Dad's Favorite French Onion Soup

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

My Dad loves this almost as much as he loves a good steak dinner. This one's for you Pops.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a big saucepan, melt the butter; add the onions, salt and pepper, and mustard.
  2. Saute over low heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are browned (20-30 minutes).
  3. Add the flour and stir until smooth.
  4. Add the stock and wine; stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil.
  5. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
  6. Note: can be made in the crock-pot and cooked on LOW all day after the ingredients are browned.
  7. To serve: place French bread slices in oven-proof bowls, add cheeses over the bread.
  8. Pour soup over the bread and place bowls under the broiler until the cheese melts.
  9. Note: I put the bowls on a baking sheet then place them in the oven under the broiler.


Most Helpful

Great recipe... easy to make and tasty with a bit of zing to it. I've made it three times now and it still tstes great Careful with the wine though.

Iowa Girl January 05, 2004

I used this recipe to figure out how to add and cook the bread and cheese! I didn't have time to make the soup and used Progresso French Onion Soup in a can. Nevertheless, your technique for broiling the cheese and bread worked perfectly! I would have never thought to put the bread first, then the cheese, then pour the soup. I put a just a little cheese on top of the soup too. Boars Head Imported Swiss was very zesty and flavorful. My husband loved this. I put the bowl into the toaster oven and it browned beautifully. Thank you very much.

Doelee June 17, 2011

Fantastic dish. It has become a family favorite. Skipped on the wine. Still was great.

Xiaantin June 27, 2006

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