French Onion Soup Recipe

This traditional French Onion Soup recipe has perfectly caramelized onions, the most flavorful broth, toasted baguettes, and the most indulgent melted cheese.


4 large yellow onions
2 large sweet onions
6 Tablespoons butter
2 sprigs fresh thyme
2 Bay leaves
¾ cup dry white wine Chardonnay or Pinto Grigio
4 cups beef broth high quality is key
1.5 cups chicken broth
Salt/Pepper, to taste
1 baguette
3 Tablespoons olive oil optional
6 slices Gruyere cheese


  1. Slice the onions into strings of medium-size. They’ll shrink down and you don’t want them too thin. (Using a mandoline slicer makes this much easier).
  2. Melt the butter in a large (4-5 quart) soup pot or dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add the onions and use tongs to toss and coat them in the butter. Leave them uncovered as they cook. READ MORE

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