French Onion Soup

A bowl of this French Onion Soup will definitely satisfy your taste buds. It’s a perfect choice for cold winter months and absolutely delicious when topped with melted cheese baguettes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: French
Servings: 5 Portions
Calories: 373
Author: Julia


  • 4-5 Large Onions
  • 80 g Unsalted Butter (3/4 of a stick)
  • 1 liter Chicken/Beef Stock
  • 250 ml White Wine (1 Cup)
  • 1-2 Bay Leaves
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

For the cheese baguettes

  • 1 Medium Baguette
  • Grated Cheese (e.g. Gruyere)


  • Melt the butter in a large pot. Add the onions sliced into half rounds and bay leaves. Caramelize the onions for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour in the wine and cook until all is evaporated.
  • Add chicken/beef stock and water (1 liter or more). Bring to the boil, add salt & pepper and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile: Cut the baguette into round slices, place them onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and top with grated cheese. Place under grill for several minutes or until the cheese has melted and the baguettes’ edges have nice brown color.
  • Right before turning off the soup, taste it again to see if some more seasoning is needed.
  • Serve in a bowl with baguettes on the top.

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    Nutrition Facts
    French Onion Soup
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 373 Calories from Fat 171
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 19g29%
    Saturated Fat 10g63%
    Cholesterol 49mg16%
    Sodium 599mg26%
    Potassium 413mg12%
    Carbohydrates 29g10%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 7g8%
    Protein 12g24%
    Vitamin A 485IU10%
    Vitamin C 6.9mg8%
    Calcium 165mg17%
    Iron 1.6mg9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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