Three Onion Soup Gratinee

"DH was out of town on a business trip and came home raving about this soup. This soup is a wonderful combination of sweet onions (Vidalia work well when in season.), red onions and yellow onions. I was able to find this recipe posted on another web page. Hope you enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins




  • In a large soup pot, melt butter oven medium-low heat.
  • Add all the onions along with 1/4 tsp black pepper.
  • Saute until onions turn a nice golden brown or caramelize, about 25 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally to prevent the onions from sticking to the pan.
  • When onions are brown, add the flour and stir until it disappears.
  • Turn heat to medium-high and add both stocks and the thyme.
  • Bring to a boil, lower the heat to low, cover and cook until soup is slightly thickened and is a medium-brown in color.
  • This should take about 1-hour, taste and adjust seasonings as necessary for personal taste.
  • Preheat the broiler and ladle soup into broiler-proof bowls.
  • Place 1 slice of toast in each bowl and top with the cheese.
  • Heat under the broiler about 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is brown and bubbling.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. Good soup Paula! I used shredded Parmesan cheese and added a little white cooking wine. <br/>Made for Chef Alphabet Soup game.
  2. Absolutely fantastic flavors in this onion soup. It was suprisingly sweet. I had to modify the cooking method as I don't have broiler proof soup bowls so I toasted my bread than baked it in my mini oven with slices of Provolone Cheese as I could not find Gouda in Dardanelle AR then transfered that right into the soup. The end result was fantastic and I thank you so much for posting. A recipe I'll make again. Made for the Diabetic Forum tag game for September 2011.
  3. This was so good! Hit the spot!
  4. I was so happy to see that you had an onion soup in your recipes cause I wanted to cook one. And we were very pleased with the result. So much flavor. I used dry thyme (1 tsp). And instead of gouda, I used emmenthal. So yummy. Thanks Paula :) Made for Aus/NZ Recipe Swap October 2010 Group Aussie Rum Balls
  5. My housemate absolutely loved this, I'm not a fan of onion soup but tried it and sadly it wasn't for me, but she was quite happy to eat the rest!


  1. WOW, this was GREAT! I copied teh recipe to my shopping list and went to the store. It took me thre stores to realize that the needed ingredients were not available locally. I had to substitute the Gouda Cheese for a Motzerella/Parmesean mix, the Baguette bread with Italian. The recipe still turned out awesome. It had a rich buttery taste, sweet onion taste and was loved by the whole family. There were no leftovers. I will have to search for the proper ingredients but can't wait to make this again. Thanks for the great recipe.


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