French Onion Soup Recipes

Nothing gourmet here but it's an easy quick soup treat. If you happen to have some fresh finely shredded parmesan cheese on hand be sure to top heated soup with about 1 tablespoon as a garnish.

PS: Don't bother with the jar type of grated parmesan because it tastes yucky in the broth ;-)


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp powdered beef bouillon
  • 2 tsp dried minced onion
  • Pinch of garlic powder


Place ingredients in a two cup coffee mug, heat in microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds, stir, top with fresh parmesan if desired and serve.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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Separate onion rings. Place in crock pot. Add bouillon cubes and water. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or until onions are tender. May simmer on low all day.

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Charlie Burke
January 31, 2005

Many variations of onion soup are served, but the best, I believe, are true to the traditions of the bistros in Paris neighborhoods. Certainly, each kitchen has its own preferences (and we will offer options as well), but each preparation requires following a few essential steps - slow and thorough browning of the onions, simmering the broth and onions sufficiently to allow full flavor to develop and, finally, time in the oven to intensify these flavors.

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January 15, 2008

Does anyone have a good recipe for French Onion Soup?

pamsfriskd from Wichita KS


January 16, 20080 found this helpful

Go to and put in french onion soup,there are 134 recipes.

When the recipes come up just below the page numbers click on the word "rating" and they will be sorted out by number of people who have tried and rated the recipe.

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By Kathy (Guest Post)
January 16, 20080 found this helpful

Fake It French Onion Soup

hands-on time: 10 minutes
total time: 20 minutes
makes 4 servings

3 14-ounce cans ready-to-eat beef broth
3/4 cup canned French-fried onions
1/4 cup dry sherry
4 slices stale French bread
4 1-ounce slices Swiss cheese

Heat oven to 400*. Arrange four 10-ounce oven-safe bowls on a baking sheet. Divide the broth and onions among them. Add 1 tablespoon of sherry to each. Float a slice of bread in each bowl and top with a slice of cheese. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the soup is bubbling.

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November 13, 2007

I would like the recipe for McAlister's French Onion Soup. Thanks

Brenda from Odessa, Texas

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November 3, 2017

Piping hot, cheese topped, onion soup can be a meal in itself. It is perfect for a chilly evening. This page offers a recipe for homemade onion soup.

A bowl of homemade onion soup

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October 29, 2010

This is an easy recipe. The hardest part of it is slicing the onions thinly enough.

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May 12, 2010

Saute' onions in oil until transparent and thoroughly cooked. Add broth and black pepper. Simmer 30 minutes. Divide into 6 ovenproof casseroles or bowls.

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January 4, 2010

Recipes for the classic French Onion Soup.

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January 4, 2010

Melt butter and oil over moderate heat

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January 4, 2010

Cut onions in halves and slice with the grain about 1/8 inch thick

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January 4, 2010

Ladle soup into bowls and top each with crouton.

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January 4, 2010

Heat a deep pot over medium to medium high heat. Work next to the stove to slice onions. Add oil and butter to the pot. Add onions to the pot as you slice them.

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January 15, 2008

Anyone have a simple recipe for french onion soup? I need a recipe that is "restaurant good" but "canned soup" quick!

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