Cheesy French Onion Soup

Cheesy French Onion Soup


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This classic soup is topped with layers of provolone, Swiss and Parmesan. You can serve it as an appetizer or a main dish!

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Time needed

15 min preparation + 50 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • ½ C. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 C. white onion, sliced
  • 4 (10.5 oz.) cans beef broth
  • 2 tbs. dry sherry
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices French bread
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • ¼ C. Parmesan cheese, grated

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In an 8-quart stock pot, combine butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in broth, sherry, thyme, salt and ground pepper. Simmer mixture for 30 minutes.

Warm oven broiler.

Ladle soup into oven-safe serving bowls. Add one bread slice, one provolone slice, ½ Swiss cheese slice and 1 tbs. Parmesan to each serving bowl. Arrange bowls on a large baking sheet. Broil for 2 minutes or until cheese is well browned. Serve warm.

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