Parisian Elegance: French Onion Soup


Immerse yourself in the heart of Parisian cuisine with our Parisian Elegance: French Onion Soup. This classic dish is a symphony of flavors, featuring caramelized onions immersed in a rich, savory beef broth. Topped with a toasted slice of baguette and generously smothered with melted Gruyère cheese, this soup is not just a meal but an experience, evoking the charm and sophistication of a French bistro.

Parisian Elegance: French Onion Soup

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fat: 20g


  • Yellow onions, thinly sliced: 500 grams (4 large)
  • Beef broth: 1.5 liters (6 cups)
  • Baguette, sliced: 4 pieces
  • Gruyère cheese, grated: 200 grams (2 cups)
  • Butter: 50 grams (1/4 cup)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. In a large pot, melt butter and slowly caramelize the onions over low heat.
  2. Once golden and soft, add beef broth, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  3. Toast slices of baguette until golden brown.
  4. Ladle the soup into oven-safe crock bowls.
  5. Top each with a slice of toasted baguette and a generous amount of Gruyère cheese.
  6. Broil in the oven until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  7. Serve immediately and savor the depth of flavors.

Culinary Tips

  • For added depth, deglaze the pot with a splash of sherry or red wine after caramelizing the onions.
  • Use homemade beef broth for a richer taste.


Can I make this soup vegetarian?

Yes, use a hearty vegetable broth instead of beef broth.

How should I store leftovers?

Refrigerate the soup separately from the bread and cheese toppings for up to 3 days.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

While Gruyère is traditional, Swiss or Emmental cheese can be used as alternatives.

Our Parisian Elegance: French Onion Soup brings the essence of a cozy Parisian café right to your table. Whether it's a chilly evening or a special occasion, this soup is sure to warm your heart and delight your palate. Bon appétit! 🍲🧀🌿