The BEST Healthier French Onion Soup Recipe

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The BEST Healthier French Onion Soup Recipe made with just a few simple ingredients. 

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins

Yield: Serves 2


  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced into thin rounds and then halved
  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 3 cloves or garlic, minced
  • Red wine (about 1/2 cup or so!)
  • 32 ounces chicken or beef broth (or use veggie for vegetarian)
  • Pinch of thyme
  • 1 bay leave
  • 2 small slices of bread/baguette
  • 2 slices gruyere cheese
  • 12 tablespoons parmesan cheese


  1. Grease a large pot with a little oil then add the onions and begin to cook over medium heat
  2. Let them cook for about 10 minutes or so, until they caramelize
  3. Add in garlic and mix and let it cook for another 10 minutes or so and lower the heat as it cooks
  4. Add in the red wine to deglaze the bottom of the pan (you may need more than 1/2 cup)
  5. Next add in broth you are using and bring to a boil then simmer and cook for another 30 minutes or so until soup thickens
  6. Spoon the soup into 2 small ramekins and add a slice of bread to each followed by cheese and broil in oven for a couple minutes or until the cheese boils
  7. Enjoy immediately!


*Store leftovers in fridge but I recommend enjoying when you make! Or make soup ahead of time then add in bread and cheese before eating.

  • Author: Rachel