Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A light, warm soup perfect for serving with hot sandwiches.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put oil in a large saucepan and heat. Add onions, beef base, red wine, salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are tender, but still somewhat crisp. Add water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Lightly toast the bread. Place one slice of bread in each bowl and cover with a slice of cheese. Sprinkle lightly with Parmesan cheese and place in the broiler until the cheese is melted and browning on top. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I love French Onion Soup and this was a very nice version. I didn't have any provolone, so used shredded mozzarella instead. Very simple and delish. Thanks for sharing. Made for Spring PAC 2014.

lazyme April 29, 2014

I had no idea that making French Onion Soup could be so easy! To think that I've gone all these years without making it a real shame since French Onion Soup has always been my very favorite soup! I've always ordered it if it is on the menu at a restaurant...but never had it at home except for those poor imitations in a can or a box. I made 2 minor changes. Since we are alcohol free here...I substituted 1 2/3 Tablespoons of water 1/2 teaspoon vinegar for the red wine. After it was almost finished I also added a few Tablespoons of Kitchen Bouquet so that it would have the deep brown color that a good French onion Soup should have. The flavor was wonderful! Thank you for bringing something so special to my life...imagine at 69 years old I finally can make French Onion Soup from scratch! Wonderful recipe. Made for PAC Fall 2011.

CarrolJ October 31, 2011