Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 0 mins

I won't kid you...this is not the time-consuming, tried and true method for preparing this French classic. However, it is great in a pinch, and will fool your guests into thinking you spent much longer in the kitchen than you did!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saucepan, cook onions in butter until onions are tender. Add broth, water and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to boil. Simmer, covered, 25 minutes.
  2. Spoon into 4 ovenproof bowls. Place piece of French bread in each bowl. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Top with cheese slice. Broil until cheese melts.
Most Helpful

really nice, I made it to use as a base for a casserole, but then i liked it so much i ate it

5 5

Jackie, this may not be time consuming and complicated, but it is better than any other French onion soup I've ever made! I had to make some changes based on what I had, but nothing major. I used 4 cups of water and 5 beef bouillon cubes as the base, and I added about 1/4 cup of white wine. I think the butter is the key! It was fabulous!

5 5

This was really simple and tasty. I made it as directed except that I halved the recipe. Thanks Jackie for a great comfort soup. Made for 123 Tag.