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French Onion Soup with Baguette

It’s the time of year for soups!  When the leaves start to change and the days begin to cool down into winter.

I love it!  It just warms me right up and makes me feel all snuggly inside.

French Onion Soup with Baguette by


French Onion Soup with Baguette is a savory delight that most people only order at restaurants.

But, you can do it at home too and you won’t believe how simple it really is either!  I promise.

Yield: 10

French Onion Soup with Baguette

French Onion Soup with Baguette by
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 8 shallots, fine diced
  • 2 pounds yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 32 oz beef broth
  • 1 C Sherry Wine
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 oz greuyere cheese, shreaded
  • 1 french baguette


  1. In a heavy pot saute the all the onions until very brown in color
  2. slowly to develop flavor and natural sweetness.
  3. (may need extra butter during the cooking time.)
  4. Add the beef and chicken broth along with the Sherry.
  5. Deglaze the bottom of the pot. (stir and make to get up all the flavor bits from the bottom of the pan)
  6. Bring to a simmer and add the thyme, cover with lid.
  7. Simmer for 20-30 minutes for flavors to meld.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste.
  9. To serve: Thinly slice baguette on a diagonal, drizzle with olive oil, toast on half sheet pan under broiler.
  10. Once bread is lightly toasted add a slice of cheese onto each piece of bread, place back under broiler for approx 1 minutes- until cheese is melted and lightly browned.
  11. Place the hot soup into a soup bowl, top with toasted baguette and cheese, serve.
  12. Enjoy!

French Onion Soup with Baguette by


Here a couple of other soups you may also want to make this winter…

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Lasagna Soup - 1

Lasagna Soup

Happy Autumn!  I hope these soups inspired some deliciously savory cooking in your kitchens 🙂

 xoxo~ Ruthie

PS- I shared this over at Beneath my Heart

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  1. You can never go wrong with a classic french onion soup. Craving a bowlful of it to devour right now… yours looks great!

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