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Classic French Onion Soup

A true classic! This French Onion Soup is home-y, easy to make, and SO delicious. It will become your new go-to for dinner!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Traci



  • In a 6 quart stock pot, melt butter.
  • Add onions and sauté until cooked down and starting to brown.
  • Add wine and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken stock, beef stock, and thyme.
  • Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Ladle into serving bowls.
  • Top with bread slices and cheese.
  • Place under broiler until cheese is melted and edges of bread are toasted.


Expert Tips:
  • Make sure the onions are thinly sliced! I highly recommend using a mandoline to make the slicing easier!
  • Use a white wine with a lot of citrus!
  • This soups keeps and reheats really well.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 838mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 667IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 1mg