Easy French Onion Soup Recipe

Until I learned to make them myself, I typically ordered one of two things in a restaurant: french dip or french onion soup. I make my french dip recipe in the slow-cooker. In my opinion, it's at least as good (and often better) than what I've had in restaurants. This easy french onion soup recipe is incredibly easy and simply GOOD. I hope you'll give it a try.

French Onion Soup Recipe

1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 onions, sliced thin
1 box beef broth
1 teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
4 slices french bread, toasted
4 slices provolone cheese 
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

In a large pot, brown onions in oil and butter. Stir frequently. When onions are transparent add broth, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium/medium-high heat. Once boiling, lower temperature and simmer for 30-45 minutes.

Ladle soup into oven-safe bowls. Add cheese and bread, layering. Broil for a few minutes until cheese is melted and slightly browned. (If your bowls are not broiler-safe, bake at 400° for 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted and browned. 

When making this french onion soup recipe, I have forgotten to add the Parmesan cheese. I've substituted American cheese for provolone plenty of times. I have also toasted regular bread in a pinch when I didn't have french bread. It's really an adaptable recipe!

This french onion soup recipe was originally posted on my old blog. When I made it this winter for a friend and me to enjoy over lunch, I knew I needed to share it here. It really is easy to make.

Most of my recipes are easy and family friendly. I hope you'll check them out!
~ Annette
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  1. Saving this for my husband who loves French Onion Soup.

  2. I'll be trying this one soon. I LOVE French onion soup!


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