Plenty nutritious and expertly satisfying, the French onion soup will leave your family happy, especially if it is on a day when it is cold outside. When you eat something warmer than your own body temperature, you also warm up and you would be hard pressed to find a better option for that than this recipe for French onion soup. Keeping you cozy on a winter day or making you satisfied on any other day, the French onion soup is a versatile meal that can be concocted in the veritable ease of your own kitchen. That is home cooking done right!

French Onion Soup

The beauty of this recipe for French onion soup is that it is one that can be put together very quickly and easily for families who find themselves constantly on the go, but still interested in having a meal that does not just come out of the box and into the microwave for expediency. Just because you are busy, that does not mean you want to sacrifice the great taste that dinners can have. And when you like soups, you know that the best soups can taste out of this world. With this recipe, we aim to provide such a flavorful experience for all those who have opted to have a dalliance with a hot bowl of French onion soup.

This specific recipe calls for four servings to be made, but that can obviously be increased if your family outnumbers that traditional model. As for the ingredients, an emphasis is placed on the onions, obviously, but the familiar players of soup remain present. You will need just three minced onions and three tablespoons of butter, to start with. On top of that, salt, pepper, flour, light cream, and milk all come into play. Additionally, to give the French onion soup its signature melody of flavors, you will add gruyere cheese and toasted slices of French bed that will truly make this soup a delectable one to devour.

The cooking of the onions takes five minutes and the simmering of the soup lasts for double that, but once you finish those two easy steps, you are already ready to serve the soup. It is a short recipe that is economical and delicious all the same!

Soupe a L’Oignon Recipe

In case you do not speak French, the subheading above this paragraph translates quite literally to “onion soup.” So, no, this is not some curveball at the last second of the recipe. It is just a fancy, romantic way of describing this delectable soup we have already devoted so many words to gushing over. But it is not as if there is no good reason for gushing over this soup! After all, this recipe calls for one of the most delicious editions of French onion soup known to man! Most people have had experience with French onion soup, to be sure, but this recipe is not just another example of how to make it. This is a recipe for how everyone should make it.

As this particular recipe stands, it serves as an excellent way to feed a family of four when you just do not know what else to make for dinner, or if you do not have enough time or ingredients to make anything else but a pot of soup. Sure, most of the time you will probably try to opt for something along the lines of a meat, a starch, and a vegetable, but when a meal like that simply becomes not feasible to cook, then that is when French onion soup will be there to take care of you and your loved ones. There is nothing you will not love about this soup and you can always add bread or crackers if you feel like crunching on something, too.

If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out our Corn Fritters Recipe and our Church Supper Cauliflower.

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Onion Soup Recipe

  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 65 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


Plenty nutritious and expertly satisfying, the French onion soup will leave your family happy, especially if it is on a day when it is cold outside.


  • 3 onions, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups each light cream and milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Toasted French bread slices
  • ¾ cup grated gruyere cheese


  1. Cook onions in butter 5 minutes. Blend in flour.
  2. Add cream and milk; bring to boil. Simmer 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Put toasted bread in a tureen. Add soup; sprinkle with cheese.
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: french onion soup, soupe a l'oignon recipe

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