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Close-up shot of a white bowl of onion soup with 2 cheesy slices of baguette
French Onion Soup without Wine
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins

French Onion Soup without Wine, absolutely delicious, with little prep and big on flavours. I might not have any alcohol in it, but the taste is definitely not compromised at all. The perfect comfort food for all ages, this soup works wonders in the cold season and not only.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: French
Keyword: comfort food for winter
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 246 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 5 onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 cups beef stock/broth
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 30 g butter (1/8 cup)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
To serve
  • 8 slices of baguette bread
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  1. Peel and slice the onions thinly.

  2. Melt the butter in a large pan, then add the oil.

  3. In goes the sliced onion.

  4. Sprinkle over the salt and sugar, place the lid on, and leave to cook on a low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Peel and chop the garlic, and add it to the onion.

  6. Continue to cook the onions and garlic without a lid until you get a deep golden brown (but not burnt) colour.

  7. Add the flour, give it a stir, then pour in the beef stock.

  8. Place the lid back on, and cook for a further 20 minutes. If you feel that the soup is too thick, add more broth.

  9. Arrange the baguette slices on a roasting tray, divide the grated cheese evenly, then grill/bake until the cheese is melted.

  10. Serve the soup hot with the cheesy baguette slices and optionally, with chopped spring onions.

Nutrition Facts
French Onion Soup without Wine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 1204mg50%
Potassium 674mg19%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 333IU7%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.