Simple Homemade French Onion Soup Theresa December 6, 2016 Cooking, Lifestyle 25 Comments One of the best parts about winter is spending time together as a family. Any household family activity becomes better when the scent of a delicious meal cooking wafts into the room. Since food brings my family together, I wanted to share a tasty soup recipe from my family’s kitchen to yours. Warm Soup For A Cold Winter Day During the winter, soup instantly brings warmth to all who savor a bowl. With this simple French Onion Soup recipe, you can impress guests and family members alike. Years ago, I realized that my husband could make this incredible and simple yet restaurant-quality dish. Since cooking something this good is a talent, I asked him to be a guest writer for the day to share his recipe with readers who hope to wow others with a delectable holiday soup recipe. French Onion Soup Recipe Ingredients 6-8 Vidalia sweet onions 2 32oz. Swanson organic chicken broth Butter Black pepper Worcestershire sauce 1 bag of plain croutons 1lb of Swiss cheese Directions Julienne the onions and put them into a large pot. Add a scoop or two of butter and a few dashes of salt. Cook on low to medium until the onions are caramelized with a nice golden brown. Next, add the Swanson organic chicken broth. I like to use one and a half containers and save the other half for when I reheat it the next day. After adding the broth, you add the Worcestershire sauce. We use close to half a bottle. Your stock should turn light brown. I like to add a fair amount of pepper, but you can season to taste. Bring to a boil, then return to a low simmer and let it cook for about an hour or so. Keep checking it to see it you need to add more pepper or Worcestershire sauce. You may want to add a dash of salt. After it slow cooks and reaches the taste you are happy with, it is time for the finishing touches. Set your oven to broil. Next, using oven safe bowls – we use Pyrex but any oven safe bowl that can take high heat will work – fill the bowls a little more than half way. Add croutons to the top. Be careful not to add too many because they expand in the broth and you will end up with a big bowl of bread. After you place your croutons, cover the top of the bowl with slices of Swiss cheese. Make sure to allow the ends of the cheese to hang over the bowl slightly. Now with the bowls on a cookie sheet or Pyrex pan, place them under the broiler. Watch until the cheese begins to bubble and reaches a nice brown. Very carefully, remove from the oven and let rest around five minutes. The soup will still be very hot but ready to serve. Enjoy! For more recipe ideas, follow Theresa’s Reviews on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flipboard and Youtube. Disclosure I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion. 25 Responses Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh December 8, 2016 French onion soup is the best! I remember eating it for the first time thinking wow, it tastes just like carmalized onions! Reply Missy December 9, 2016 This could not be more timely as it has been FREEZING in Colorado lately! I also love how easy it is- if you want me to make homemade broth forget it, lol. Great recipe:) Reply Angela Tolsma December 9, 2016 I have never made my own french onion soup but it’s one of my favorite things to order and this makes it not seem so difficult! Reply karen December 9, 2016 This is my husband’s favorite soup recipe so I will totally try out your recipe. Great tip on the croutons – if you didnt say that I know I would have a mess! Reply Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place December 9, 2016 Mmmm french onion soup is my comfort soup! I love to try different recipes for it because even though its a pretty basic soup, i can always taste a slight, but delicious, difference in it. Reply Terri Steffes December 10, 2016 I’ve never used Vidalia onions in this soup. I will have to give it a try. Reply Erin December 10, 2016 This sounds heavenly! Our family loves soup in the winter. I’m adding thos to the menu. Reply Debra December 10, 2016 My husband is not a fan of onions but I think they are delicious and I would love this soup! Reply Heather December 10, 2016 This sounds perfect for a cold day! Plus it looks like something I could make after work without it taking too long! Reply Kristie December 10, 2016 I love onion soup! This seems like such a delicious recipe. Reply Ana December 10, 2016 This is just the perfect meal for the winter season. Definitely making it, thank you! Ana, http://www.365beautytips.com Reply Crystal December 11, 2016 I’ve never had french onion soup before but this looks like something I could make. I made homemade chicken and rice soup tonight and my kids loved it. I’ll have to try this recipe, it sounds good! Reply Kristen December 11, 2016 I love soup during the winter and especially french onion! This looks so delicious! Reply Jeanine December 11, 2016 This looks so good. I haven’t had French onion soup in so long. I haven’t ever made it before, so this would be a great simple recipe for me to try! Reply Toughcookiemommy December 11, 2016 French onion soup is such a comforting recipe for these cold fall and winter days. I imagine that the flavors are delicious and really hearty. Reply Reesa Lewandowski December 12, 2016 French onion is my favorite! Something about the gooey cheesey top and the bread! Reply Taylor Mobley December 12, 2016 All these recipes make me wish I was a good cook! LOL! My husband loves french onion soup so I guess I know what I’m making over the break ! 🙂 Reply Krystal // The Krystal Diaries December 12, 2016 I love ordering French Onion soup when I go out to eat. I’ve never thought to try and make it myself though. It seems like a recipe I could handle! Reply Courteney December 12, 2016 This looks delicious! Homemade soup is one of my favourite meals – much nicer than the canned stuff Reply Chelsea Damon December 13, 2016 This would be wonderful on a cold day! I love dipping some french bread in a hot bowl of soup! Reply Kiwi December 14, 2016 I have been into making soup recipes more lately. Thanks I will have to add this French onion one! Reply Michelle January 12, 2017 This would be so good right now. Reply Twin Pickle January 12, 2017 Yum yum yum! Love French Onion 🙂 Reply Jessi January 14, 2017 This sounds,so simple and delicious. Reply Da Mimmo's Restaurant Review - Theresa's Reviews March 12, 2017 […] we have homemade French onion soup once a month (read our family recipe here), the Tuscan onion soup was an interesting, Italian twist on a common dish. With the mild taste […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.