This French Onion Soup Recipe is the perfect appetizer for two! A flavorful beef and onion broth is topped with baguette, parmesan, and gooey swiss cheese!
I’ve had a serious love for French Onion Soup for as long as I can remember. I went to college in the same city I grew up in. Because of that, I’d often go out to lunch with my parents and roommate (hi Cyd 👋 ). My restaurant of choice? Granite City.
Because they have the BEST french onion soup.
And maybe because Cold Stone was right next door . . .
. . .
Either way, I was immediately hooked, but funnily enough I actually haven’t had french onion soup in yeeeears! Well, as you guys know, when a craving hits, I take action.
Plus, Valentine’s Day is less than 2 weeks away, and I wanted to give you guys a nice little appetizer for two to go with those ahhhh-mazing Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes and Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita.
So here you go, a French Onion Soup Recipe for Two. Perfect as a little pre-dinner appetizer that will surely satisfy. Just picture it, slow cooked onions, a little vino <– whaaat?, yummy spices, some baguette, and of course, plenty of . . .
Did you see that cute little video up there 👆?! I hope you guys are liking them, because we’re having a blast making them. 🙂
You know the part where Trevor picks out the bay leaf and adds in balsamic, salt, and pepper?
Yeah, well, we had to film that part 3 separate times.
The first time : the camera wasn’t turned on. Oops.
The second time : the camera wasn’t turned on. Seriously? Seriously. 😉
The third time : Well, that’s why they say third time’s the charm!
Oh well. As you can see, this recipe is crazy easy to make. And not only is this french onion soup crazy easy, it’s also ridiculously delicious. Easy and delicious? Those are my favorite recipes.
Especially for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day should be about making easy and delicious food with your loved one. Nothing too complicated. Amiright?
This french onion soup definitely fits the bill.
While it does take a little time to cook, it’s very low maintenance.
The first step is just caramelizing some onions in a little butter with salt and sugar. SO easy, but SO tasty. I mean, nothing smells better than onions and butter cooking.
The next step is mixing in broth, wine, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and a bay leaf into the pot. Bring this to a simmer and let cook low and slow for about 20 minutes.
After that, all you need to do is serve it up into two oven safe bowls, sprinkle with a little parm, top with a slice of baguette, and cover the whole thing in swiss cheese.
Broil it up until nice and bubbly and you’ve got yourself the BEST appetizer.
A comforting, cozy, easy french onion soup that’s packed with flavor and loaded with gooey cheese?
Soup or salad as a pre-meal appetizer? Show me the yummy!
French Onion Soup Recipe
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 large yellow onions halved and thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 4 cups beef broth**
- 2 tablespoons white wine
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup shredded parmesan divided
- 2 baguette slices toasted
- 4 slices swiss cheese
- Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.
- Stir in onions, salt, and sugar. Cook 35 minutes, over medium/medium low, stirring frequently, until onions are caramelized.
- Mix beef broth, white wine, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and bay leaf into pot.
- Simmer over medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove and discard the bay leaf.
- Mix in vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
- Place oven safe soup bowls on a rimmed baking sheet. Fill bowls with soup. Top each bowl evenly with parmesan, bread, and swiss cheese.
- Broil until bubbly.
- Serve immediately!
*Note: Nutritional information is estimated and varies based on products used.