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Holiday Recipes
French Onion Soup

The Best French Onion Soup

Italian Bread


  • 8 slices Aunt Millie's Family-Style Italian Bread
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 8 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 4 c. chicken stock
  • 4 c. beef stock
  • 2 Tbsp. dry sherry
  • 8 slices Swiss Cheese

Yield: 8 servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a large stock pot and add onions, sugar, pepper, thyme, and garlic. Cook onions, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes until soft and brown.
  3. After onions have cooked 30 minutes, add flour, and stir to coat the onions. Cook the mixture a couple of minutes to cook off any raw flour taste.
  4. Slowly begin adding the stock, stirring constantly. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, lay out 8 slices of bread onto a sheet pan. Spray liberally with cooking spray on both sides. Place in oven to toast for 7-10 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. Remove from oven and let cool.
  6. Change oven setting to broil.
  7. Add the dry sherry to the onion soup and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Ladle soup into 8 ovenproof crocks, filling them about 3/4 full. Place a slice of bread into the bowls, and top with a slice of cheese.
  9. Broil soup until the cheese is browned, 3-4 minutes.
  10. Carefully remove from oven and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size 1 serving 
Number of Servings 8
Calories 472
Calories from Fat 189
Total Fat 21g 32% DV
Saturated Fat 14g 36% DV
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 56mg 19% DV
Sodium 807mg 34% DV
Potassium 3mg 0% DV
Total Carbohydrate 55g 18% DV
Dietary Fiber 4g 16% DV
Sugar 10g
Protein 18g

*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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