Heart Warming French Onion Soup


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Sometimes you just need to get back to basics for a hearty and fulfilling meal. This French Onion Soup will do the trick, as it combines eight ingredients that are so comforting and delicious when fused together.

There's a reason why millions of people around the world enjoy this soup as much as I do. I'm hoping you, your friends, and family will love it!


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, chopped
  • 4 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1 thyme sprig, leaves chopped, plus extra leaves to serve
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 x 16 oz cartons beef consommé or good-quality beef stock
  • 4-6 thick baguette slices
  • 1 cup Gruyère cheese, finely grated


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the onion and 1 tsp salt, then cook, stirring, for 30 minutes or until caramelized.
  2. Add the garlic and thyme to the onion mixture, then cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add the wine, then increase heat to medium and cook for 3-4 minutes until evaporated. Add the consommé and bring to a simmer, then cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until liquid has slightly reduced.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high. Place the bread on a baking tray and toast on one side. Turn over and sprinkle with cheese, then grill for 2 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and golden.
  4. Season soup, if necessary, then ladle into bowls. Top each with a cheese crouton and scatter with extra thyme.


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