The Best French Onion Soup!!

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I love this soup! I could eat the whole thing! This tastes like what you would eat at a nice restaurant!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions in butter in a dutch oven. If not enough butter add more, 2 TB at a time until enough. Cook over med-high heat until onions begin to brown and caramelize. Add brown sugar, add stock and mix well. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 25 minute season with salt and pepper. Add sherry and Worcestershire. If not enough liquid add some water using the beef stock can.
  2. Make bread croutons. Heat oven to 350°F Cut bread to fit soup cups and place bread on cookie sheet. Drizzle with butter-garlic mixture and bake till crispy, about 7-10 minute.
  3. Put soup into soup cups (ovenproof bowls) and put bread slice on top of each. Top each with slice of cheese. Then top each slice with heaping tsp of shredded jack cheese. Set soup cups in oven on cookie sheet and broil for 1-3 min or till cheese melts.
Most Helpful

The recipe is easy to follow but I have to agree with other reviewers that this is a lot more sugar than needed. I followed the recipe as written but after tasting it I tripled the juice and added more salt. That seemed to help quite a bit. Next time I will just use 1-2 Tbs of brown sugar. Thanks for the recipe

Tish November 28, 2015

very good soup, i only used about a teaspoon of brown sugar and that was plenty, and my recipe only served about two people, not six to eight, over all, it was very good

haydeehaydeeheyhey March 29, 2008

This recipe was very easy to follow and the onions came out wonderful, but with all the brown sugar it was way to sweet for us. I'm sorry about that, I've never had an onion soup so sweet before and I've eaten it at every chance. Its a good recipe but I would omit most of the brown sugar next time if not all. Sorry Jessica.

Kim127 July 13, 2006