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Homemade French Onion Soup is rich and flavorful and I could eat it every day. It’s amazing how little time is required for this delicious soup.

I was a picky eater as a child. Just the looks of a recipe made me say ‘No, thanks’.

I didn’t even have pizza until I was 15 and was shocked after my first bite. How could I have been passing up pizza all those years! Ah, the mind of a child.

The same went with onion soup. I mean, who would like that? Onion soup?!?

I was older than 15 but something made me order it one day. My guess is I liked a guy and he was ordering it. Enough about me 🙂  It was fantastic.

Fast forward to the homemade version. French Onion Soup takes a lot of work and time to prepare. There is nothing wrong with that but sometimes time isn’t on your side.

So a little less of this,  a little more of that, a tweak here and there and Voila!

One of the best and simplest homemade onion soups you can make. That is – Homemade French Onion Soup!

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The caramelized onion’s flavor mellows out just right to make a lovely soup. Just imagine cutting your spoon into a crusty chunk of bread that has soaked up a deep rich flavor of comfort food.

Save yourself at least an hour by making this recipe. Of course, rumor is that King Louis XV added champagne to his but I don’t have any champagne and the restaurants figured out that it was an extravagant whim anyway.

I guarantee you that if you try this recipe you will never go back. It’s plant-based too!

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Homemade French Onion Soup

Ginny McMeans

Homemade French Onion Soup is rich and flavorful and I could eat it every day.  It’s amazing how little time is required for this delicious soup.

5 from 3 votes

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Soup

Servings 4 Servings
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients

  

  • 3 pounds onion – large yellow onions
  • 3 tablespoons dairy free butter
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 bay leaf
  • French bread, for garnish
  • dairy-free mozzarella cheese, sliced for garnish

Instructions

 

  • Thinly slice the onions; you will have 5 to 6 cups.
  • In a large soup pot, over medium-low heat, melt the butter.
  • Add the onions and cook, stirring often, until limp and soft, about 20 minutes.
  • This makes the onions nice and sweet.
  • Turn up the heat to medium-high and cook the onions until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Do not burn.
  • Lower the heat to medium. Add the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable stock, water, salt, wine, mustard, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  • Adjust the heat to a high simmer and cook (with the lid off) for 30 more minutes.
  • Taste and season with more salt and pepper, if needed.
  • At this point you may refrigerate or freeze the soup; otherwise, ladle the soup into individual broiler-proof bowls.
  • Bean bowls with handles are great.
  • Lightly lay a slice of French bread on the top of the soup. Do not push the bread down into the soup.
  • (Alternatively, you can cut up more than one slice of bread and fit it into the bowl to cover the soup.)
  • Lay the sliced non dairy mozzarella cheese over the bread completely, to keep the bread from burning.
  • Put the bowl or bowls on a cookie sheet (two at a time for safety).
  • Turn on the broiler and slide your cookie sheet under the oven broiler, on the top shelf.
  • Watch carefully— do not walk away.
  • Take out the pan when the cheese has lightly turned to a dark golden shade here and there.

Notes

Originally published in Feb, 2013. Photos have been updated.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1412mgPotassium: 517mgFiber: 6gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 500IUVitamin C: 25.2mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 1.5mg

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Can You Freeze Homemade French Onion Soup?

Yes you Can! Not with the topping but the soup – yes!

Storing in the refrigerator:

Will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Freezing:

Let cool to room temperature. Freeze without the bread and cheese on top—just the basic soup.

Freeze in hard-sided freezer containers for up to 3 months.

To prepare after freezing, defrost in the refrigerator overnight because it is a pretty solid mass and will take longer to thaw.

Reheating:

Follow the directions above for heating through and adding the non dairy cheese.
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