Easy French Onion Soup


In the Winter months, I crave {and I mean crave} French Onion Soup. Yet, I’m picky with this soup and will only order it at certain restaurants. You know how some are too salty, others too weak etc. I appreciate a good tasting French Onion Soup.

easy french onion soup recipe

One of my goals for this year to ‘eat out’ less though, so I actually haven’t had my favourite soup all Winter! In an effort to have my goals and the food I love too, I’ve been like a mad scientist in the kitchen, trying to make these restaurant favourites at home.

I scoured cookbooks and websites trying to find a French Onion Soup recipe, yet most were too detailed. If you have made it before, you might be thinking “not really, Tammi” which is true – yet I wanted so simple. So easy that I could make it at home, even on a whim.

This recipe, Easy French Onion Soup, is the perfect saltiness and spice. Gooey cheese and a fantastic taste. My kids, who wouldn’t go near an onion if you paid them {isn’t that the case with most kids?}, ate about half a bowl each. Colour me impressed!

easy french onion soup

Plus, it’s a really easy recipe since there’s limited ingredients to chop etc. The only problem was waiting for the onion mixture to simmer, the house smelled incredible and I almost didn’t wait the full 30 minutes! Yet, for a good tasting soup, you must – the little wait will be worth it!

Easy French Onion Soup
Serves 4
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  1. 3 tablespoons butter
  2. 4 medium onions, thinly sliced
  3. 8-10 ounces condensed beef broth
  4. 2 tsp thyme
  5. 4 tablespoons shredded Gruyere cheese
  6. 2 tablespoons grated swiss cheese
  7. 4 slices French bread, 1 inch thick
  1. Place a large skillet over medium low heat and melt butter.
  2. Saute onion for about 8 minutes until transparent in colour.
  3. In a medium saucepan combine beef broth, sautéed onion along with pepper and thyme and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Under the oven broiler, toast French bread on both sides until crispy.
  6. Pour French onion soup into 4 individual soup bowls and float desired amount of sliced toasted French bread in each.
  7. Sprinkle cheeses on top of each {the more, the merrier!}.
  8. Broil in the oven until the cheese bubbles.
  9. Enjoy!
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  1. Holly Wright says:

    this looks so yummy!

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    this is one of the easiest onion soup recipes I’ve seen, looks so good! I think I am going to make this one next week, thanks for sharing

    • Tammi says:

      It is really easy, and I love that. I definitely have no time to waste, even in the kitchen!

  3. I’ve never had french onion soup before, but that looks delicious! I’ll have to give it a try.

  4. Oh my goodness, I have always wanted to try onion soup. Now I must!!!

  5. This looks so good!!!!

  6. Heather H says:

    This looks delicious ! I love French Onion soup ! I am going to make this … I just need the bowls !

  7. I’m all about easy. Thanks for sharing. I’ve been wanting a bowl of this ever since it got cold here.

  8. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    You had me at “easy”. This looks like a recipe I will enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Tania Smith says:

    Yummeh! Thank you for sharing! I absolutely love french onion soup.
    I will be making this soup this weekend.

  10. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    love french onion soup I add a bit of cooking sherry in mine.

  11. Wanda Muise says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I was looking for a good french onion, my husband loves this soup. I think I will surprise him this evening . Thanks!!!

  12. kathy downey says:

    thanks,i am looking forward to trying this

  13. debbie s says:

    Im making this today!!!

  14. Nicole W. says:

    Yummm!! I love French Onion soup, thanks for the easy recipe! Will likely be trying this out soon :)


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