French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

I saw this French Onio Soup recipe on Becky’s blog waaaaaay back in the day and have wanted to make it ever since. Then when the idea came up to throw a virtual party for her, I couldn’t decide between this and her Greek Spaghetti Squash but obviously, the soup won.

French Onion Soup

Caramelized onions with savory broth, melted parmesan and French bread? Comfort in a bowl, my friends.

French Onion Soup

No, I did not put that whole glob of cheese in my mouth. Only half of it, thank you very much.

Her recipe turned out to be ridiculously easy and perfect for the cool {cough, sixty degree weather, cough} we’ve been having here in California.

French Onion Soup + Olives N Wine Turns 1!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 4


3 onions, thinly sliced

1/2 butter (I used Earth Balance)

3 cups vegetable broth

1 bay leaf

1 tablespoon dried thyme

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

4 slices of French bread

1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded


  1. Start by warning 1/4 cup of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. After the butter has melted, add the onions and cook until light golden brown and soft, about 40 minutes.
  2. Then add the broth, white wine vinegar, bay leaf, and remaining butter and stir to combine. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Set the broiler to high and divide the broth into four small bowls. Place a piece of French bread in each bowl and cover each with 1/4 cup parmesan then cook under the broiler for 3-5 minutes, until the cheese is bubble and slightly browned.
  4. Serve and enjoy!


Recipe from Olives n Wine

French Onion Soup