hot!
  • Reviews

  • “Outstanding, easy, satisfying.I used reduced fat swiss cheese and a bit more than a dash of worcestershire sauce.A great recipe!Thanks!!”

  • “I really liked this soup. I ate four bowls of it!”

  • “BayBee- this was sooo good! I couldn’t believe how EASY it was to make, AND it was delicious!”

  • “Awesome flavor – very easy and delicious.”

  • “My entire family loved this recipe!!It was just as good as we’ve had at any restaurant.I added mozzarella cheese to it also and made a three cheese soup…”

  • “Great Soup!”

  • “I couldn’t agree more that this soup was about as good as any we’ve had in a restaurant! We loved it & it was half the work of most french onion soup recipes. Thanks so much for sharing it!”

  • “This was great!!Easy and very filling.But Big William, I must say that I ate five bowls.I just couldn’t stop!”

  • “Brilliant!I did add 1 Tbls of brown sugar when Sauteing the onions just to caramalise them a little.This soup I,ll be making more of. Thankyou”

  • “Damn good soup!”

  • “Elizabeth, I am commenting for myself as well as my 17 year old son who made this fantastic tasting and easy soup for his French class.It was perfect…he did “everything”, ole Mom here just watched )and sampled of course)!This recipe is so simple and the taste was wonderful.The only thing he did different was instead of serving with the bread, we bought a huge loaf (ball) of very fresh French bread. He hollowed it out and when he serves the soup (I sent it in a thermos) he’ll pour it into the bread bowl and put the cheese on the top and then close the bowl with the bread lid so it stays hot until they try it!Thank you so much for posting this! I’m sure he’ll receive an A+ for this one!”

  • “I made this tonight and it was so delicious.yum yum!! My husband loved it.He always orders it when we go out, i never realized how simple it could be-and better than some we’ve had! You’ve got to give this a try!”

  • “Absolutely delicious and very easy!”

  • “Very simple and wonderful.”

  • “Couldn’t have tasted any better or been any easier for a beginner, after I tried it once I did add a little brown sugar and salt since most beef broths are low sodium anymore. Also used slices of swiss to get a smooth bubbly top with that over the edge look.Better than most (maybe all) restaurants.”

  • “This is an awesome recipe, and so easy to make. I did make a couple of small changes. I carmelized the onions with some brown sugar, and I used provolone cheese in addition to the swiss. My SO pronounced this “better than restaurant” quality.”

  • “This was fabulous! AND easy! Thanks for sharing.”

  • “Thank you thank you thank you for sharing this recipe! Made it and it was completely destroyed by all the hungry tummies during dinner time along with a salad! I also used reduced fat swiss cheese and low sodium beef broth. It was absolutely delicious and there is nothing in the recipe that should be changed-it is perfect!”

  • “very easy and yummy…be careful with the Worcestershire though, it said a dash but i added about 4 dashes and wish i could have taken 2 back!”

  • “Excellent deep rich broth.I made this exactly as written and we loved it.I have some more in the fridge just waiting for me to eat tonight….yum.Thank you for sharing.”

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