French Onion Soup Recipe

Course Soup
Cuisine French
Keyword French Onion Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 346 kcal
Author Dina from


  • 6 sweet yellow onion not regular onions
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 6 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 sticks French bread sliced
  • Shredded Fontina cheese


  1. Slice the sweet yellow onion into strips.
  2. In a heavy bottomed pot, heat butter and olive oil over medium high heat. Then add in all of the sliced onions.Cook the onions for about 15-20 minutes while constantly stiring.
  3. Once the onion has softened, add the minced garlic, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  4. Drop the heat to medium and let the onion cook with the spices for about 4 minutes.
  5. Bring the heat back to high and add the dry sherry. Stir for about 3 minutes to let the wine cook out.
  6. Pour the beef broth into the pot and let it simmer for another 15 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, place the sliced French bread onto a baking sheet and bake in a 360 degree oven until golden brown.
  8. Fill each oven safe soup bowl with the soup and place 2 pieces of French bread on top of the soup. Then sprinkled a layer of freshly shredded fontina cheese.
  9. Broil the soup in the oven until the cheese becomes bubbly and golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
French Onion Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 1482mg64%
Potassium 937mg27%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 16.3mg20%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.