French Onion Soup with Cheesy Toast

Traditionally the soup is topped with loads of cheese and bread, but in this slimmed-down version, the cheesy bread is served on the side.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 9 hoursDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 4 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1⁄2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1⁄2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1⁄2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 quarts beef stock
  • 4 thin slices Italian bread
  • 4 tsp. shredded Swiss cheese


  • Place the onions, butter, oil, sugar, and flour into a 4-quart slow cooker. Cook on high for 40 minutes. Add the stock and reduce to low. Cook for 8 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Sprinkle each slice of bread with 1 teaspoon Swiss cheese and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve toast alongside a bowl of soup.