French Onion Soup

Cooking the onions until they are golden brown and caramelized lends incredible flavor to this classic broth-based soup. It's quick and easy to prepare.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
15 mins
Cook:
30 mins
Broil:
2 mins
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French Onion Soup

Ingredients
1/4
cup butter
2 1/2
cups thinly sliced onions (2 large)
2
14 ounce can beef broth
1/4
cup dry sherry or dry white wine
1
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
4
1/2-inch slices French bread, toasted
2/3
cup shredded Swiss, Gruyere, or Jarlsberg cheese

Directions

  1. In a 3-quart saucepan melt butter. Add onion and cook, covered, over medium-low heat for 13 to 15 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Uncover saucepan; cook and stir onion over medium-high heat about 10 minutes more or until onion is golden. Stir in broth, sherry, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil; arrange bread slices on baking sheet. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until toasted, turning once. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes more or until cheese melts and is light brown.
  4. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Top each serving with a bread slice. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

From the Test Kitchen

French Onion Soup with Beef:

Prepare as above, except add 1 cup chopped cooked beef with the broth.

French Onion Soup with Mushrooms:

Prepare as above, except add 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms to saucepan in Step 2 before adding broth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat about 15 minutes more or until onion is golden and mushrooms are tender. Continue as directed.

Nutrition Facts

(French Onion Soup)
    Per serving:
  • 306 kcal cal.,
  • 18 g fat
  • (11 g sat. fat,
  • 47 mg chol.,
  • 1023 mg sodium,
  • 24 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 10 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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