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Ooey-Gooey French Onion Soup

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I've been seeing the most beautiful onions at our local farmers' market and I can never resist buying a bunch. As a kid, I wasn't the biggest onion fan, probably since my grandmother added them to everything and so the house always smelled strongly of them. Yet as the years have passed, I have come to love onions. While both of my kids have craved them raw from the time they could chew (go figure?!), I much prefer my mine cooked.

Luckily I never have to twist my kids' arms to get them eat onions, but when they're cooked down to a buttery perfection in this French Onion Soup and topped with bread cubes and gooey Swiss it brightens my onion-obsessed kids faces to a new onion-loving level. Big time happiness!

French Onion Soup  (serves 4 )

  • Prep Time: 10 mins,
  • Cook Time: 50 mins,
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I've been seeing the most beautiful onions at our local farmers' market and I can never resist buying a bunch. As a kid, I wasn't the biggest onion fan, probably since my grandmother added them to everything and so the house always smelled strongly of...

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups (1 32 oz box) low sodium beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup bread cubes, french or ciabatta
  • 1 cup grated swiss cheese

Preparation

  1. 1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. 2. Add the onions and salt and cook until onions start to turn golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  3. 3. Add the garlic, sugar, thyme and bay leaf and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  4. 4. Add the stock and worcestershire sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the onions are very tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. 5. Heat the oven to broil. Place the bread cubes on a baking sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes, or until crisp and golden.
  6. 6. Ladle the soup into oven-proof bowls. Top each bowl of soup with a handful of croutons and a handful of cheese.
  7. 7. Place under the broiler until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
French Onion Soup

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  1. Katy

    March 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I made the French Onion soup last night and it was a BIG HIT! Wonderful! The whole family enjoyed. I will be making this AGAIN!

  2. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    March 5, 2013 at 3:17 am

    I can’t stand onions, but I am sure it’s sweet when caramelized for this french onion soup. Can’t wait to try!

  3. radmila101

    March 4, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    When do we use the Worcestershire sauce?

    • catherine

      March 5, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Step 4 with the beef broth!

  4. Vanessa

    March 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I can’t wait to try this! It looks delicious and so easy!
    My son loves raw onions, too :-)

  5. Katie @ Healthnut Foodie

    March 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    We love French Onion Soup! If you don’t have broiler-safe soup bowls, you can made cheese croutons on a baking sheet and then add them to the top of the soup. We’ve found this a very helpful alternative!

  6. allyson

    March 4, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Yum, love, love french onion soup! I want some RIGHT NOW!

  7. Joanne

    March 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

    French Onion soup is the one thing I have REALLY missed since I went veggie. Any ideas on a replacement for the beef broth? Or will it just not be the same?

    • catherine

      March 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Of course it will taste different, but you can use vegetable broth!

    • Rebecca

      March 5, 2013 at 1:21 am

      @Joanne try using mushroom stock. It’s hearty and delicious and fairly similar to beef broth.

    • Alex

      March 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

      I always replace with veggie broth. It probably won’t taste the same but will probably still be good.