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French Onion Soup

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: French



  • 4 large sweet onions ( Vidalias if in season otherwise any sweet onion will do)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • Salt & Fresh ground black pepper
  • 23 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Croutons ( I make mine from left over French bread but store bought are also fine)
  • Shredded Gruyere or Swiss Cheese


  1. Melt butter over med-low heat. Add onions, salt and pepper.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook onions until soft and translucent. 30-40 minutes or until very soft…..do not allow to brown.
  3. Add chicken broth, wine and thyme. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. To Serve:
  5. Preheat broiler.
  6. Ladle soup into oven safe bowls. Top with croutons and cheese. This is a personal preference so use as much or as little as you like.
  7. Broil until the cheese is melted and browning. Watch carefully as it can go from golden brown to burnt very quickly.
  8. Serve.

Keywords: sweet onions, chicken broth, butter, thyme,swiss cheese, soup,