French Onion Soup Sharing my mom's French Onion Soup recipe, yum! 4-6 Vidalia Onions Chicken Stock Artisan Bread Butter Olive Oil Gruyere Cheese Salt and Pepper

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup #ABRecipes

French Onion Soup

Who doesn’t like French Onion Soup, I remember cooking this soup with my mother and complaining to her about the tearing when cutting so many onions. These memories warm my heart, it was great cooking with my mom when I was a teenager and sharing with her in the kitchen. My mom’s idea of interpreting  her favorite restaurant’s onion soup and try to make it at home was a total success her version for me is my favorite and that is why today I want to share with you this traditional recipe that is comforting and a great way to start a fabulous meal, let’s cook!

Ingredients for making French Onion Soup #ABRecipes

Ingredients for making French Onion Soup


  • 5 vidalia onions cut in rounds
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of chicken bouillon paste
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 5 cups of chicken stock (can replace with beef or vegetable stock if desired)
  • 1 loaf of artisan bread with roasted Vidalia onions and Gruyere cheese
  • 8 slices of Gruyere cheese

Preparation time: 1 hour. Serves 4-6 soup bowls. Cost per serving is less than $1.50 dollars depending on the price of the ingredients at your local supermarket. You will need a chopping block, a chef’s knife, a bread knife, a soup pan, measuring cups and spoons, a ladle and serving bowls preferably those that can be used for baking in the oven or ramekins.

Cutting the Onions for the French Onion Soup #ABRecipes

You can place the onions in the freezer before cutting for few minutes to avoid the tearing!

To prepare the french onion soup start by cleaning the vidalia onions and cutting those in rounds. Then in the soup pan add the olive oil and the butter and fry the onions until golden brown. The trick to getting golden brown onions is to avoid moving them a lot just  let them caramelized at a medium flame and be patient.

Browning the onions to prepare french onion soup #ABRecipes

Browning the onions for french onion soup, be patient when cooking them.

When the onions are golden brown then add the chicken bouillon, the salt and the black pepper and combine. Then add the chicken stock and let the french onion soup simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

Sliced artisan bread and Gruyere cheese slices for the French Onion Soup #ABRecipes

Sliced artisan bread and Gruyere cheese slices for the French Onion Soup

Last weekend when I was visiting my farmers market I found this delicious artisan bread with roasted vidalia onions and Gruyere crafted with the traditional French baking techniques; if you cannot find such a bread in your local market then use a baguette. Cut the bread loaf in slices and place in each slice half of a slice of Gruyere cheese and toast inside the oven.

French Onion Soup and artisan bread toast #ABRecipes

French Onion Soup and artisan bread toast with melted Gruyere cheese

To serving suggestion is to serve the french onion soup in a bowl and garnish with the toasted bread and two more slices of cheese and then place inside the oven to get a gratin. Serve hot and enjoy with additional bread toasts and a cup of Shiraz or a red wine. You can pair this french onion soup with a pear salad and make it a full meal.


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  • Maria Machuca

    Me parece una receta sencilla. Voy a ver si me animo a intentarla.

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Maria sin duda es una sopa muy sencilla si hace la receta de mi mama me avisas que tal te gusto, saludos!

  • Sylvia

    I have 2 bags of Vidalia onions on my counter and I’ve been thinking about using some of them to make French onion soup. After seeing your recipe and beautiful pictures, I think it’s going to happen. Just have to get my cheese and bread.

  • Karina Fernández

    Today is the perfect day for this soup, it´s rainy and cold. Thanks for the recipe.

    • Adriana Martin

      Thanks Karina!

  • mena & taty

    I would have eaten all the onions before even moving to the next step lol

    • Adriana Martin

      You bet those caramelized onions are to die for! =)

  • Adriana Hogar-Mujer

    OMG hace años que no pruebo onion soup, que delicia y con ese pancito tostado con queso, estoy babeando jeje.

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Adriana

  • BohemianBabushka

    Sooooo making this one!!! Haven’t had onion soup in years, NOW I have a recipe I know will be delicioso! Gracias.

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias BB!

  • Veronica Cervera

    Oh, yo lloro todo lo que sea necesario para probar esta sopa. Y ese pan que le has puesto que rico se ve. ¡Feliz domingo!

    • Adriana Martin

      Sale deliciosa Veronica!

  • Mamá XXI

    Se ve deliciosa, voy a ver que ingredientes me falta ¡justo para estos días fríos aquí en NYC!

    • Adriana Martin

      Muy apropiada, gracias Romina!

  • ChecaLAmovie

    Gracias por pasarnos la receta.. Te cuento que curiosamente no me gusta la cebolla cruda en nada.. Pero la sopa de cebolla si me fascina.. Que curioso.. No se ha que se deba.. Pero el punto principal es que quería la receta desde hace tiempo… así que gracias por compartirla.

    • Adriana Martin

      Pues esta sopa es riquisima si la haces me avisas, saludos Tere!

  • diana rodriguez

    Que rica es la sopa de cebolla… Gracias por compartirla!

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Diana!

  • Reina

    Se me hace agua la boca, se ve maravillosa, tengo que intentar hacerla lo más pronto, gracias por la receta amiga, un abrazo :)

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Reina!