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
- 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.