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Applebee’s French Onion Soup recipe

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Are you a fan of Applebee’s French Onion Soup? If you’re tired of going out to enjoy this delicious cuisine, why not bring that restaurant experience straight to your kitchen?

Applebee's french onion soup recipe
Applebee’s french onion soup recipe

In this article, we are going to share with you a delicious homemade Applebee’s French Onion Soup recipe that will tantalize your taste buds and warm your heart. No need to dine out – now you can enjoy this delicious delight in the comfort of your own home.

Homemade Applebee’s French Onion Soup Recipe

Love Applebee’s? Well, Applebee’s is a fun restaurant with a great variety of burgers, salads, sandwiches, and more. One of the famous appetizers or we can say starter of Applebee’s is their most famous Applebee’s French Onion Soup. This is why you’ll love going to Applebee’s.

But the good thing is that you can make this wonderful and mouth-watering French onion soup at home. You just have to keep a few main things in mind while making soup.
For example, onions are difficult to handle when making this soup. But it’s not hard, it just takes a little time and your patience to slow cook the onions to caramelize them, and you’ll get the consistency and texture of French onion soup, just like Applebee’s.

Applebee’s French Onion Soup Recipe

Making French onion soup at home is not difficult. Even if you are a beginner or professional, you can easily make soup for yourself and your family by following simple recipe steps. And you can enjoy this delicious and hot dish at home without going out. So, just gather the ingredients and let’s get started making this copycat Applebee’s French Onion Soup at home:

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Ingredients of Applebee’s French Onion Soup

4 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon beef base (optional)
8 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
4 slices of French bread
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Recipe Steps:

Take a large soup pot, and melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat.

Add thinly sliced onions and fry for about 10 minutes or until they become soft and golden brown.

Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes, until the onions are caramelized and dark brown.

Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add beef broth and beef base.

Add dried oregano, salt and pepper to the soup.

Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 30 to 40 minutes so that the flavors meld.

While the soup is simmering, preheat the broiler of your oven.

And fry the slices of French bread until they become golden brown on both sides.

Take an oven safe bowl and pour the soup into the bowl.

Applebee's french onion soup recipe
Applebee’s french onion soup recipe

Place a toasted slice of French bread on top of each bowl of soup.

Sprinkle shredded Swiss cheese and mozzarella cheese over the bread.

Place the bowl under the broiler until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 2-3 minutes.

Carefully remove the bowls from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.

Enjoy your homemade Applebee’s French Onion Soup!

Pro Tips:

For the soup, I would recommend using white onions, as they soften easily and make the soup caramelized.

The only tip to get the soup the right consistency is to be patient, as the onions will take time to cook and caramelize. That is the base of the soup.

Although the beef base is completely optional, you can use it to add some extra flavor to your soup.

Keep a close eye when you place the bowl of soup on the broiler, a little extra time or carelessness can burn the cheese, completely ruining the taste of the soup.

For ease, use oven-safe serving bowls to serve the soup directly after removing it from the oven.

Applebee’s French Onion Soup Recipe

Recipe by Zanib MughalCourse: SoupsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Calories

300

kcal

Make your favorite Applebee’s french onion soup at home, made with caramelized onions, beef broth and spices to make your soup more flavorful and mouthwatering!

Ingredients

  • 4 large yellow onions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon beef base (optional)

  • 8 cups beef broth

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 slices of French bread

  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Take a large soup pot, and melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add thinly sliced onions and fry for about 10 minutes or until they become soft and golden brown.
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes, until the onions are caramelized and dark brown.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add beef broth and beef base.
  • Add dried oregano, salt and pepper to the soup.
  • Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 30 to 40 minutes so that the flavors meld.
  • While the soup is simmering, preheat the broiler of your oven.
  • And fry the slices of French bread until they become golden brown on both sides.
  • Take an oven safe bowl and pour the soup into the bowl.
  • Place a toasted slice of French bread on top of each bowl of soup.
  • Sprinkle shredded Swiss cheese and mozzarella cheese over the bread.
  • Place the bowl under the broiler until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the bowls from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving.
  • Enjoy your homemade Applebee’s French Onion Soup!

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Applebee’s French Onion Soup Nutrition

The recipe of French Onion Soup makes four servings, and it contains 300 to 400 calories per serving. Following is a rough estimate of nutritional facts of Homemade Applebee’s French Onion Soup Recipe:

  • Calories: 300-400 calories per serving
  • Protein: 12-15 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 30-35 grams
  • Dietary Fiber: 2-3 grams
  • Sugars: 5-7 grams
  • Fat: 15-20 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 8-10 grams
  • Cholesterol: 35-45 milligrams
  • Sodium: 1200-1400 milligrams

Your Queries Got Answered

What’s in French Onion Soup?

French onion soup typically consists of caramelized onions, beef broth, seasonings (such as dried thyme, salt and pepper), toasted bread and melted cheese.

What goes best with French Onion Soup?

French onion soup goes well with slice of french bread topped with melted cheese. Additionally, you can use a mix of green complements to add the richness of french soup nicely.

What makes French Onion Soup French?

French onion soup is called French, because it is a popular dish in french cuisine for centuries.

What broth is French onion soup made from?

French Onion Soup is typically made from beef broth.

Is there garlic in French onion soup?

Traditional recipe of French onion soup does not include garlic, however, you can add minced garlic to enhance the flavor of french onion soup.

What type of onion is used in soup?

It is best to use white onion to make french onion soup, but if you are run out of white onion, you can use yellow onion for it.

Do you cook onions before soup?

yes, it is recommended to cook onions before adding them to soup, because caramelized onion helps to enhance the flavor of french onion soup.

Which onion is the sweetest?

The Vidalia onion is often considered the sweetest onion variety. However you can use white onion to add the natural sweetness to the soup.

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