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French Onion Soup, Slow Cooker Style
Cook Time
10 mins
Pull that slow cooker out of the cabinet and put it to work with this delicious French Onion Soup. Make meltingly sweet (hands-off) caramelized onions and add grated cheese to the final dish for a great take on this well-loved classic.
Course: Soups
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6 serving
Calories: 185 kcal
  • 8 cups sliced onions 6-7 large onions or 3 lbs
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup dry fino sherry
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 3 cups low sodium beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  1. Combine onions, butter, and salt in a slow cooker.Cook on high for 8-10 hours on low or until onions are well browned.Add sherry and stir to combine.Continue to cook on high with lid off for 10-15 minutes to evaporate alcohol.Add herbs, both stocks, and sugar to onions, combine well, and cook, covered, on high, for 2-3 hours to marry flavors. Discard herbs. Stir in sugar, soy sauce, and black pepper. Soup may be made up to 3 days before serving.
Recipe Notes

Serve this soup with optional grated mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts
French Onion Soup, Slow Cooker Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 2657mg 111%
Potassium 705mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 12g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Vitamin C 21.7%
Calcium 11.7%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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