Five-Onion Soup

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Cook4_6

French Onion Soup is one of my favorite foods. This is a recipe I have made time and time again since 1994. It is one of the best Onion Soup recipes I have ever tried..homemade or from a restaurant!

Top Review by Grannydragon

I love to make soup! I have been searching for the greatest onion soup ever recipe. This was a very nice onion soup, just not the one I am searching for. It could be a bit stronger in the beef broth, perhaps. I served the bread cheese portion to the family, that went over perfectly, will use that part again. For me, needing gluten-free, no bread. I just laid the cheese atop the very hot soup in my bowl and it melted nicely. I think originally the reason the bread was under the cheese was to give it a raft!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 1/4 cup butter in heavy large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add shallots, all onions and leek; saute until golden, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add 1 T. garlic and cloves; saute 1 minute.
  4. Stir in broth and Sherry, bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat broiler.
  7. Combine 2 T. melted butter and 1 t. garlic in a small bowl.
  8. Place bread on baking sheet and brush with half of garlic butter.
  9. Broil bread until lightly toasted; about 2 minutes. Turn over and repeat this step.
  10. Sprinkle bread with parmesan cheese.
  11. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  12. Ladle soup into oven safe bowls.
  13. Top each bowl with 1 toasted bread slice, 1 slice of swiss and 1 slice of mozzarella.
  14. Bake until soup is hot and cheese melts; about 10 minutes.

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