Crockpot French Onion Soup Recipe
French onion soup recipes are beautiful, no matter whether you make them on the stove or in the crockpot. Served with hot toast on top and melted cheese, this rich and flavorful soup makes a great appetizer. It is very simple to prepare and does not contain a great deal of different ingredients but you will love the finished flavor of this.
Another reason why crockpot appetizer recipes are great is that you can leave them alone to cook while you concentrate on getting the main course ready. Having lots of pots and pans simmering away on the stove is stressful and a slow cooker helps to take away some of the stress, making cooking more relaxing and fun. The flavors in French onion soup recipes combine perfectly in the crockpot and whether or not you have made French onion soup recipes on the stove or not, you really should try this French onion soup crockpot recipe, because it comes out really good.
The onions are so soft and all the flavors are combined well. For a touch of sophistication add some dry sherry or dry white wine to the mix before you start cooking it. That gives the soup a delicious undertone and features in many classic French onion soup recipes. This dish is tasty enough to be an appetizer at a dinner party and nobody needs to know you made it in the slow cooker. Let them think you were sweating over a hot stove all afternoon!
- 6 onions, chopped
- 7 ½ cups undiluted beef broth
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 ½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- ½ cup butter
- 10 slices toasted French bread
- Shredded mozzarella
- Shredded parmesan
- Sauté the onions in a skillet in the butter until they are tender but still crisp.
- Transfer them to a big crockpot, add the broth, Worcestershire sauce, and bay leaves.
- Cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours or until the onions are soft.
- Discard the bay leaf and top each serving of soup with hot toast and the shredded cheeses.
Crockpot soup recipes usually taste just like stovetop ones or often they taste even better. French onion soup recipes do especially well in the slow cooker because this soup traditionally has a long cooking time, in which the flavors blend and come together. In the traditional recipe for French onion soup, the onions are caramelized in butter for a long time, which makes them really tender and sweet. Cooking them in a crockpot has a similar effect and you will love the results of this crockpot French onion soup. It is a hearty, warming, and utterly satisfying soup, which is perfect for any occasion.
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