French Onion Soup


French Onion Soup is such a delicious soup, one of my favorites! It’s a gourmet type of soup that requires a few ingredients but some patience to prepare.

Ingredients: Serves 2

  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded or 12 slices Gruyere cheese
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 stalk celery with leaves


In a stock pot melt the butter and add the onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Add the bay leaves and thyme. Saute over a medium low heat for about 30 minutes or until caramelized and soft. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until the wine has completely evaporated, about 5-10 minutes. Discard the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Now  add in the beef broth and celery and simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Discard the celery.

Preheat the oven to broil.

In broiler proof soup bowls divide the soup broth. Place a slice or two of the baguette and top off with the cheese. Carefully place the bowls in the oven onto a baking sheet. Broil until the cheese melts and starts to bubble, about 5 minutes. Carefully remove. Enjoy!


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Looks yummy…one of our favorites and my daughters specialties! She has used Guinness instead of the wine…very good too!!

    1. yvettemahon says:

      That sounds good, I may try using your version next time. Thank you for the comment!

    2. yvettemahon says:

      Thank you for the comment. I will try your take on it, it sounds delicious.

    3. michael says:

      It looks great and I love French Onion Soup so much

      1. yvettemahon says:

        Thank you Michael for the comment and interest. Please try this recipe and post your feedback, would love to hear from you again.

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