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Watkins Fabulous French Onion Soup


  • 5 medium onions
  • 3 tbsp/45 mL butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 quartz/1.5 liters water
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL Watkins Beef Soup & Gravy Base
  • 1 tbsp/15 mL Watkins Onion Soup & Gravy Base
  • 1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Pure Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Organic Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp/1.2 mL Watkins Organic Thyme
  • 6 slices French bread
  • 1 cup/250 mL shredded cheese (Swiss or Cheddar)



Peel and thinly slice onions. Heat 3 tbsp/45 mL butter in a heavy 3-quart/liter saucepan over low heat; add onions and cook slowly. Stir until golden in color, about 10 minutes. Gradually add in water, soup bases, and seasonings. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, toast one side of the bread, under oven broiler, until golden brown. Butter untoasted side and sprinkle slices with 1/4 cup/60 mL cheese; broil until cheese is melted. To serve; spoon hot soup into oven-proof bowls or mugs; float French bread slices on top and sprinkle with remaining cheese, broil until cheese is bubbly and brown.


Total Time: 35 Minutes

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes


Yields: 4 Servings



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