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French Onion Soup Gratiné

Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 35 minsTotal Time1 hr 45 mins

Buttery and cheesy, this creamy soup is delicious hot out of the oven with layers of crisp cheese and bread.

 1 stick Salted Butter
 2 Large Yellow Onions - Thin sliced
 2 Large Sweet Onions - Thin sliced
 1 tsp salt
 6 cups Water
 1 cup Red Wine
 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
 1 tbsp Dried Parsley or 1 fresh sprig
 1 tbsp Dried Thyme or 1 fresh sprig
 1 tbsp Garlic Salt
 Salt and Black Pepper to Taste
 4 Toasted Thin Sliced pieces of French or Italian Bread - Bagel Crisps also work great. We also sub out croutons!
 4 Slices Provolone or Munster Cheese
 1 cup Asiago cheese shredded

In a large pot, over low-medium heat, melt butter, parsley, and slowly add in your onions and a teaspoon of salt. Stirring regularly, cook your onions for 35-45 minutes until they are soft and lightly browned.


Once your onions are soft and brown, gently stir in your 1/2 of your water, wine, Worcestershire sauce and balsamic. Add in your spices and simmer on low-medium heat for 35 minutes. Continue to slowly add more water as your broth starts to cook down. If you are using fresh herbs, bundle them together with twine or in a teabag. You will remove the herbs once you are done cooking. Salt and Pepper to taste.


Preheat your broiler. In broiler-safe crocks, fill each crock 2/3 full with your soup mixture, then add your toast or croutons. Top with cheese and broil for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. Serve immediately!