Blue Cheese French Onion Soup

Ingredients (10)

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced white onions
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey (such as Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey)
  • 1 quart clear brown chicken stock (high quality commercial or handmade)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ loaf white bread or French bread
  • 1 garlic bulb, cut across the grain
  • Olive oil, to drizzle
  • 1 cup Roquefort cheese, crumbled
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories289
  • Fat13.48g
  • Saturated fat5.0g
  • Trans fat0.23g
  • Carbs26.53g
  • Fiber1.98g
  • Sugar5.38g
  • Protein12.81g
  • Cholesterol24.01mg
  • Sodium576.48mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (6 servings) Powered by

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Blue Cheese French Onion Soup

French onion soup is a comfort food classic, but this twist on the traditional version (courtesy of Princess Cruises) may be even better. Instead of gruyere, the broiled toast topper is covered in melted blue cheese, and a splash of whiskey replaces the usual sherry in the caramelized onion and broth base.

Read more about why blue cheese French onion soup works so well, and check out some other cozy soup recipes too.

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  1. 1Sauté the onions in olive oil over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until browned, being careful not to burn them. Add the thyme and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  2. 2Add the whiskey. If the mixture doesn’t ignite from the stove, light it carefully with a match and let the alcohol burn off.
  3. 3Add the stock and simmer for one hour over moderate heat, allowing the onions to stew and release their natural sugars and flavor. About 15 minutes before soup is finished preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into ovenproof bowls or crocks.
  4. 4Cut the bread into rings sized to fit the ovenproof bowls or crocks and rub the cut garlic bulb across the bread. Place the rings into baking sheets, drizzle with olive oil and bake in the oven until crisp and golden brown.
  5. 5Preheat the broiler. Top each soup portion with a round of roasted bread and a thick layer of Roquefort cheese. Place in the broiler until the cheese is melted and lightly browned and serve immediately.

Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises.

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