Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Not only is this Slow Cooker French Onion Soup easy to prepare, but it's also on the healthy side! Perfect for keeping my resolutions and still being able to enjoy my favorite comfort foods!

Come home to a warm and inviting dinner with this Slow Cooker French Onion Soup!

Not only is this Slow Cooker French Onion Soup easy to prepare, but it's also on the healthy side! Perfect for keeping my resolutions and still being able to enjoy my favorite comfort foods!

It has been nothing but rain clouds and dreary weather for the last several days.

I’m over it.

I want my sunshine back!

Not only is this Slow Cooker French Onion Soup easy to prepare, but it's also on the healthy side! Perfect for keeping my resolutions and still being able to enjoy my favorite comfort foods!

While I have no control over the clouds, I do have control over what I’m eating. And what I’m eating happens to be some delicious rainy-weather-comfort food.

Say hello to your new easy dinner BFF.

If you’re a fan of French Onion Soup, you’re going to love this easy crock pot version.

Not only is this Slow Cooker French Onion Soup easy to prepare, but it's also on the healthy side! Perfect for keeping my resolutions and still being able to enjoy my favorite comfort foods!

As with all delicious crock pot meals, just dump in the ingredients and come home to a warm dinner.

Start by tossing in some onions.

Ok, a lot of onions.

Not only is this Slow Cooker French Onion Soup easy to prepare, but it's also on the healthy side! Perfect for keeping my resolutions and still being able to enjoy my favorite comfort foods!

Let the onions cook all day until they’re a nice caramel color. The smell is simply amazing.

Once the onions are caramelized just toss in a little dry sherry, some beef and chicken broth, herbs and seasonings and then let it simmer a little longer.

Not only is this Slow Cooker French Onion Soup easy to prepare, but it's also on the healthy side! Perfect for keeping my resolutions and still being able to enjoy my favorite comfort foods!

I know technically French Onion Soup is usually served with a crusty piece of bread that’s been smothered in cheese, then broiled until gooey and downright irresistible… but since it’s January and I am still trying to hold on to some of my New Year’s Resolutions I decided to skip that part.

Not only is this Slow Cooker French Onion Soup easy to prepare, but it's also on the healthy side! Perfect for keeping my resolutions and still being able to enjoy my favorite comfort foods!

Instead I sprinkled a little bit of shredded parmesan cheese on top of the hot soup and added a tiny sprig of fresh thyme.

Not only is this Slow Cooker French Onion Soup easy to prepare, but it's also on the healthy side! Perfect for keeping my resolutions and still being able to enjoy my favorite comfort foods!

The heat from the soup melts the cheese so it’s going to satisfy that sinful craving, but all in all, this soup is still pretty dang healthy!

That’s a little ray of sunshine on those cloudy/rainy/snowy January days.

Not only is this Slow Cooker French Onion Soup easy to prepare, but it's also on the healthy side! Perfect for keeping my resolutions and still being able to enjoy my favorite comfort foods!

Of course you could always add a few garlic croutons to the top and a nice thick slice of gruyere cheese and pop that under the broiler right before enjoying.

Tomato – Tamahtoe

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Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

The best soup just got easier to make with this no-fuss crock pot recipe! Tender onions in a flavorful broth and a little cheese on top too! Recipe adapted from: Weight Watchers Magazine Jan/Feb 2015 edition

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. uncooked onions, sliced (about 6 to 7 large onions)
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry (cooking wine), optional
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 cups reduced sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 6 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine the onions, butter and salt in your slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, until the onions turn a caramel brown color. Add the dry sherry and garlic, stirring to combine. Keep the slow cooker on high, uncovered, to burn off any alcohol, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the broths, thyme, bay leaf and sugar. Cook, covered, on high for an additional 1 to 2 hours to let the flavors blend. Remove the thyme and bay leaf and stir in soy sauce and pepper.
  3. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and garnish with extra thyme. Enjoy!

Keywords: slow cooker, french, onion, soup, parmesan cheese

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About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
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  1. I made this as a starter for Easter dinner and it was a huge hit. Even with my kids (who do not like onions) just went to town. Awesome and simple recipe that I plan to make again. Thanks for sharing.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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