I love this recipe because I fool guests into thinking I slaved away for hours in the kitchen

French onion soup, a beloved classic in many restaurants, is renowned for its rich flavor and comforting warmth. While traditionally a bit of a kitchen project, this slow cooker version simplifies the process without sacrificing taste. Set your ingredients, start the timer, and let the slow cooker do the heavy lifting.

The Slow Cooker Magic:

In the first few hours, the onions in the slow cooker transform, developing a rich, deep caramelized flavor. Then, with the addition of broth, sherry, and seasonings, the slow cooker works its magic, melding the flavors over the next hour. For that authentic touch of broiled cheese on the mug’s edge, just like in the restaurants, ladle the soup into ovenproof mugs, top with cheese and croutons, and broil to perfection.

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Recipe:
Total Time: 8 hours, 25 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes


4 large onions, sliced

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon sugar

2 quarts beef broth, no sodium added

¼ cup sherry

2 sprigs fresh thyme

1½ teaspoons salt

Pepper to taste

Sliced bread of choice (or croutons)

8 ounces Gruyere cheese, sliced (Swiss cheese is a suitable substitute)


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