If you are looking for the BEST French Onion Soup Recipe then you are going to fall in love at first bite with this delicious french onion soup! Not to toot my own horn here, but this seriously is the Best French Onion Soup Recipe ever!
French Onion Soup Recipe
You may be wondering how I have gotten this french onion soup recipe to be perfect. Well, I had been working on perfecting it for a long time because this soup has a special meaning to me.
I remember being a little kid and getting to go out to a nice restaurant with my parents. Every time we went out I had french onion soup. I thought it was just so fancy back then and I still do! It is one of those soups that can really make a meal and really make a person feel fancy even if they are just enjoying it at home and not in a restaurant. This recipe for french onion soup reminds me of going to the fancy restaurants with my parents when I was a child.
It seems like a french onion soup Recipe would be a hard one to make but it is quite simple. It took me a bit of time to get it perfect and to have the perfect restaurant flavors that I love but I did it. I am so excited to share this recipe with you because it does have such a special meaning to me that brings back memories and because it is an AMAZING soup recipe!
Homemade Soup Recipes
- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
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- Chicken Pot Pie Soup
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- Crockpot Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Baked Potato Soup
- Homemade Tomato Soup
Best French Onion Soup
This french onion soup tastes just like you are sitting in a fancy restaurant and even better it is a super easy french onion soup recipe! Of course this is an easy french onion soup recipe, we don’t ever like to make things complicated around here. 🙂 I am sure you are going to absolutely love this easy soup recipe! I am hoping that everyone who tries it feels fancy just like we do in my house when I make it.
What is French Onion Soup?
French onion soup is a beef broth based soup, with caramelized onions and spices that is served with a piece of bread placed in it and topped with cheese.
Is French Onion Soup Keto?
If you skip adding the bread to this soup recipe you will cut down a lot on the carbs making it a low carb french onion soup recipe that you can enjoy while sticking to keto or low carb.
Best Cheese for French Onion Soup
If you are worried about french onion soup cheese there are a few options. Personally I love the taste of Gruyere cheese on french onion soup.
However if you can’t find it, you can use provolone cheese instead of the Gruyere Cheese when making this soup. It will still taste amazing, I promise!
What are the best onions to use for French Onion Soup?
The great thing about this soup recipe is that you do not have to be to picky with the onions that you use. You can use sweet onions, yellow onions or shallot onions. If you want to you can also use a combination of the 3.
What to use instead of White Wine in French Onion Soup
I know that not everyone likes to use alcohol in their cooking and that is ok, you can still make this amazing soup recipe. The white wine in this recipe is not a big component of the soup’s flavor so you can easily change it ouf for a few different things that will still give you an amazing soup.
Instead of using white wine use more beef broth or use some chicken stock. You can also use red wine in this recipe if you do not have any white cooking wine on hand.
How to Serve French Onion Soup
When eating homemade french onion soup I like to use a fancy soup bowl or Ramekin to put my soup in. You can use a regular soup bowl. But again, we like to be fancy in our house when we have this soup, so we stick to using our ramekins.
What to Serve with Soup
For dinner there are so many things you can serve with this soup, I honestly can not think of many things that do not pair well with this homemade onion soup recipe.
Other times I serve this soup recipe as the start to our main meal. My family thinks its so fancy for me to put the soup out first and then serve the rest of the meal. If you are wanting to have a restaurant style meal at home this is perfect! Serve the soup and then serve the main dish and everyone will feel fancy right at home.
If you are looking for main dish recipes that go with this soup there are plenty. Just about any baked seafood recipe or chicken recipe will go well with it. Grilled steak, grilled chicken and grilled fish like grilled salmon are also great main dish options to serve with this easy homemade soup recipe.
Looking for Main dish recipes to go with soup? Check these out!
- Asparagus stuffed chicken
- Lemon Garlic Chicken
- Sun dried Tomato Tuscan chicken recipe
- Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Pasta. Just about any pasta dish will pair well with this soup recipe. Be sure to check out a few of our favorite pasta recipes that we have shared!
Can French Onion soup be made ahead of time?
You can make this soup up to 3 days ahead of time. However do not put the bread and the cheese on top until you are ready to serve it.
You can also freeze french onion soup. Just let the soup cool completely and then freeze in an airtight container or a freezer zipper bag with out the bread and the cheese. Soup will keep frozen for up to 6 months.
French Onion Soup Ingredients
- 2 ounces olive oil
- 2 pounds onions
- 2 ounces white wine
- 2 quarts beef broth
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 5 ounces Gruyere Cheese
- 4 Thick Slices Of French Bread Or Baguette
How to Make French Onion Soup
Thinly slice all of the onions.
Heat your soup pot on high on the stove. Once it is hot add the oil.
Once the oil starts to smoke add your onions. Cook the onions until they are wilted down and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Do not stir the onions for the first 4 minutes.
Deglaze the pot with the white wine. (this means just pour your wine in, for those who are not always masterminds in the kitchen)
Next add the beef broth, bay leaf, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the pot. Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes.
Turn the oven on to broil. Slice your bread if it is not presliced. Butter one side of the bread slices and broil over low heat on a baking sheet, allowing bread to brown and become crispy. Once done remove the bread from the oven.
Ladle the soup into your bowl or ramekin.
Place the crispy bread on top, and then sprinkle generously with grated cheese.
Broil in the oven until cheese is melted and bubbly.
French Onion Soup Recipe
- Thinly slice all of the onions. Heat your soup pot on high on the stove. Once it is hot add the oil.
- Once the oil starts to smoke add your onions. Cook the onions until they are wilted down and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Do not stir the onions for the first 4 minutes.
- Deglaze the pot with the white wine. (this means just pour your wine in, for those who are not always masterminds in the kitchen)
- Next add the beef broth, bay leaf, italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the pot.
- Cook the soup on medium heat for 30 minutes.
- Turn the oven on to broil. Slice your bread if it is not presliced. Butter one side of the bread slices and broil over low heat on a baking sheet, allowing bread to brown and become crispy. Once done remove the bread from the oven.
- Ladle the soup into your bowl or ramekin.
- Place crispy bread on top, and then sprinkle generously with grated cheese.
- Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly.
3 SmartPoints per serving on Weight Watchers FreeStyle Plan for SOUP without cheese or bread
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