DIY: French Onion Soup

We fell in love about a year ago in Paris…soupe à l’oignon et moi.

French Onion Soup (in festive Parisian-inspired bowl)

After non-stop indulgence during my semester abroad, I returned to the U.S. finding few places that could do it up like the French did. As it’s beginning to turn cold and soup season is emerging, I decided to take this withdrawal of good French onion soup into my own hands. Julia Child may not approve of where I got my hands on the elementary recipe, but she’d most definitely be pleased with the taste.

I made French onion soup and now, so can you. With 4 ingredients. (From The Healthy College Cookbook).


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until they are deep brown (12-15 minutes).
  • Add the broth and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve hot.
*For a little extra noms, toast a slice of French bread and top with melted Gruyere cheese. Put the slice in the bowl and pour soup over. Sprinkle extra Gruyere on top of soup.

French Onion Soup before serving

Bon Appetit!

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