French Onion Soup Recipe

I absolutely LOVE french onion soup and have since I was a kid. I know cutting all those onions an be a nightmare, so here is a pro tip from my over 20 years a Chef…chew strong mint gum while cutting onions. The stronger the better!! Even an original altoid will work wonders on minimizing those tears.

French Onion Soup

Course: Side Dish, Soup/Chili
Keyword: Holiday
Protein Source: Plant Based
Servings: 4 servings per recipe - 1 cup per serving
Calories: 593kcal

What You Need

  • 4 c. sliced yellow onions
  • ½ c. unsalted butter
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 40 ounces beef broth
  • 2 T. dry sherry optional
  • 1 T. dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices French or whole wheat bread
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • ¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese

How to Make It

  • Melt butter with olive oil in an 8 quart stock pot on medium heat.
  • Add onions and continually stir until tender and translucent. Do not brown the onions.
  • Add beef broth, sherry and thyme. Season with salt and pepper, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oven broiler.
  • Ladle soup into oven safe serving bowls and place one slice of bread on top of each (bread may be broken into pieces if you prefer).
  • Layer each slice of bread with your cheeses.
  • Place bowls on cookie sheet and broil in the preheated oven until cheese bubbles and browns slightly.


Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 45g
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