French Onion Soup

Waking up to 20 degree weather and frost on the ground definitely made it clear that it was time to make a big pot of soup. This time I decided to be adventurous and came up with my own recipe for french onion soup. Let me just let you know that I have NEVER had french onion soup before, so this could have been a total fail. I didn't want to smell the soup simmering on the stove all day since I am not an onion fan. So I decided to dig deep into my cabinet to get the big old (literally) crock pot out.









French Onion Soup
2 pts. per one cup of soup. Bread and cheese is extra.
mine with bread and cheese was 3.5 pts
Ingredients
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
1-2 onions cut finely
1 box of beef stock
1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix
2 cups water
Bread of your choice (I used sandwich thins)
reduced fat provolone cheese

Directions
1. In a crock pot place butter, olive oil, onions, beef stock, water and onion soup mix. I cooked mine on low for ten hours.
2. When you are ready to eat butter your bread(on both sides) and place it in the oven on broil. Flip when one side is crisp. You definitely want both sides of your bread crisp.
3. In a soup crock (bowl, mug or whatever you want) place some soup *NOTE I strained out a lot of the onions first because I don't like them*
4. Place the bread into your dish and your cheese on top. Place in the oven on broil until cheese is bubbly.

45 comments :

  1. Looks fancy and delicious to me- YUM!! :)
    My fav soup is... oh I have so many... hot & sour soup from my local Chinese place!

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  2. I love french onion soup. That looks so delicious with the cheese on top. Perfect for a cool fall day.

    Happy Tuesday!

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  3. thanks for visiting my blog! your blog looks great too and this soup...yummy! Gonna have to make it soon, as my family LOVES french onion soup!!!

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  4. Looks beautiful with all that melty deliciousness on top. I have never made french onion soup- but I've been looking for a good veg version. I could totally make this with veggie broth- thanks girl!

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  5. I've never tried making French Onion soup before but this seems simple! Thanks for the recipe!!

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  6. Balazs and I love soups and we eat them all the time..I am so in a mood for this onion soup right now:) Last night I made great veggy soup...but my favourite is cream-garlic:)
    Kisses,sweetie
    Have a great Tuesday

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  7. ohhhh that sounds so good right now!

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  8. yummm! this looks so good! I might have to try it sans cheese!!

    XOXO

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  9. I love onions and I love this soup but for some reason - I'm deathly afraid of trying it myself - it seems complicated or something - until now! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Thanks so much for saying hi... I'm still so new at the bloggin' thang so I really appreciate your comment!

    I'm also appreciative because it led me to this soup... I'd love to make a veggie version too!

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  11. Ooh, this is one of the simplest onion soup recipes I've seen in ages! I love putting Gruyere on mine and will have to try this Provolone cheese version. Mmmmmm...now you've made me so hungry! :)

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  12. looks delicious! ive never tried this :) im so curious.


    <3 dennica pearl
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  13. im a sucker for creamy soup. but i would totally eat this up! you made it look so fancy!

    Look whos fancy now! LOL.
    Your comments crack me up.
    I think you need to find me a husband and send him to NY. (it can happen) lol

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  14. That looks and sounds reallllly good!!! I am making tortilla soup tonight, and I will probably make this recipe sometime very soon!!

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  15. That looks amazing! French onion soup is one of my favorites, but I've never tried making it at home. Thanks for the recipe!

    xo
    Valerie

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  16. that looks like some delicious comfort food and your bowls are very cute

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  17. I dont even like french onion soup normally, but that looks amazing. The noon hour and food blogs is really making me drool.

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  18. Oh I love your soup bowls, so authentic French. French onion soups is really so good, I miss France!

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  19. OH, THAT LOOKS GOOD AND I LOVE THE OLD TIMEY CROCKPOT! CLASSIC

    ANNE
    WWW.ANNIEBAKES.NET

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  20. I've always wondered what was in french onion soup, I've never been brave enough to try it before, but it looks amazing!!!

    Jen
    http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

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  21. Oh dear, just had to wipe the keboard from drool! Love the shots of the whole process.

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  22. MMM! It's cold and rainy out. That would totally hit the spot!

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  23. MMMMMM! this looks so good for a hot diner! my mouth is wattering!

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  24. oh wow I didn't know it was that easy to make french onion soup! I need to try that this weekend!! I heart french onion soup :D

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  25. french onion is a total fave of mine and yours looks DE-LISH!! i can't believe that was your first time making it...PRO!

    i like french onion a potato cheese the best...a nice chicken broth with veggies would be a close third :)

    xoxo,
    c

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  26. That looks delicious! One of my favorites!

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  27. Lol at the fact that you're not an onion fan but made French Onion soup!

    My favorite soup is lobster bisque :-)

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  28. I've never had onion soup either, but I'm always wanting to try it!

    REBrown
    rekdbrown.blogspot.com

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  29. Never had french onion soup before?? That is just wrong! Yours looks delicious and I am sure it turned out fabulous. I need to get some of those little bowls so I can make my own :)

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  30. Yummy! I love a good french onion soup and this one looks tasty!

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  31. That looks AMAZING! I actually have French Onion soup on my menu for the week. :) I like any and every soup I think- love soup, especially this time of year!

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  32. French onion soup is my favorite! My friend and mom both made it least week and I snagged a bowl from each.

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  33. Mmmmmm looks like you did pretty well for your first attempt at FOS. The cheese is the best part, 'eh!?!

    My fave soup... hmmm.. tomato!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  34. oooh that looks good! :D

    good old cream of mushroom soup is my favorite. :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  35. Ooooh! French onion soup is my mom's favorite, and this looks so tasty!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  36. Oooh yum! This looks incredibly delish. Is this weight watchers? I remember my mum doing weightwatchers (she was skinny already) and she couldn't stop losing weight even after she reached her goal, it was crazy!

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  37. I love onion soup! I've never made it myself. I like it with lots of cheese... and that's where most restaurants get it wrong (they're seriously way too stingy with the cheese, dunno why).

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  38. I so much love French onion soup!!)))

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  39. Looks delicious! Do you know how many points it is?

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  40. I'd say this sounds pretty good! I love my crock pot for meals like that. My fave soup is minestrone!

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  41. Oooo! This looks so good! I MUST make this! :)

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  42. Mmmm, this looks like the perfect dinner for a chilly day. I trust it was yummy. Was it? :)

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  43. So glad you left a nice comment on my blog because I found yours. I am always looking for yummy recipes... especially easy crock pot ones. This French onion soup looks awesome. Thanks.

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