Our Favorite French Onion Soup
Our Favorite French Onion Soup
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Buy the best beef broth you can, or better yet, make your own for a rich, full-flavored soup. And if you don't have ovenproof bowls or ramekins for the soup, don't worry—you can just top your soup with melty cheese toasts.

    Ingredients

    • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 3 pounds Vidalia onions (about 4 medium), halved lengthwise, peeled, and thinly sliced
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
    • 6 cups homemade beef broth or store-bought low-sodium beef broth
    • 10 sprigs thyme
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 baguette
    • 1 garlic clove, cut in half lengthwise
    • 2 teaspoons sherry, preferably Fino or Manzanilla
    • 4 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
    • kitchen twine, six 8-ounce or four 16-ounce oven-safe ramekins or bowls (optional)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 472 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 27 g 41.11%
    • Saturated Fat: 14 g 67.63%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 67 mg 22.22%
    • Sodium: 801 mg 33.37%
    • Calcium: 325 mg 32.5%
    • Potassium: 1092 mg 31.21%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 30.18%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 39 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 9 g 36.73%
    • Sugar: 14 g
    • Protein: 11 g
    • Alcohol: 10 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 81.56%
    • Vitamin C 108.95%
    • Vitamin D 0.3%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables6
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol1
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total4 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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