almost… French Onion Soup


2-2½ kg onions (peeled)
2½ litres of water
3 small (4g each) vegetable Maggi cubes
3 vegetable cubes (10g each)
30g unsalted butter for frying onions
1 whole garlic (peeled)
handful of fresh / frozen parsley
250g cheese – I used Red Leicester cheese (grated)
rainbow peppercorns
sea salt to taste
baguette bread (sliced)


Bring water to boil in a large pot. Place Maggi and vegetable cubes to the pot.
Add also half of the onions, cut into wedges, parsley and garlic to the pot.
Another half of the onions chop and fry on butter till golden, add to the pot.
Cook soup for about 45 minutes.
In meantime grill sliced baguette in the oven.
When soup is ready, blend it and serve to the plates.
Sprinkle with grated cheese and freshly ground peppercorns.

Serve with baguette slices on a side.

Serve 4-6 people.

Your thoughts…

  1. One of my favorites!

  2. It has been a while since I have made french onions soup. It is one of my favorites.

  3. Hi Margot, with all that onion, I hope it didn’t make you cry ;-)

    This recipe seems much quicker than the others I’ve seen. I should give it a try. Sometimes I like to transfer the soup into an oven proof bowl, cover the surface of the soup with cheese and put it under the grill. yummm!

  4. Almost? Why almost? :)

  5. sounds lovely. quite healthy too with all that onion.

  6. This a lovely recipe of onion soup!!! Gloria

  7. Hello Everyone,
    Thank you for all your comments.
    Cynthia, almost because I used British not French cheese! :D

  8. Hi Margot

    Nice touch with the cheese, but did it need the stock cubes? When I make onion soup I tend to just add water and seasoning. I’m sure it was delicious!


  9. David, I’m not sure…. I use cubes for almost all soups so I thought that this one need it too. I will try next time without cubes and I will let you know :)

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