This easy crockpot french onion soup recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare! The cheapest slow cooker soup that tastes amazing and only needs a few ingredients to make. Let it cook by itself all day and have a complete comfort food dinner ready in the evening. Rich french onion smothered in cheese is the best.
I’m busy and make a lot of easy crockpot recipes for dinner. This easy crockpot french onion soup recipe is one of our favorites! (originally published 2/18)
For one thing I work full time and juggle 3 kids as well so spending more than 30 minutes in the kitchen preparing food just is not going to happen. Another thing, I’m cheap.
Ok you can call it frugal but whatever. I love making really cheap meals that everyone loves and it cooks by itself with just a little prep work from me. Bonus.
Last but not least I HATE turning on my oven during the summertime.
Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….
- This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
- If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
- I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.
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Where we used to live it got to 114 in the summertime and so there was no way I was paying more for air conditioning just because I wanted to make dinner.
For those reasons I rely on my slow cooker and Instant Pot pretty much nightly. Unless we’re having “whatever you want nights” which does happen when I’m just exhausted.
I started with a big batch of onions that really needed to be used up:
- If you’ve never had crockpot french onion soup it’s amazing! If you’ve had it but never thought of making it yourself at home it is the simplest soup ever to make.
You only need a few ingredients to boot too which is great. It is best if you have time to saute or caramelize the onions first. If you just don’t have time for that, it will taste great just the same.
Need it more low carb, just skip the bread part at the end. BUT that is most people’s favorite part so whatever….
Crockpot french onion soup recipe
- Onions – duhhhh, opt for yellow onions
- Beef broth
- French bread – day old is best
- Oven safe bowls
So one thing you will need for finalizing this soup are oven safe bowls. If you want the traditional ooey gooey cheesy bread on top thee are a must and not really expensive.
Of course you could serve the soup as is out of your crockpot with a side of bread sliced. However topped with bread and cheese, then baked on a cookie sheet is part of the yumminess. I recommend doing it this way!
If you’re in a hurry you can make pressure cooker french onion soup too.
French Onion Soup Crockpot
Time needed: 7 hours and 30 minutes.
Slow Cooker French Onion Soup
Slice your yellow onions into rather thick / wide slices. Set aside. You can caramelize onions on stovetop first for a deeper flavor.
Turn crockpot on high and add onions inside spread out.
Add salt, beef broth, butter, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and thyme.
Then cook oh high for 7-8 hours or until it turns a darker brown color.
Get bowls that can be placed into the oven ready and fill them 3/4 full with soup from your slow cooker.
- Crisp top
Preheat broiler to high or around 350 degrees. Put a thick slice of your day old bread on top of each bowl of soup, cover the bread with a mixture of mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
Put under broiler until cheese is melted and golden brown color, maybe 3-4 minutes.
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Easy Crockpot French Onion Soup
- Slice your yellow onions into rather thick / wide slices. Set aside (can caramelize on stovetop with butter now for a richer flavor)
- Turn crockpot on high and add onions inside spread out.
- Add salt, beef broth, butter, pepper, worces. sauce and thyme.
- Cook oh high for 7-8 hours or until it turns a darker brown color.
- Get bowls that can be placed into the oven ready and fill them 3/4 full with soup from your slow cooker.
- Preheat broiler to high or around 350 degrees.
- Put a thick slice of your day old bread on top of each bowl of soup, cover the bread with a mixture of mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
- Put under broiler until cheese is melted and golden brown color, maybe 3-4 minutes.