Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is the most amazing french onion soup you will ever have. It is so rich and delicious, the wines give it a very nice flavor. It makes quite a bit so feel free to cut it in half. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot melt butter with oil over med-high heat, add onions and cook until translucent, 12-15 minute.
  2. Add flour and sugar and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add broth, water, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 min and stir in wine. Simmer for 2 more hours.
  4. Preheat broiler. Pour soup into oven safe crocks, top with a piece of bread and top with cheese.
  5. Place on pan in case of spillage and broil for a few minutes until cheese is bubbly.
  6. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

We enjoyed this soup quite a bit and with a few minor adjustments would probably be 5 star. I cut the recipe in half and used the quantities stated. After the long simmer the soup was still pretty light flavored and not reduced as much as I expected, so I cooked at least an hour longer. I had to reduce it down to 3 servings to get enough onion flavor, so I would definitely add an extra onion next time. Also I would leave out most of the sugar, as we didn't love the sweetness. That said, we liked the texture and richness once it had reduced, and the gruyere was a perfect foil for the onion. I will make a full pot the next time! Made for PRMRT

momaphet December 22, 2010

Wow! This is worth the wait. It is delicious. Although I think my onions may have been a bit too large! But the delight once it is done makes all the time spent waiting on this delectable soup worth it! Thanks for posting. Made for PRMR tag!

breezermom December 07, 2008

I have never made French onion soup, and thought this came out great! I cut back the amount of butter and sugar, and subbed Fontina cheese. Yummy!

Maito November 26, 2008