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

French onion soup has charmed taste buds worldwide. While traditionally it demands a dedicated stovetop vigil, our slow cooker rendition simplifies the process without compromising the taste. Let the slow cooker do the magic as onions caramelize to perfection, followed by a symphony of broth, sherry, and seasonings. And for the final restaurant touch? Serve with melted cheese atop croutons, right from the comfort of home!

Recipe: Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours, 25 minutes


4 large onions, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon sugar

2 quarts no-sodium beef broth

¼ cup sherry

2 fresh thyme sprigs

1½ teaspoons salt

Pepper, as per liking

Sliced bread (or use croutons)

8 ounces Gruyere cheese, sliced (Swiss cheese is a good alternative)

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In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine onions, butter, sugar, and salt. Cook on high for 7 hours or until onions are tender and have a rich brown hue.

Introduce beef broth, sherry, thyme, and season with pepper. Mix well, cover, and let it simmer on high for another hour.

At serving time, float slices of bread or croutons atop the soup. Crown with slices of Gruyere cheese.

Optional: For a more molten cheese layer, cook an additional 15 minutes.

Indulge in this classic delight, made easier and just as flavorful with a slow cooker!

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