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French Onion Soup

Photo of French Onion Soup in a bowl
Photo attribution: Javier Briones
Ready In: 35 minutes
Serves: 8
Low Added Sugar

Pair this soup with a hearty salad to warm up on a cool day.

What you'll need

Sharp knife
Measuring cups
Can opener
4 quart saucepan with lid
4 oven-safe bowls
Baking sheet (optional)


Serves 8
1/4 cup Butter
3 Onions thinly sliced
1 teaspoon White Sugar
1 tablespoon All-purpose Flour
2 1/2 cups Water
1/2 cup Red Wine
10 1/2 fluid ounces Condensed Beef Broth canned
1 French Baguette
8 ounces Swiss Cheese sliced



Step 1 picture
Melt butter in a 4 quart saucepan. Stir in sugar. Cook onions over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.


Step 2 picture
Stir in flour until well blended with the onions and pan juices. Add water, wine, and beef broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover soup, and simmer for 10 minutes.


Step 3 picture
Cut four 1-inch thick slices of bread from the loaf. Toast the bread slices at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) just until browned, about 10 minutes. Reserve the remaining bread to serve with the soup.


Step 4 picture
Ladle soup into four 12 ounce, oven-safe bowls. Place 1 slice toasted bread on top of the soup in each bowl.


Step 5 picture
Fold Swiss cheese slices, and fit onto toasted bread slices. Place soup bowls on a baking sheet for easier handling.


Step 6 picture
Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 10 minutes, or just until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.00 cup

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.5 g19%
Saturated Fat 9 g45%
Sodium 291 mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 27.3 g10%
Dietary Fiber 3.4 g12%
Protein 12.8 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: