French Onion Soup makes a comforting, classic bowl of soup! Made with caramelized onions, thyme, a slice of crusty bread and melty, delicious cheese!
French Onion Soup is one of my favorite soups, especially when the temperatures outside drop – even just a little. It has always been one of those soups that I would look forward to having at restaurants, but wasn’t one I knew how to make at home when we first married.
It wasn’t until our third Christmas together that I tried my hand at making it. We were hosting the soup course of a Christmas progressive dinner and my husband requested it. It turned out perfectly and continues to be a go-to recipe for me.
There’s just something about a comforting bowl of French Onion Soup that seems to make any day better!
Here’s my French Onion Soup recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!
- Olive oil
- 4-6 yellow onions, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 cups beef stock
- ½ cup dry white wine or chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 6-8 slices French bread, toasted
- 2 cups Gruyere cheese, grated
- Saute onions in large Dutch oven with olive oil until onions are browned and caramelized, about 30 minutes. Add garlic and heat thoroughly, about one minute. Pour in beef stock, wine (or chicken stock), and add thyme. Stir, cover and allow to simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
- Ladle soup into oven proof bowl. Top with bread and cheese. Place under broiler until cheese has melted and browned lightly, about 10 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
Originally published December 2010. Republished November 2015.