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Easy French Onion Soup
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Easy French Onion Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: The Salted Pepper


  • 5 lbs 8-10 Sweet Onions
  • ¾ lbs Salted Butter
  • 2 32oz containers of Beef Stock
  • 1 14.5oz can Beef Consomme
  • ½ Tablespoon fine grind Sea Salt
  • ½ Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme
  • 1 loaf Sourdough or French Bread
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere Cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Provolone Cheese


  • Peel and slice onions
  • Melt½ lb salted butter in large stock pot over medium heat
  • Add onions, salt & pepper. Continue to cook over medium heat for 30 minutes or until onions are tender.
  • Strain buttery broth from onions and reserve for later.
  • Return onions to stock pot and over medium/high heat continue to cook, stirring frequently until browned. This will take about 20-30 minutes.
  • Return buttery broth back into stock pot and reduce heat to low.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Add beef stock and beef consomme to stock pot and continue to simmer
  • Remove Thyme leaves from sprig until you have 1 Tablespoon. Add to stock pot and stir.
  • Cut Bread into slices and butter. Place on baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Grate cheeses
  • Ladle soup to fill crock or mug ⅔ of the way. Drop in toasted bread. Cover with Shredded Cheese and place on baking sheet.
  • Place under broiler for a few minutes until cheese is melted and browning.
  • Remove from oven and allow to sit for a few minutes.
  • Serve and Enjoy!