French Onion Soup

Classic and simple, this beef-broth based soup features the flavor of caramelized onions topped with grated Swiss and Gruyere cheese melted over the thick cubes of toasted bread.

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French Onion Soup
  1. ¼ cup Challenge Unsalted Butter (½ stick)
  2. 6 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced (6 cups)
  3. 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
  4. ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  5. 3 cans “lower sodium” beef broth (14 oz each)
  6. 1½ cups water
  7. ¼ cup dry sherry
  8. 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
  9. ¼ cup grated Gruyere cheese
  10. 6 slices sourdough French bread, toasted and cubed
  1. 1

    Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add onions; cook slowly (25 minutes) until tender.

  2. 2

    Blend in flour and black pepper. Stir in broth and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.

  3. 3

    Add Sherry. Ladle into ovenproof bowls. Float bread cubes and sprinkle with cheeses. Broil until cheeses melt and begin to brown.

Source: Challenge Home Economist


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I cant wait to try this! I so love a great Onion Soup!


Sharrie H.

I'm going to try it looks yummy



love fresh onion soups


Diane McMahon

This sounds heavenly! Thank you!


lisa deshanr

It's a classic soup that is must for the wintertime. It's a heart warming soup after a long cold day. Our family loves it. It's the butter in sauting to soften (light caramelize) them that makes the soups flavor!


Heather Brown