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The best French Onion Soup recipe

The best French Onion Soup Recipe

Make the best french onion soup recipe ever! An authentic french onion soup recipe that if you check the article, you'll find what ingredients to change if you plan to make vegetarian french onion soup!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine French
Servings 4


  • Suggested ceramic ovenproof soup bowls


  • 250 g Red Onion
  • 250 g White Onion
  • 50 ml dry red wine
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 40 g Butter
  • 200 ml Beef Broth (stock)
  • 4 slices toasted Bread
  • Gruyere Cheese or Parmesan
  • Swiss Cheese
  • 20 ml Brandy
  • fresh Parsley
  • 2 tbsp Flour


  • You'll need about half kg of onion, which can be either white (yellow) or half that and half red onions.
  • Slice them all up, and put them into a pot with pre-heated olive oil and melted
    butter. Stir it from time to time so it gets well cooked and soft.
  • After about 10 minutes, pour the white wine as well as 1/4 tsp of salt. It takes about 30 mutes for all the onions to get cooked.
  • When that's done, pour veggie or beef broth on it (at least 500ml is needed) and 20ml of brandy, and cook it for another 10-15 minutes on low heat.
  • When it's ready, pour your soup in an ovenproof pot (smaller pots, or bowls, put the toasted bread on top. You'll need shredded Swiss cheese, Gruyere cheese (or Parmesan) and put in the oven at 180°C for about 10-15 minutes.
  • You know it's ready when the cheese starts to get toasted.
Keyword french onion soup, french soup, onion soup, soup with cheese