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

5 5

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.

5 5

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!

5 5

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!