Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Okay, I can be honest! My favorite part of French Onion Soup is the cheesy bread on top. So when I saw this recipe on a local news show I had to make it! So good! Update: If you prefer, use 2-3 cups of your own French Onion Soup adapted from

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices (or French Baguette)
  • 2 cups shredded swiss cheese (more if you like)
  • 1 (3/4 ounce) envelope onion soup mix, prepared according to package directions (Lipton is best)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F Arrange bread slices on baking sheets and bake 5 minutes per side, until dry and golden. While bread is toasting prepare onion soup. If using dry onion soup - prepare according to package directions.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F Coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Arrange half the bread slices in a single layer over bottom of baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese and top with remaining bread slices. Pour prepared onion soup over bread and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until bread has absorbed most of the soup and cheese is golden.


Most Helpful

this was very good and very easy. all i had in the house was a can of Progresso Onion Soup so i used that instead of the dry mix. it really does taste like a cup of French Onion Soup with toasted bread and cheese.

mandabears May 16, 2011

Easy and tasty - and cheap!! I toasted my baguette slices to within an inch of their lives, then turned the broiler on for the last few minutes of baking time. We loved this dish!

Pinay0618 January 07, 2011

this was good, I used mozzarella cheese in place of the Swiss as that is all I had at the time, I found that one long thin baguette worked fine for this, I also seasoned with fresh ground black pepper in the layers, I will make this again next time using the Swiss cheese, thanks for sharing Kitty!

Kittencal@recipezazz March 24, 2009

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