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French Onion Soup Recipe (VIDEO)

Our perfected homemade French Onion Soup has the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Watch the video tutorial and see how easy it is to re-create this restaurant-quality onion soup recipe.

French onion soup topped with cheesy toasts

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We love warm, comforting soup recipes from Clam Chowder to hearty Beef Stew and our famous Zuppa Toscana. If you are a soup lover, this French Onion Soup is a must-try!

French Onion Soup Video Tutorial:

We have been perfecting our French Onion Soup game for years. After trying so many different versions, this one is truly excellent. Watch our tips for making the best French Onion Soup with perfectly caramelized onions, and just the right amount of sweetness.

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What is French Onion Soup:

French Onion Soup is made of caramelized onions in a rich beef-wine broth and is served with a signature cheesy toast topping. It originated in France and just like Borscht, it is timeless and well-loved.

This onion soup is often on the menu in high-end restaurants, but it’s simple to re-create at home. Just imagine you’re in Paris as you enjoy every bite.

french onion soup with gruyere cheese pull topping

Ingredients for French Onion Soup

The key to making great French Onion soup is in giving the onions time to caramelize properly. Don’t rush this process but we do have a secret (just a bit of sugar) to cut down the time significantly.

  • Onions – use yellow onions for the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
  • Sugar – just 1/2 teaspoon helps to speed up the caramelization process.
  • Garlic, bay leaf, and thyme – these aromatics, plus salt and pepper are all you need for flavor.
  • Beef Stock – using beef stock or broth will give you better taste and color versus chicken or vegetable stock.
  • Dry Sherry – be sure to pick a dry sherry wine so your soup doesn’t end up too sweet.
Ingredients for onion soup with onions, sherry, beef broth, gruyere, thyme, baguette

The Best Onions for Onion Soup:

  • Yellow onions work best for caramelizing with the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavor. We highly recommend yellow onions.
  • Sweet onions have 25% more sugar than yellow onions. If using, be sure to use extra-dry sherry
  • White onions should be avoided since they taste flat when caramelized. Save them for guacamole.
  • Red onions can turn blueish with lengthy cooking.

Pro Tip for Slicing Onions: Thinly slice your onions parallel with the lines on the onion (from root to stem). It will look nicer in the soup and you’ll break less of the onion cells which release the onion vapors that make you cry. This means fewer tears while cutting onions.

Slicing onions parallel with the onion lines

How to Make French Onion Soup:

  1. Slice Onions – peel onions and thinly slice onions.
  2. Soften Onions – let the onions ‘sweat’ and soften for 10 minutes.
  3. Caramelize Onions – Add 1/2 tsp sugar to speed up the caramelization process. Sautee over medium heat until onions have browned (40 min).
  4. Add Garlic and saute for 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Add Dry Sherry and cook down until all the wine has evaporated, scraping the bottom to deglaze the pan.
  6. Add beef stock along with aromatics (bay leaf and thyme), salt, and pepper. Simmer partially covered 30 minutes.
Step by step how to make french onion soup in pot

Common Questions:

Can I substitute the gruyere cheese?

Gruyere is the classic choice because it’s mild in flavor and melts beautifully. You could substitute with swiss cheese, provolone, fontina, or a blend of mozzarella (low-moisture part-skim) and parmesan.

Can I make French Onion Soup in a slow cooker?

You can finish the soup in a slow cooker, but we recommend first caramelizing the onions and reducing the sherry wine on the stovetop through step 5. In step 6, transfer to a slow cooker, add broth and seasonings, and cook covered on low heat for 6 hours then season to taste.

Can I substitute the sherry wine?

Dry sherry is traditional for making French Onion Soup, but you can substitute it with a dry white wine such as vermouth. Also, keep in mind since the sherry is reduced down, you essentially cook out most of the alcohol in the recipe.

Onion soup topped with cheesy toasts and thyme

How to Serve French Onion Soup (2 Ways):

#1: If you have broiler-safe serving bowls: Toast bread slices. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle the tops with cheese, top with toasted bread then cover with more cheese and broil for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.

How to broil cheese and toasts over French onion soup

#2: Broil the cheesy bread separately: If you don’t have broiler-safe bowls, you can prepare the toasts separately. Brush toasts with olive oil and bake. Ladle soup into warm bowls and sprinkle on cheese to melt. Top toasted bread with mounds of cheese and broil for 2-3 minutes. Place cheesy toasts over the hot soup bowls.

How to prepare cheesy toasts for French Onion soup

Make-Ahead:

  • Onion Soup – you can caramelize the onions and even make the entire soup base 3 days ahead. Once the soup is done, let it cool then cover and refrigerate until ready to reheat and serve.
  • Toasts – the bread toasts can be baked ahead and stored covered at room temperature for a few days since you are essentially making croutons. Add cheese and broil just before serving.
  • To Reheat – warm the soup in a saucepan until steaming hot.
french onion soup prepared in bowls ready to serve

Everyone needs a great French Onion Soup Recipe. The rich flavor and aroma of caramelized onions in a sherry-beef broth under a cheesy toast is irresistible.

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French Onion Soup Recipe

5 from 36 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
French onion soup served with cheesy toasts

This classic French Onion Soup has simple ingredients but rich flavor. Be sure to use yellow onions and dry sherry wine to ensure the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Medium
Cost to Make: $12-$16
Keyword: french onion soup, onion soup recipe
Cuisine: French
Course: Soup
Calories: 545
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, plus more to brush toasts
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 lbs 6 large yellow onions, halved, peeled and thinly sliced with the grain
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry wine, or use dry vermouth or dry white wine
  • 8 cups beef stock or broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more to garnish (or 1/4 tsp dried thyme)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste, divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 12 slices baguette
  • 8 oz gruyere cheese, 1 1/2 cups shredded, divided

Instructions

How to Make French Onion Soup:

  1. Cut onions in half, cut off the ends, then peel and slice onions thinly (cut parallel with the grain of the onion).
  2. In a large heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven over medium heat, add 2 Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp butter. Add sliced onions and sauté uncovered, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle the onions with 1/2 tsp sugar which will help the onions caramelize faster. Sauté uncovered for another 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions are caramelized and browned. Stir more frequently towards the end to prevent scorching or burning the onions.
  4. Once onions are caramelized, add minced garlic and sauté another minute.
  5. Add 1/2 cup sherry and deglaze the pot by scraping the bottom. Continue stirring until all of the sherry has cooked out (about 3 minutes over medium heat).
  6. Add 8 cups beef stock, 1 bay leaf, thyme and 1 tsp salt. Partially cover and simmer for 30 minutes for the flavors to meld. Add another 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper, or season to taste then remove from heat.

How to Make Crouton Topping:

  1. While soup is finishing up, preheat oven to 400˚F. Slice baguette to 1/2” thick slices. Brush both sides lightly with olive oil, arrange on a baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes until golden brown at the edges.
  2. Once soup is ready to serve, top breads with half of the cheese and broil for 2-3 minutes until cheese melts and turns golden in spots.
  3. Pour soup into warm bowls and sprinkle remaining cheese over the hot soup. Top with hot cheesy toasts then serve.

Nutrition Facts
French Onion Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 1745mg76%
Potassium 1024mg29%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 514mg51%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Courtney Affarian
    October 3, 2021

    I made this tonight. It was a hit. Absolutely delicious.

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  • Ekaterina Vallotton
    September 30, 2021

    This recipe is THE BEST!
    Thank you so much Natasha!
    Your recipes never disappoint!
    I also added a couple of spoons of Worcestershire sauce. It was delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 30, 2021

      Very nice, thank you for sharing! Great to hear that you enjoyed this recipe so much.

      Reply

  • Edna
    September 23, 2021

    Natasha the best way to peel and onion is to leave your mouth open and breathe through your mouth and you will not get one tear in your eye my mom taught me that when I was a little girl and I just love all your recipes I follow them to The T and people just love my cooking thanks to you for teaching us how to flavor our foods God bless and Thank you 🙏

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 23, 2021

      Thank you for your good comments and tips, Edna!

      Reply

  • Heather
    September 5, 2021

    Great recipe! I was wondering what size Dutch oven you suggest to make this in? Is 5qt too small? Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 5, 2021

      Thank you, heather. Here is the Amazon Affiliate Link to the Red Dutch Oven that I used.

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      • Mick
        September 24, 2021

        $350??????

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        • Natasha
          September 24, 2021

          Hi Mick, it’s a pot that lasts for generations, but you can definitely use any dutch oven pot or heavy-bottomed pot.

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  • Kathy Hooker
    September 3, 2021

    First of all, I absolutely love your recipes and you have a great personality. When I’ve make French Onion Soup in the past, (one of my favorite soups), my recipe calls for Port wine. I thought it was very good. What are your thoughts about using Port Wine. Thanks, Kathy

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2021

      Hi Kathy! I haven’t tried it with port wine specifically, but that may work here! If you happen to try it, I’d love to know how you like it!

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  • Karen
    August 13, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    Can’t wait to try this recipe that looks so delicious with the cheesy toasted baguette. I recently heard of a tip to avoid crying from cutting onions. Wet a paper towel and keep it near the sliced onion while slicing. Instead of the onion drawing water from your eyes, it draws from the wet towel. I’ve tried this and for me it worked. Give it a try!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 13, 2021

      Oh interesting! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Karen! That’s a great tip!

      Reply

  • Nick Kinnear
    August 6, 2021

    I love your channel, your recipes are the BEST!!!!

    Thank You

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Nick! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes!

      Reply

  • Bonnie Lea Wallace
    August 2, 2021

    Hello, Natasha I’m one of your biggest followers!! I just love the way you bring simple everyday ingredients together. None of the fancy ingredients. I want to make this, but, I don’t cook with wine or sherry. So, my question to you is what else can I use if anything? Also, would it be a bad idea to leave it out altogether if there is no suitable substitute?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2021

      Aww, that’s so awesome, Bonnie! We have a section in the recipe titled: “Can I substitute the sherry wine?” I recommend reading through it. One of our readers also reported great results using a non-alcoholic substitution – Chicken Broth. I haven’t tried using sherry cooking wine yet to advise.

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      • Bonnie Lea Wallace
        August 3, 2021

        Thank you so much!! The next recipe I want to try is your meatball recipe!!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 3, 2021

          Oh yes! That is is a good one! I hope you love it! I’m looking forward to your feedback!

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  • Katiushkall
    June 8, 2021

    Delicious! And not as daunting as I thought it would be. I added some nutritional yeast at the end to round out the flavor, perfect!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Joan Bourget
    April 11, 2021

    I put average size onions in the freezer for 10 minutes before peeling and slicing. If your onions are large, maybe add a minute or two in the freezer.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 11, 2021

      Great tips, thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Robin
    March 27, 2021

    Can I substitute the dry sherry wine for sherry cooking wine?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 28, 2021

      Hi Robin, we have a section in the recipe titled: “Can I substitute the sherry wine?” I recommend reading through it. One of our readers also reported great results using a non-alcoholic substitution – Chicken Broth. I haven’t tried using sherry cooking wine yet to advise.

      Reply

  • Bobbi Lung
    March 22, 2021

    Thank you so much for your recipe! I followed your recipe, and it worked perfectly! My husband loves french onion soup, and he said it was better than any restaurant. I think the dry sherry did the trick. It took us a while to find it, but it made the difference. I also wore the goggles to slice the onions, but I found breathing through my nose to help with the tears. I can’t wait to try your other recipes! You are a great find!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2021

      Hi Bobbi, so great to hear that! I’m glad it was a success, thanks for sharing your great comments with us.

      Reply

  • Rich Ermolovich
    March 20, 2021

    Excellent. Used your recipe size calculator to make for 4. All turned out well. It’s really restaurant quality. Used dry thyme for simplicity. Added 1/4 tsp sugar after taste test.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 20, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Debbie
    March 6, 2021

    Natasha, just wanted to let you know that this is an excellent recipe! I truly enjoy watching your videos on Instagram or YouTube!
    I have tried so many and never written so thought I would today! Thanks for all your inspiration!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 6, 2021

      You’re welcome, Debbie! I’m so glad you’re enjoying this recipe!

      Reply

  • Helen Godin
    February 25, 2021

    Thank you for this recipe! Haven’t made it in years! Similar to mine.. what would be a side dish to go with soup? Maybe a sandwich type?👏👏🥰

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 25, 2021

      You’re welcome, Helen. There are a lot of options, it’s great with Chicken Pesto Panini, Salad, Roasted veggies with mushrooms and so much more.

      Reply

  • adriana
    February 24, 2021

    its delicious i only used 4 onions it was excellent

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 24, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Julie Edwards
    February 21, 2021

    Best French onion soup I’ve had in years. And so easy to make, just takes a little time. Thanks Natasha! Another winner!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 22, 2021

      Wow, that is wonderful! I’m happy to know that you loved this recipe. Thanks, Julie.

      Reply

  • Barbara Wilson
    February 20, 2021

    I made this a couple of weeks ago and am just now posting of how delicious it is. My daughter is a big fan of the soup and loved it. It’s a keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you found a family favorite, Barbara!

      Reply

  • Maureen Reid
    February 18, 2021

    Appreciate your blog and all the little tricks you demonstrate example. Cutting onions.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 18, 2021

      Thank you for your appreciation. It means a lot to me!

      Reply

  • Andrea
    February 17, 2021

    Perfection! A hit in my house, thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 17, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Andrea.

      Reply

  • Carol White
    February 15, 2021

    Excellent soup but ended up with too many onions and not enough broth. Suggest using only 3 onions, not 6. Anyways it was excellent!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2021

      Thank you for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Wendy DelBoccio Staul
    February 14, 2021

    Love the onion soup recipe. My husband and I made the onion soup together for Valentine’s Day! We lived cooking and eating it together. Thank you, Natasha for all your delicious recipes as well as your taste tests afterwards. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours and God Bless. ♥️Wendy

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2021

      Hi Wendy, you are very welcome. That is nice and sweet! I hope you will both love every recipe that you will try!

      Reply

  • Corinne Bell
    February 10, 2021

    I made this the other night and oh my goodness it was delicious!!! I’ve been looking for an easy French onion soup for such a long time and this is it!!! This is my husbands favorite soup to get at restaurants and he said this was better than what he gets at them. My kids devoured it as well. Will definitely be making this again and again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your excellent review, Corinne!

      Reply

    • Shana White
      February 18, 2021

      I tried this recipe in early January and loved it. I’ve made it twice since. My husband and I literally can’t get enough! I’m highly recommending it! I’d give it 6 stars if I could

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        February 18, 2021

        Thank you for that wonderful review, Shana! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

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  • Merry
    February 7, 2021

    Great, easy recipe! Thank you! Spot on, with the bread. I made homemade bread, sliced it(looked like biscotti) and topped with a swiss and gruyere blend i got at Aldi. Yum! I ended up doubling the recipe, looking forward to tasting it the next day.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2021

      Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your good comments and feedback, Merry.

      Reply

  • Angie Chisholm
    February 3, 2021

    I’ve been making your recipes every day, and my husband has been loving it! He never knows what he’s going to get that day for dinner, and every single recipe is so amazing and tasty and easy!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2021

      That’s so nice! Thanks for sharing, Angie. I hope you and your family will love every recipe that you will try!

      Reply

  • Dezirae Hart
    January 26, 2021

    Hi,Natasha I haven’t tried this recipe, but when I watched your youtube video about I could just smell that french onion soup through the screen. Oh, and by the way your children are adorable

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  • Beth Ann G. Warren
    January 22, 2021

    Needs some acidity. The umami seems to be there but missing some brightness.

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    • Natasha
      January 23, 2021

      Hi Beth, did you add the alcohol? That definitely helps to balance it out.

      Reply

  • Rana
    January 13, 2021

    Hi Natasha, i love your recipes.
    What can i substitute with wine, i can’t use alcohol.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2021

      Hi Rana, we have a section in the recipe titled: “Can I substitute the sherry wine?” I recommend reading through it. One of our readers also reported great results using a non-alcoholic substitution – Chicken Broth

      Reply

  • Anne Watson
    January 11, 2021

    Absolutely delicious-I made this soup for dinner tonight-The only thing I did different is I cooked down beef neckbones in the boxed broth-I added some carrots, celery and thyme in the pot and let it cook for a few hours-

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 11, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Anne! I’m so glad you enjoeyd this recipe!

      Reply

  • Eileen Ash
    January 10, 2021

    Is there a type of pot I should or should not use. I cannot get nice brown carmelized results. Barely browned!

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    • Natasha
      January 10, 2021

      Hi Eileen, the dutch oven pot that I used worked great. Make sure to add the sugar which helps to speed up the caramelization as well as using the correct type of onions. Lastly, this recipe requires some patience for onions to caramelize properly – it’s a process that can’t be rushed.

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  • Debbie krause
    January 8, 2021

    I rinse the onions in cold water an only breath through my nose. It seems to work pretty good. I love your recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2021

      Great tip! Thank you for sharing that with me, Debbie!

      Reply

  • June
    January 5, 2021

    I love all of your recipes! Can you tell me where you purchased the wood soup ladle? Thanks so much.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 5, 2021

      Hi June, you can find our favorite kitchen tools in our Blog Shop HERE and in our Amazon Affiliate Shop HERE. I hope this helps!

      Reply

  • Teri
    January 4, 2021

    Hi love your recipes, Tried this tonight but could not get it to caramelized. So, I went ahead with the recipe. What did I do wrong?

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    • Natasha
      January 5, 2021

      Hi Teri, it just takes time and patience. Also, make sure not to skip that little bit of sugar at the timing speciifed in the recipe which helps to speed up the process.

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      • Ana Maria Pacheco
        January 22, 2021

        Hi Natasha i love your recipes

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 23, 2021

          I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Jean
    January 4, 2021

    This is the BEST onion soup I’ve ever tasted! Thank you SO much for your fabulous recipes. Since I was introduced to your website, I now have a binder just for your recipes, because I’ve printed so many of them!

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    • Natasha
      January 4, 2021

      Hi Jean, I am so happy to hear you loved the French onion soup recipe and others. Thank you!

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      • Barbara
        January 26, 2021

        The BEST French Onion soup ever. I followed your recipe to a tee. You’re right, you can’t rush carmelizing the onions. It takes time and patience. The dry Sherry added so much flavor. The homemade croutons, perfect. Will be having what’s left tomorrow! I passed this on to my daughter and I hope she tries it!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          January 26, 2021

          I hope your daughter will love this recipe too! Thank you for your great review and feedback, Barbara.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 4, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Alice
    January 3, 2021

    Great onion soup. Simple easy to follow recipes. I love watching you cook

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  • Mary Odeh
    December 31, 2020

    Best Onion Soup! Made this for my husband.
    Thank you Natasha for another great recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Mary!

      Reply

  • Lorrie
    December 30, 2020

    I have made this twice now in the last two weeks. It is better than any we have ever had at a restaurant. Thanks for sharing this recipe it is excellent!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Jackie Lafleur
    December 30, 2020

    I make this onion soup all the time, I keep my onion in the fridge so they are cold and do not let me tear up. Another thing yes for the sherry, I use cognac which I find give it an even better taste, than sherry and it is not as sweet, and add a good balance to the soup. For the cheese it is hard to find Gruyere where I live and it is not always available, so I used Swiss cheese it is just a good. If I haven’t got Swiss cheese on hand I used part Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Jackie! I know our readers will find this helpful!

      Reply

  • ROSEMARY MUNRO
    December 26, 2020

    I made this recipe for Christmas dinner. 1st time the WHOLE family loved something I made! I have to admit I didn’t hear the 3 lbs or 6 large yellow onions….I bought 7 large yellow onions…I think each one was 1 lb each….I was cooking onions in 3 pans!!!!! After I realized my mistake, I just kept adding beef broth and it was amazing…and they are excited with the leftover soup! Thanks! Love your website!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2020

      I’m so happy that worked out, Rosemary! Thank you for sharing that wonderful feedback with us!

      Reply

  • James wingrove
    December 23, 2020

    Made this today, never realised how simple it was to make my favourite soup.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that, James! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Ruthann Takacs
    December 22, 2020

    Made this tonight! Amazing!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 22, 2020

      Awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe, Ruthann!

      Reply

  • Lisa G
    December 19, 2020

    When peeling and slicing all those onions, I put a small fan next to the cutting board and…… to tears!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2020

      Great tip! Thank you for sharing that with me Lisa!

      Reply

  • Kaye Landry
    December 18, 2020

    Thank you for onion soup recipe. My husband’s favorite. Now I will try.
    I love your recipes they are so easy to follow.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2020

      It is a must-try classic! We LOVE French Onion Soup!

      Reply

  • Michelle Guida
    December 18, 2020

    do you have a link to your soup bowls?

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    • Natasha
      December 18, 2020

      Hi Michelle, Le Creuset brand makes great ones that can withstand the broiler heat. Be sure to search for “broiler-safe” when purchasing them. The ones I got at Sur la Tab specifically say they aren’t safe for that high of heat.

      Reply

  • Carol Susann
    December 17, 2020

    Help, I don’t know if they were the wrong kind of onion or what but they were sweating so bad that I had almost a half of my Dutch oven with liquid. I poured most of it out and it seems to be better. I have not added the broth or sherry yet. I am not a new cook,but I have not seen anything like this.

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    • Natasha
      December 18, 2020

      Hi Carol, that does seem unusual. They should normally soften as they “sweat” but shouldn’t release a ton of liquid. The best onions for this is regular fresh yellow onions (I don’t use frozen for this).

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  • April
    December 17, 2020

    Can I substitute something else for the alcohol?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2020

      Hi April, please see our note in the recipe “Can I substitute the sherry wine?”

      Reply

  • Anne Farris
    December 17, 2020

    This looks divine! Can I freeze it?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2020

      I Anne, we have always enjoeyd this fresh, but I imagine you could freeze the broth without the bread and cheese if you test that, I would love to know how you like it!

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  • Donna Natali
    December 16, 2020

    Every single recipe of yours I make is absolutely delicious. I am a really good cook so I know what good food tastes like. Thank you for sharing your sweet family too. My family is loving the Onion Soup recipe I just made!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you’re enjoying our recipes!

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  • Jen K.
    December 15, 2020

    Well worth the wait on caramelizing onions!! Delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 15, 2020

      Yes totally agree with you! Thank you for your great review, Jen.

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  • Steve
    December 15, 2020

    Wow! This was really good! Thanks for your recipes little lady, you are making me look like I know what I’m doing 🙃.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 15, 2020

      You are very welcome, Steve. You do know what you are doing that’s why you are able to follow these recipes. Keep up the awesome work!

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  • Taiye
    December 15, 2020

    I like your technique, I will definitely make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 15, 2020

      You’re so welcome! I hope this soup becomes one of your favorite recipes.

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  • Ps
    December 15, 2020

    Wow this looks amazing!! I’ll have to try it!
    Also quick tip on cutting onions…I discovered this accidentally. I didn’t want my hands to smell like onion so I wore latex gloves while cutting and handling them….no more tears!! I guess the gloves helped to prevent some of the onion juice to get into the pores of my skin?? Don’t know but it works for me!

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  • Erin Gilbert
    December 14, 2020

    This was perhaps the BEST french onion soup I’ve ever had. Don’t skip the gruyere cheese, so delicious. Very easy to make, great recipe and instructions!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Erin!

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  • Melissa
    December 14, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I know there’s a section that tells the substitutes for the sherry but….I’m wondering, since I know I won’t use either the sherry nor the white wine later…. Can I used apple cider vinegar instead? Or it will change too much the flavor?
    From Puerto Rico I thank you for helping me look like I know how to cook!!! 😉

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      Hi Melissa, we have a section in the recipe titled: “Can I substitute the sherry wine?” I recommend reading through it. One of our readers also reported great results using a non-alcoholic substitution – Chicken Broth.

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  • Mike
    December 14, 2020

    Which broiler-safe serving bowls do you recommend?

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    • Natasha
      December 14, 2020

      Hi Mike, Le Creuset makes great ones that can withstand the broiler heat. Be sure to search for “broiler safe” when purchasing them. The ones I got at Sur la Tab specifically say they aren’t safe for that high of heat (which made me super nervous when I did it anyway!

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  • Katie
    December 14, 2020

    Delicious! It was easy to make and the results were fantastic. I will definitely make again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoeyd that Katie!

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  • Judy
    December 13, 2020

    Can you do more soup recipes

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Sure, thanks for your suggestion!

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  • Stacy
    December 13, 2020

    I made this yesterday and it was simply the best FOS we’ve ever made. I did add a little red wine in addition to the sherry. Thank you again Natasha.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Perfect! Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Stacy. I’m so glad you loved this soup!

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  • sara
    December 13, 2020

    did anyone of your subscribers suggested this recipe the french onion soup

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Yes, a lot has requested this recipe. I hope you like it too!

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  • Patricia Fleming
    December 12, 2020

    You can buy “onion googles.” I have a pair and love them!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Nice, I didn’t know about that one. Thanks!

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  • Gloria Cantalupi
    December 12, 2020

    How is this French Onion Soup for freezing?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      Hello Gloria, you can caramelize the onions and even make the entire soup base 3 days ahead. Once the soup is done, let it cool then cover and refrigerate until ready to reheat and serve.

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  • Christina Linkul
    December 12, 2020

    When I wore contacts I never had a problem with the onions!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      Wow! That’s amazing!

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  • Karen
    December 12, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I don’t have Sherry can I use cooking wine?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      Hi Karen, we have a section in the recipe titled: “Can I substitute the sherry wine?” We normally do not recommend cooking wine for recipes that call for wine.

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  • Sylvia Henderson
    December 12, 2020

    To Prevent from crying when slicing onions- I use this method all the time-once onion is cut -peel and rinse under cold water for 10 sec or so – works every time. then proceed slicing= no tearsTry it please Sylvia – love r recipes+++

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      Hi Sylvia! Great tip! Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Kathy Cochrane
    December 12, 2020

    Was watching your video for French onion soup. Here’s what I do to avoid onion-prep tears. I keep a small (O2Cool) battery folding fan in a kitchen drawer. When I prep onions, I place it to the side of my cutting board and have the breeze blow across the onions. NEVER a tear! My family loves your recipes!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • Edna
    December 12, 2020

    I remembered one of the videos that I was watching when you were cutting up an onion you wanted suggestions of how not to be tearing as you’re cutting up an onion my mom had a idea when you cut up an onion you breathe through your mouth when you breathe through your mouth you don’t tear as you’re cutting up the onions so just give it a try and let me know if it works for you because it always works for me God bless and have a happy holiday your friend Edna

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      Hi Edna, Thank you so much for sharing that tip with me!

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  • Colette Cameron
    December 12, 2020

    Looks amaxing! Can’t wait!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      I hope you try this recipe soon!

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  • Simone
    December 12, 2020

    Tastes wonderful! My tip for chopping onions is to keep a small personal fan on the counter next to the cutting board I am using. turn it on and blow it directly across your work surface. The oils from the onions will be blown past the board and not float up to your eyes. Works every time! No more goggles!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      Great tip! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Simone!

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  • Michelle T Lambert
    December 12, 2020

    Hi Natasha – Love all your recipes! To lessen the crying when chopping onions, I light a small tea lite with a match and have it burning right in front of me. Works for me.

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  • Judy
    December 12, 2020

    Hi natasha I tried your french onion soup but there was some changes I didn’t but wine and also I tried it with chicken broth and I but dry thyme and it tastes better than restaurants

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    • Natasha
      December 12, 2020

      Hi Judy, I’m so glad you loved it without wine (alcohol-free) and using chicken broth. Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Sara
    December 12, 2020

    Hi natasha my friend wanted from you to do a recipe called papporti ands she said she will be happy if you do it for here so I really wish if you can do it for here please

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      Thank you so much for that suggestion Sara!

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  • Rachel
    December 12, 2020

    Hi!
    I don’t have beef stock. Could I use vegetable or chicken stock instead?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      Hi Rachel, they would work but we found beef stock makes for the best flavor.

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  • Jean
    December 12, 2020

    Love your recipes. To stop the onions from making you cry, place a metal spoon in your mouth. You need to do this before you start cutting the onions, not just from when they start to bother you. Also, if you are looking down when cutting the onions, you need to make sure that the spoon is still horizontal and sticking out and not down at a vertical angle. The vapors from the onion reacts with the metal which neutralizes them, but the spoon literally has to be in the pathway of the rising vapors to interact with them.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2020

      That’s so interesting! Thank you for sharing that with me, Jean!

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  • Greg
    December 11, 2020

    Hi Natasha, Merry Christmas! I love your onion soup recipe. Especially the crusty bread crouton. OMGoodness, I actually like to throw in the whole onion skins and fish them out just before serving for extra deep flavor and color. Next cold day, we’re having onion soup. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Greg! Merry Christmas!

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  • Malak
    December 11, 2020

    Hi l love your recipe

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  • Kristyn
    December 11, 2020

    I’m not a fan of onions, but I LOVE this soup!! It is full of so much flavor!!

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    • Natasha
      December 11, 2020

      Hi Kristyn, I’m so glad to hear that. Isn’t it amazing how just a few ingredients make such a flavorful onion soup? It’s a favorite of mine also.

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  • Stephanie
    December 11, 2020

    This is hand down my favorite soup recipe. Absolutely amazing!

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    • Natasha
      December 11, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear that you loved the recipe! Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • Shelley
    December 11, 2020

    Absolutely gorgeous! This is such a beloved classic – and your post has such great tips to make sure I can get it exactly right (like the brilliant suggestion that the cheesy toasts can be made separately if I don’t have broiler-safe bowls) – thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2020

      I’m glad you find my tips so useful. Thanks for your great comments and feedback, Shelley!

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  • Judy
    December 11, 2020

    Hi natasha I want to try your onion soup but there is a problem that I don’t drink wine and also I don’t have dry vermouth in my country so what is the substitution for it

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  • Ava M
    December 11, 2020

    Cant wait to try this! Could I use purple onions instead I finished my batch of white onions making guac!

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    • Natasha
      December 11, 2020

      Hi Ava, please see the section above on what onions are best for making French Onion soup – Purple onions are not the best choice.

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