French Onion Soup

Such a classic.  Everytime I see French onion soup on a menu, I am tempted to order it.  Let’s be honest…I usually do.  The gooey, crispy cheese on top… the best part!  I promise it is so much easier to make at home than you think.

It has been freezing for days so I decided soup would be a good way to wrap up the weekend.  I threw the ingredients into the slow cooker for a few hours and it cooked itself.

Try making this cozy meal for your family this winter or any time you are looking for a delicious soup.


4 large white onions

4 cups beef broth

2 cups water

1 tsp sugar

2 Tbsp butter

1 tsp flour

1 clove of garlic, minced

French bread or baguette

Sliced gruyere, mozzarella or provolone cheese – I used provolone because that is what I had in the fridge

Cut the onions in half then in about quarter inch slices.


Add the sliced onions, minced garlic, butter, flour and sugar into the slow cooker. Pour in the beef broth and water.  Mix all the ingredients well.


Set your slow cooker to high and cook for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.  You’ll know it is done when the onions are soft.  You can eat the soup just like that or you can doctor it up with the best parts.  Bread and cheese.

Ladle the soup into bowls, lay a piece of bread on top and cover with a slice of cheese (or two).  Put the bowls on a baking sheet and put under the broiler for 2-3 minutes to get the cheese nice and crispy.  Be sure to keep a close eye on it while in the broiler because it can burn in a second.





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