French Onion Soup w/ Marsala Wine

French Onion Marsala Soup Recipe

The marsala wine and sugar are my secret ingredients to this french onion soup. Trust me it's worth the trip to the liquor store to get the wine. And with the left over wine you can try this great chicken marsala recipe recipe from Also one of my favorite dishes! I pretty much like anything cooked in wine, really. So, if you're a french onion soup lover, like me, then you will really enjoy this. Also, as with almost all of our recipes, its super easy to make... here's what you need:

1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups onions, sliced
3 (14 oz) cans beef broth
1/2 cup marsala wine
1 teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
2 heaping tbsp sugar
2 bags Texas Toast croutons
8 slices provolone cheese
2 slices Swiss cheese, diced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Melt butter with olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and stir continually until translucent. Add beef broth, marsala and thyme. Simmer for 30 minutes. Add sugar and season with salt and pepper. Be careful not to over salt!

Ladle soup into oven-safe* bowls and place a handful of croutons in each. Sprinkle parmesan and swiss cheese and layer 2 slices of provolone on top. Place bowls on cookie sheet and broil in the preheated oven until cheese bubbles and browns.

Servings: 4 large bowls

If you don't have oven-safe bowls here are some super cute ones to invest in. If you can swing it, the Le Creuset bowls will last forever because they are enamel. The Signature Housewares bowls are cute but are just glazed so there's a chance they'll crack over time after a lot of use.