French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

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French onion soup is a classic soup dish which is perfect all year round. This easy to follow French onion soup recipe feeds up to four people and is cooked in under 45 minutes.

  • Recipe serves:4
  • Preparation time10 min
  • Cooking time35 min


  • 1 tablespoon Flora Buttery Spread
  • 3 onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry (optional)
  • 3 cups (750mL) hot water
  • 1 Continental Salt Reduced Stock Pot Beef
  • 4 slices baguette lightly toasted
  • 90g Gruyere cheese, grated


  • Melt Flora Buttery Spread in heavy frying pan over a medium heat; cook onions, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes, or until golden.
  • Add garlic and thyme, stirring, for a further 10 minutes, or until onions are well browned and very tender, deglaze with sherry.
  • Add hot water and Stock Pot, scraping any brown bits from the base of the pan. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  • Arrange four small soup bowls on a baking tray. Ladle soup into bowls, then top with a slice of bread topped with cheese. Place tray under a preheated grill for 1 minute, or until cheese is golden.
  • Hint: Be very careful not to burn the onions, as this will make the soup bitter.