3 small white ramekins with cooked french onion soup on a wooden surface with shredded cheese and chunks of bread around them with sliced bread and a towel in the background

French Onion Soup

Kreacher's cooking vastly improves once Harry is nice to him, and this easy, delicious French Onion Soup is a testament to his good cooking.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword onions, soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 cups
Calories 475kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 48 oz beef broth
  • 2 tbsp cooking sherry
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 6 slices French bread
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese


  • In a large stockpot, over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil
  • Add the onions and stir continuously for about 5 minutes, until the onions are soft and translucent
  • Add the beef broth, cooking sherry, thyme, salt, and pepper
  • Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes
  • Carefully ladle the soup into serving dishes
  • Set the broiler to low
  • Top each soup with a full slice of bread, or cut the bread into chunks, whichever you prefer
  • Sprinkle the bread with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses
  • Broil for 3-5 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and starts to brown


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1655mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 2.9mg