French Onion Soup

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Servings: 4-6 bowls of soup
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/3 cup olive oil
8   onions, sliced
2   cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon flour
8 cup beef stock
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1   bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste
1   loaf French bread
2 cup grated Gruyere cheese





Saute onions and garlic in oil over low heat until onions are tender and golden yellow. Sprinkle flour over onions, cook a few minutes more, browning the flour well. Add stock and wine and bring to a boil, add thyme and bay leaf. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 20 minutes or so. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Meanwhile, slice French bread into 3/4 slices and butter both sides. Toast slices on griddle until golden brown. Ladle soup into an ovenproof bowl, add toasted bread and cover with cheese. Place ovenproof bowl on a baking sheet lined with tin foil. Bake at 350 degrees or 5 minutes under a hot broiler.

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Publication: Jan/Feb 2006 issue

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By michele Wolf on June 28, 2013


Did not taste like any french onion soup I have ever had :( very dissapointed

By Shannon Sampson on December 08, 2012


I am featuring this fabulous French Onion Soup recipe today in my Top 5 Thanksgiving picks

By cathy wolfram on November 20, 2012


Paula I give that soup 5 stars..It was to die for..I am going to make that again great recipe..Only thing I did was add a little garlic salt..Awesome Hugs, Nancy

By nancy baker on November 19, 2012


this recipe sounds great plan to make soon. thanks

By sammy wells on November 07, 2012


Where can I get the cute little cast iron pots Paula put her french onion soap in the looked likee little whitches kettles and that little cast iton thing she melts butter, IHAVE to buy my husband these he LOVES them

By Sherri on June 27, 2012


Your cooking is the best!!!!!!!!!!

By Kaci Adanna Pitts on January 14, 2012


been looking for a good french onion soup.thanks to u now i found one making it tomorrow

By DOLORES PHATTS on October 12, 2011


This was so easy and very delicious! All I was missing was a Dutch oven, which I found a really nice one by Paula Deen at Target. My husband kept saying it tasted just like a restaurant soup!! Thank you Paula!!!

By Susan Powell on July 27, 2011


The garlic should be sauteed with the onions. We have corrected the recipe. Thank you for catching the omission!

By Libbie Summers, Senior Food Editor for Paula Deen on July 04, 2011


hi Paula....You do not say when to add garlic.

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By Anonymous on December 06, 2010


We thought this was great without any recipe revisions.

By tngram on January 29, 2010


I added a couple cans of Beef Consume. Campbells It makes it a darker richer soup. It was great!! Thanks Paula your the Greatest!!

By Anonymous on January 25, 2010


This is the best french onion soup I have ever tasted....and so easy!!

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By Anonymous on January 05, 2010


My family likes it with a more beefy flavor. I added worcestershire sauce. It helped. The broth was not as dark as I like. Maybe I did something wrong. anyway, I will fix this soup again. It was delicious!

By mary ann 1 on January 02, 2010



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By Anonymous on November 17, 2009


WOW......easy and delicious! Made it Wednesday and liked it so much I'm making it again today (Sunday)!

By Anonymous on November 15, 2009

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