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Cozy Up with French Onion Soup


There’s something magical about the first snowfall in Arkansas. The serene landscape outside sets the perfect backdrop for cozy moments indoors. As the snow blankets Arkansas, warming up with a bowl of French Onion Soup becomes a delightful way to embrace the winter chill. This easy and delicious 7-ingredient recipe brings comfort and fills your home with the inviting aroma of caramelized onions. It’s a budget-friendly option, and chances are, your pantry is stocked with everything you need, except perhaps the French bread.

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips

  • You need at least 30 to 40 minutes to get the best-caramelized onions for this soup. Cook them medium-low and stir frequently. They taste amazing when you cook with this method. The rest of the recipe goes super-fast.
  • You can use a 30-ounce container of beef broth or beef bouillon in boiled water.
  • Toast your bread while caramelizing the onions.
  • I also added a slice of Swiss cheese and chopped parsley to the top of the toasted bread.
  • This recipe calls for oven-safe bowls. If you aren’t sure if your bowls are oven-safe, I have a tip for you. I have some new bowls I wanted to use for this recipe, but there was no label letting me know they were oven-safe. So, rather than risking a mess in my oven, I came up with an easy solution. Place your toasted bread on a sheet pan and top with cheese. Heat under the broiler until the cheese is bubbly. Place the cheesy bread on top of your bowl of soup using a spatula.

French Onion Soup


  • 4 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 (10 1/2 ounce) cans beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4-5 slices French bread, toasted
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Sauté onion in butter in Dutch oven over medium heat until tender and caramelized, stirring frequently. Add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Ladle soup into individual ovenproof soup bowls. Top each with a slice of toasted French bread. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes to brown top.

Thank you to Dillon Richard for this amazing French Onion Soup. There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

Check out these cozy, warm-your-soul, delicious soup recipes…

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Enchilada Chili
Tomato Soup
White Bean Chicken Chili
Chicken Tortilla Soup

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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