How to Make Simple French Onion Soup
I catch my breath a bit when the reality of how many days left until Christmas hits me. Everything about this year has been on overdrive, like a car on the Autobahn. And for the first time ever, I am nowhere near done with my Christmas shopping. I’ve always been done, wrapping and ready for the holiday by now. But not this year.
And with the hectic-ness that naturally comes with the holidays (compounded by the last-minute nature of this year’s shopping), is making me look towards ways to make meals in our house speedier to prepare than ever.
Enter Progresso soup. My kids are huge, huge, huge soup fiends, so they are happy whenever I set down warm bowls in front of them. And I am happy that there are plenty of waist-friendly varieties.
My favorite? French Onion
But I will let you in on a little secret: when I make French Onion soup, it has to look like it came from a restaurant – crocks and all.
Here’s how to make restaurant-style French Onion soup with Progresso soup:
1. Heat the soup on the stove.
2. Ladle the soup into crocks or other single-serve oven-safe bowls. Top each with a slice of toasted French bread and a big sprinkling of Gruyere cheese.
3. Bake the soup for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. It helps to place the bowls on the cookie sheet for easier removal.
4. Let cool slightly before serving.
See how easy it is?Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.