How to Make a French Onion Soup

How about a nice bowl of French onion soup tonight? It is super easy to make and packed with flavor! Here is what you are going to need for 4 scrumptious bowls:

2 large yellow onions, sliced (about 4 cups)
1/2 stick butter
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
6 cups beef broth
2 bay leaves
4 thick slices baguette
1 oz. Gruyere cheese, grated

Melt the butter in a heavy pot. Add the onions and the thyme leaves. Cook, at medium heat, for 35 to 40 minutes – until onions are dark brown and caramelized. Add the sugar and mix well.

Add the beef broth and the bay leaves. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Place a piece of bread into each bowl. Ladle soup into each bowl. Top with 1/4 of the grated cheese. Place the bowls on a baking pan and broil for up to 5 minutes, until cheese is melted and slightly browned. Serve and enjoy!

Print the French Onion Soup Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • July 4, 2013

    Carla Barriga

    Hola Mary Allen, acabo de ver en el video de la receta que también le añades vino tinto a la sopa, en que cantidad?

  • July 5, 2013


    Hola Carla!
    Estas viendo una receta diferente a la del video. La pondre como link en la parte de la descripcion. Gracias por hacerme notar esto! En la otra receta le puse 1/2 taza e vino tinto. Ojala que esto te salga perfecto y gracias!
    Mary Ann

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