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Mar102011

Four-cheese french onion soup

A friend recently asked me if I had any Dutch oven recipes to share on this website. I did not, so I searched for something delicious. This was my favorite of the list I pulled together. What could be more delicious than a cheesy French Onion Soup? Although I have not ordered French Onion Soup from a restaurant in ages, I have to say that this recipe was the best FOS I've had in a very long time. Perhaps even the best ever. It was DELICIOUS.

Did you know that with a Dutch oven you can go from stovetop to oven to table in one dish?! There's a reason this cooking vessel has been around for hundreds of years. I'm excited to try some different recipes with my versatile little pot!

In a Dutch oven, melt together:

1/3 cup butter, cubed

2 tablespoons olive oil

Add:

3 large onions, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon sugar

Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Stir frequently.

Sprinkle 1/4 cup all-purpose flour over the mixture.

Stir until blended.

Gradually stir in:

Two 32-oz. cartons beef broth

1 1/2 cups white wine

Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 additional minutes, while stirring occasionally.

Place 8 French bread slices (1/2-inch thick) on an ungreased baking sheet (use as many servings as there will be per sitting). Broil for 3-5 minutes on each side, 3-4 inches from the heat. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine:

1 1/3 cups shredded Swiss cheese

2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Ladle the soup into ovenproof bowls and top each with a piece of toasted bread. Sprinkle with the cheese mixture.

Place the bowls on a baking sheet and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is lightly golden.

Please go make this. And then invite me over.

Click here for a printable recipe!

French Onion Soup

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Reader Comments (9)

I want this and I want it now... wow - looks delicious!

03.10.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

now that onion soup looks delicious, I love the four cheeses but then again I love everything with cheese on.
Cheers
Dennis

03.10.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChef Dennis

Mmm perfect for the cold windy day I've been having! I may have to go with veg broth though. As a veg head I'm lenient towards meat broths when I go to restaurants because you never really know, or I just choose not to know if it means french onion soup... but I still can't work up the guts to make it that way on my own!

03.10.2011 | Unregistered Commentersweet road

Definitely going to make this over the weekend, looks wonderful!

03.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn D.

This looks like heaven in a bowl! French onion soup is my fave!

03.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

French onion soup is a classic and certainly comforting. This version looks very good! I recently just posted my recipe if you want to check it out.

03.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

This soup looks so good. If my husband sees it I'm in big, big trouble. He LOVES french onion soup
thanks for sharing this delicious recipe

I'm not so big on onions, but that does look amazing and so tempting to try :)

03.11.2011 | Unregistered CommenterFirefly

I made this tonight & it was amazing. Thank you for sharing!

03.3.2012 | Unregistered Commenteramdove

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