Love French onion soup? This recipe may just become your new fave, with a secret ingredient that takes this french onion soup recipe to a whole new level!
I love soup and could eat it for every meal if I had to! While I don’t mind a bowl of soup from the can, there’s nothing that compares to homemade. I’ll take soup any way I can get it though. Whether it’s chicken noodle soup or Italian wedding, I’m all in.
French Onion Soup
Of course, there’s nothing that beats a good bowl of French onion soup. The onions and broth is delicious enough but add the bread and cheese and well…it’s pretty much the best soup ever! This recipe is my new favorite because it has a secret ingredient. I won’t give it away yet but it definitely takes this soup recipe to a whole new level!
Okay, let’s get cookin’…
Start by melting butter in a heavy bottomed pot.
Add sliced onions and toss with seasoning.
Once onions are slightly caramelized, add brown sugar and bacon. Yes, bacon is the secret ingredient. Seriously, doesn’t bacon make EVERYTHING taste better?!!!
Continue to cook on the stove, dissolving bullion cubes. When it’s finished, top with bread and cheese and broil in the oven for a few minutes. You’ll end up with the best French onion soup you’ve ever tasted!
Just looking at this French onion soup makes my mouth water!
It’s so perfect with a light salad or just on it’s own. I could eat this French onion soup for every meal! Grab the recipe and try it for yourself…
- Melt butter in heavy bottomed roaster or pot and add sliced onions.
- Sprinkle onions with garlic salt and seasoned pepper, then saute until lightly caramelized.
- Turn heat to low, stir in brown sugar and bacon and let simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add water and and bullion cubes and turn heat to medium, stirring occasionally until bullion cubes dissolve.
- Let soup simmer for 15 minutes then slowly stir in flour to thicken broth.
- Let soup simmer over low heat for 10 more minutes.
- Place soup bowls onto a study cookie sheet covered in parchment paper and ladle soup into bowls.
- Top with one or two slices of crusty bread and 2-3 slices of swiss cheese, then broil in oven until cheese is bubbly and golden brown on top.
- Serve hot.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 881Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 192mgSodium: 1995mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 5gSugar: 36gProtein: 51g
Frequently Asked Questions:
What kind of onions can you use for French onion soup?
Yellow onions and sweet onions make great soup but I regularly use white onions as well.
What kind of cheese can I use for French onion soup?
While this recipe calls for Swiss, gruyere is often used in French onion soup. However, Swiss is more budget friendly and in my opinion, tastes just as good.
How long can you keep French onion soup in the refrigerator?
If you store it in an airtight container, it should keep for up to three days. To keep it even longer, store it in the freezer.
This recipe is perfect for a chilly winter day or just when you want something light to eat. How do you eat your French onion soup? Do you like to pair it with a a sandwich or enjoy it all on it’s own?
If you liked this recipe, you may want to check this chicken noodle soup…
Chicken Noodle Soup (my girls love this one)
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