French Farmhouse Onion Soup

Yield: 8 Servings

French Farmhouse Onion Soup Recipe by MorningStar Kitchen

8 Cups Finely Sliced Sweet Onions

1 1/2 Sticks Unsalted Butter

1 1/2 Tablespoons Country French Seasoning 

3/4 Teaspoon French Grey Salt

3/4 Teaspoon Ground Tellicherry Pepper

8 Cups Hot Water

3 Tablespoons Beef Bullion

3 Tablespoons Port Wine

3 Cups Grated Swiss

8 Toasted Baguette Croutons

Chopped Chives for Garnish

There are times when only a bowl of French Onion Soup will fill the bill – times like formal dinners when you and your guests are sitting around a candle lit table waiting to enjoy Rack of Lamb or Prime Rib. We love making this one just as much as we do our Roasted Farmhouse Onion Soup. What is important to us is that we are able to use simple sweet onions from our garden to enhance even the most elegant meal.


Melt butter in a large saucepan placed over medium heat. Once melted, add onions, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring frequently to prevent burning, until they are caramelized – about 45 minutes.


Add water, bullion, and seasoning blend to the onions. Mix well, reduce heat to medium low and for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. After 2 hours, add seasoning blend and wine. Reduce heat to low and cook for another 30 minutes. When done, test seasonings and add salt and pepper to taste.


Turn the oven on to broil.  Place soup in oven-safe serving bowls. Top each with a slice of baguette crouton, and sprinkle heavily with grated cheese. Place bowls on a baking sheet, cover with aluminum foil, and broil in oven for 5-6 minutes until cheese melts. Remove from oven, garnish with chives, and serve.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Country French 
Our Country French seasoning
blend is a must-have for every
Home Chef. Adapted from the traditional French bouquet garni, it is perfect when you want to create soups, stocks, and stews with a French flare. And it essential for dishes like Beef Burgundy, Osso Bucco, Carbonnade, Roasted Chicken, and more!
Country French Seasoning (a.k.a. Bouquet Garni) from MorningStar Kitchen
French Grey
Sea Salt
With its artisanal, Old World
appeal, French Grey sea salt is a
favorite of professional chefs. Hand harvested from mineral-rich salt beds, we believe this one is the perfect salt for accomplished Home Chefs as well.
French Grey Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
No Home Chef's kitchen is
complete without Tellicherry peppercorns, which are considered
the finest pepper in the world. Left on the vine longer than other black peppercorns, these berries are given time to develop their complex, robust flavor to develop more fully.
Tellicherry Peppercorn from MorningStar Kitchen