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French Onion Soup


Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (11 Votes)


  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 tsp flour
  • 1 cup reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp grated Swiss cheese
  • 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, thyme, and 1 Tbsp water. COver and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover, reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until onions are golden, stirring about 15 minutes.

Step 2

Add garlic, saute for 1 minute. Add the flour, reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Stir in broth, remaining water, and nutmeg. bring to a boil, skim of foam. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat broiler. Place 4 heat proof bowls on a baking sheet; ladle soup into bowls. Top each with a slice of toast, sprinkle with Swiss cheese and Parmesan. Broil until cheese is bubbly, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.

Step 4

Prepare in advance:
Prepare as directed through Step 2. Cool, then refrigerate for up to 3 days. To serve, rewarm and proceed as in Step 3


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