Cheesy French Onion Soup is a delicious blend of caramelized onions, herbs, toasted garlic bread, and lots of melty cheese.
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A pot of French Onion Soup simmering on the stove fills your home with its rich aroma. It is so enticing you'll find it hard to resist sneaking little sips here and there. This is comfort food for sure that hits the spot and warms the soul!
There is just something so comforting about a hot and delicious bowl of soup. It warms you through and through from the first sip, and has a way of making you feel content.
Soup is too good not to share, so whenever I make a big pot I always package some up to take to family or friends. Especially if someone is feeling down or going through a challenging time, sharing some soup is a great way to show how much you care. It is an easy and satisfying meal to just reheat and eat, and it gives you that comforted feeling of warmth and contentment.
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Cheesy French Onion Soup Recipe #SundaySupper
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 large red onions, thinly sliced
- 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
- 6 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons beef base such as Better Than Bouillon
- 1/2 cup Gallo Cabernet Sauvignon Wine
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 sprigs fresh parsley
- 1 sprig fresh thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- french bread
- 2 tablespoons softened, unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic
- Gruyere Cheese
- Shredded Asiago Cheese
- In a large stock pot over mid-high heat, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and all the thinly sliced onions. I used my food processor to slice my onions. It is very quick and easy. A Mandolin would work well too or you can slice them by hand with a sharp knife. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the onions for about 30-40 minutes until nicely caramelized. Be sure to stir them often and reduce the heat further if needed to avoid scorching.
- When the onions are nicely caramelized, add 6 cups water and 2 tablespoons beef base to the pot. Stir well to combine. Add in 1/2 cup Gallo Cabernet Sauvignon Wine and enjoy the wonderful aroma! Add 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce too. Toss in 2 sprigs of fresh parsley, 1 sprig of fresh thyme, and 1 bay leaf. For ease in removing the herbs later, I suggest bundling them with kitchen twine. Simmer the soup mixture over medium heat for about 30 minutes. Give it a stir every so often. This is where you'll be tempted to take a little taste test
- After about 30 minutes of simmering, remove and discard the herbs. Add in 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and give it a taste. Add salt and freshly ground pepper as needed. Cover and keep warm over low heat.
- Turn oven broiler on high. Slice the french bread into thick slices that will fit in your serving dish. Mix up some garlic butter by combining 2 tablespoons softened butter with 1 teaspoon minced garlic and a pinch of salt. Spread this mixture on one side of the bread slices. Arrange the bread slices, butter side up, on a foil lined baking sheet and place under the broiler until nicely toasted. Remember to leave your oven door ajar while broiling and watch the bread closely so it doesn't burn.
- To serve, fill oven safe bowls with soup about 3/4 full and top each bowl with 1 slice of toasted garlic bread, 2 slices of Gruyere Cheese and 1/4 cup of Asiago Cheese. Place bowls on a baking sheet and place the baking sheet under the broiler to melt the cheese. Sprinkle with paprika and enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Total time: 55 mins.
Tags: Cheese, French Onion Soup, Caramelized Onions, #SundaySupper, Gallo Family Vineyards, Wine, Comfort Food, Comforting, Giving, Herbs
Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com French Onion Soup Gratinee
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