Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup is a timeless classic that warms the soul on a chilly evening. This rich and savory soup is made with caramelized onions, beef broth, and melted cheese on top. It’s a comfort food favorite that has been enjoyed for generations.


  • 6 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 8 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • French bread slices
  • Gruyère cheese, grated


  1. In a large pot, melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are caramelized and golden brown, about 30-40 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle sugar over the caramelized onions and cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Pour in the beef broth and white wine (if using) and bring the soup to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow it to simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  4. While the soup is simmering, preheat your oven’s broiler.
  5. Place French bread slices on a baking sheet and toast them under the broiler until they are lightly browned.
  6. Ladle the hot soup into oven-safe bowls. Place a toasted bread slice on top of each bowl and generously sprinkle with grated Gruyère cheese.
  7. Place the bowls under the broiler until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Serve the Classic French Onion Soup hot and enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Classic French Onion Soup is a comforting and flavorful soup that’s perfect for any occasion. The sweet and savory caramelized onions combined with the melted Gruyère cheese make it a true delight for the taste buds. Serve it as an appetizer or a main course, and watch it disappear quickly.

Nutritional information per serving (approximate): Calories 320, Fat 14g, Carbohydrates 35g, Protein 12g.

Classic French Onion Soup is a dish that never goes out of style. Its deep, savory flavors and gooey cheese topping make it a beloved classic for a reason. Whether you’re enjoying it as a comforting weeknight dinner or serving it at a special gathering, this recipe is sure to impress. So, gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to savor the rich flavors of this timeless soup.