french onion soup
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Classic French onion soup

This classic French onion soup is hearty and filling. It goes perfectly with a baguette!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Savory, Soup
Servings: 4
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 1/2 stick (4 Tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 onions sliced
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices French bread or sliced baguettes
  • 4 slices provolone
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan


  • In a large stockpot, melt the butter with the olive oil.
  • Add the onions and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, until onions begin to caramelize and turn a golden brown. Mine took about 30 minutes.
  • Add the broth, thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Ladle the soup into 4 serving bowls. 
  • Add a slice of bread on top of each bowl of soup and cover with the cheeses.
  • Turn your oven's broiler on and place the soup bowls in a baking pan with high sides. Allow the cheese to bubble and brown. Serve immediately.


Barely adapted from Allrecipes