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Easy French Onion Soup


  • 2(14 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 1(10 1/2 ounce) can beef consomme
  • 2large onions, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2tablespoons butter
  • 2pressed garlic cloves
  • 1dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 4slices toasted French bread


  • Place onions and butter in saucepan.
  • Sauté on medium heat until onions are tender.
  • Add garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes (don’t let garlic burn).
  • Add beef broth, consomme, and Woschershire sauce.
  • Bring to a boil for 1 minute.
  • Take ovenproof bowls (I use over-sized coffee mugs) and place 0.125 cup of cheese in bottom of each bowl.
  • Fill bowl with soup leaving room at the top.
  • Place toasted French bread on top.
  • Top with 0.125 cup Swiss cheese.
  • Place under broiler until cheese is bubbly.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Caution–bowls will be hot!


  • Marion

    Outstanding, easy, satisfying. I used reduced fat swiss cheese and a bit more than a dash of worcestershire sauce. A great recipe! Thanks!!

  • fanny

    I couldn’t agree more that this soup was about as good as any we’ve had in a restaurant! We loved it & it was half the work of most french onion soup recipes. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  • HopeK

    Awesome flavor – very easy and delicious.

  • Big William

    I really liked this soup. I ate four bowls of it!

  • Norahs Girl

    Brilliant!I did add 1 Tbls of brown sugar when Sauteing the onions just to caramalise them a little.This soup I,ll be making more of. Thankyou

  • AngelMom

    My entire family loved this recipe!! It was just as good as we’ve had at any restaurant. I added mozzarella cheese to it also and made a three cheese soup…

  • Rise`

    Elizabeth, I am commenting for myself as well as my 17 year old son who made this fantastic tasting and easy soup for his French class. It was perfect…he did “everything”, ole Mom here just watched )and sampled of course)! This recipe is so simple and the taste was wonderful. The only thing he did different was instead of serving with the bread, we bought a huge loaf (ball) of very fresh French bread. He hollowed it out and when he serves the soup (I sent it in a thermos) he’ll pour it into the bread bowl and put the cheese on the top and then close the bowl with the bread lid so it stays hot until they try it! Thank you so much for posting this! I’m sure he’ll receive an A+ for this one!

  • Laura Vick

    This was great!! Easy and very filling. But Big William, I must say that I ate five bowls. I just couldn’t stop!

  • Buttah Jones

    BayBee- this was sooo good! I couldn’t believe how EASY it was to make, AND it was delicious!


    Great Soup!