Nothing brings comfort like a warm bowl of soup, but French Onion has to be near the top of the charts for me! Onions, melted cheese and bread all in one dish….spells AMAZING if you ask me!
This recipe is quite simple to make, but you may have to plan ahead to have all the ingredients on hand. I had bought a bottle of Marsala wine to make Chicken Marsala quite a while back….lucky for me it keeps well in the fridge, so it’s there when I am craving this yummy recipe.
- 2 to 3 onions, sliced (I love them, so usually use 3 large onions!!)
- 1/4 cup butter (or margarine in a pinch)
- 3 cubes or teaspoons of chicken bouillon
- 3 1/2 cubes or teaspoons of beef bouillon
- dash of pepper
- 4 cups of water
- 1/2 cup Marsala wine
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 4 to 6 slices of French bread, toasted (You can also use toasted bagels, baguette or even croutons) *I prefer to break my bread into bite sized pieces.
- Grated Parmesan cheese – Parmigiano Reggiano is my go to for sure!!!
- Grated Mozzarella
In a large saucepan, sauté onions in butter until tender. Add bouillon, pepper, water, wine and Worcestershire Sauce. Simmer, covered for 20 to 30 minutes.
Place bread slice or bite sized pieces (your choice) into individual oven proof serving bowls. Fill each bowl with soup. Sprinkle with a combination of the cheeses. Set under the broiler to melt and brown the cheese.
This recipe makes 3 traditional onion soup bowls full to the brim with about 1/2 bowl left over. I suggest doubling the recipe if you are cooking for more than 3 people, but it’s the perfect size if you are cooking for two!!! My kids aren’t big fans of onion soup (still can’t figure that out), so I generally just make one recipe for Tim and I.