Let’s Go To France This Evening – Cook Your Way To The French Provence With This Onion Soup

I’ve seen celebrity chef Rachel Ray’s TV appearances when she travels and presents where you can eat what. I like her charming way of inspiring you to try any food and that is why I decided to try one of her recipes.

I also love France. It seems to me that this country is all about romance, being in love and good food. That is why I wanted to make a recipe that I associate with France the most – the onion soup.

Below see my intake on the Rachel Ray’s French onion soup. I made it the way my family likes it, but I kept the chef’s instructions. It’s a recipe that only needs a few ingredients, doesn’t need much initial preparation and has a delicate taste.

I hope you like it too.

Onion Soup Onion soup

Inspired by a recipe by Rachel Ray


  • 6-8 onions

  • 2-3 gloves garlic (put more if you love it)

  • 2-3tbsp olive oil

  • 1-2tbsp sugar
  • salt and pepper

  • 1-2tsp seasoning (everything, not each) – oregano, basil, thyme, parsley

  • 1.5l stock (vegetable or beef)

  • 1-2tbsp vinegar

  • 50gr butter (optional)

  • a little bit of grated cheddar cheese


  1. Put a pot over medium heat, add oil and butter (if using) and when it melts add the onion and garlic (thinly sliced), season with salt and pepper

  2. Add the other seasoning and cook in the pot, stirring frequently so not to burn the vegetables. 5 minutes before the onion is ready, add the sugar and caramelise it

  3. When the onion turns brown and is already soft (about 20-30minutes), add the stock and vinegar and boil the soup over a medim-low heat

  4. Pour the soup in bowls and serve sprinkled with grated cheddar

Serve with hot toasted bread!

If you want the taste of the soup to be richer and slightly sweeter, you can first bake the onions and garlic in the oven, transfer to a pot, add the seasoning and stock, cook for 10-15minutes!


  1. Shailie

    Great article!
    It reminds me the onion soup i savoured in france (lyon), which is the best onion soup i’ve ever tried! Your recipe is absolutely amazing and it seems not that hard to make ,so im willing to give it a try, hope it as good as the french one!

    Anyway, thanks for sharing!


    1. Ellie

      Hi Shailie, my recipe might not be as good as the original (after all I am not French haha), but I think the baked onions give more taste and make the soup extra delicious.

      Hope you like it.

      All the best


  2. Paula

    Hi there, I have read your recipe at a good time as I am thinking about what to make for dinner and your post popped up.
    I am going to try this onion soup, I can’t relate to it reminding me of France though as I have never been to France but I am willing to give it a try.

    1. Ellie

      Hi Paula. I usually don’t make a recipe, because it reminds me of a particular place. I prefer to remember the feelings and experences we’ve had when we ate something 🙂

      I love soup and because I try to offer different oneseach time, I decided to try an onion soup. I think it is a litle bit strong in taste and may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

      Have a yummy day!

  3. Ben

    I love French Onion Soup. Especially after a long day goes by without having anything to eat, which happens once in a while, a bowl of French onion soup with melted cheese is the only thing that I really like. If is delicious and fills you up.

    This recipe is useful – thanks!

    1. Ellie

      Thanks for the comments. As I said, onion soup has its specific taste, but when you add cheese everything becomes even more delicious. I like soups, because they are usually easy to prepare, but are a good and healthy meal.

      Have a great day. Cheers


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