French Onion Soup with Port Wine Recipe

French Onion Soup with Port Wine Recipe

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How To Make French Onion Soup with Port Wine

This French onion soup is packed with caramelized onions in a beef broth base. It’s a flavourful dish served with croutons and a sprinkle of cheese on top!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 25 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



  • 3tbspbutter
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 6white onions,sliced into thin rings
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 1pinchsalt
  • tspground black pepper
  • 1tbspbrown sugar
  • 1tbspthyme,dried
  • cupport wine
  • 32ozbeef stock,(1 carton)
  • Salt and ground black pepper,to taste
  • 5slicesfrench bread
  • 5slicesswiss cheese
  • ¼cupParmagiano-Reggiano cheese,shredded


  1. In a large pot, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the onion slices and garlic to the pot; season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.

  2. Cook the onions in the oil mixture for about about 1 hour until caramelized, stirring every 10 minutes to keep from browning too quickly.

  3. Stir the brown sugar and thyme into the caramelized onions; allow the sugar to melt into the onion mixture for about 2 minutes.

  4. Pour the wine over the onions and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Continue simmering for 5 minutes.

  5. Add the beef stock and cook together for about 10 minutes. Season to taste with more salt and pepper, if desired.

  6. Preheat the oven’s broiler.

  7. Ladle the soup into 5 oven-safe crocks arranged onto a baking sheet. Top the soup with a slice of French bread; cover with a slice of Swiss cheese, and sprinkle with some of the Parmagiano-Reggiano cheese.

  8. Melt the cheese under the broiler for about 2 to 3 minutes.


  • Calories: 400.70kcal
  • Fat: 25.65g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.96g
  • Trans Fat: 0.36g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.44g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.22g
  • Fiber: 3.33g
  • Sugar: 10.51g
  • Protein: 15.78g
  • Cholesterol: 50.81mg
  • Sodium: 940.23mg
  • Calcium: 336.15mg
  • Potassium: 634.46mg
  • Iron: 1.62mg
  • Vitamin A: 138.89µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.06mg
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