This ridiculously easy French Onion Soup comes together fast, then goes straight from the freezer to the slow cooker for an effortless meal that still feels extra special.

 

When the weather is cold nothing quite hits the spot like a bowl of hot soup! This freezer friendly French Onion Soup comes together surprisingly fast, but the yummy toppings make it feel extra special. It is also a great dish to serve for a light lunch, casual dinner or along side your favorite baked chicken recipe.

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Assemble your ingredients, sweet onions, butter, beef stock, salt, pepper, Gruyère, sliced cheese, Italian bread and fresh or dried thyme

Here is what you need:

4 cups sweet onions or Vidalia if in season, sliced
1/2 cup butter
2 cartons Beef stock
salt and pepper to taste
Gruyère, sliced cheese( cooking day only)
Italian bread, sliced (cooking day only)
fresh or dried thyme

Slice onions and set aside

Step 1: Slice onions and set aside.

Melt butter and saute onions and butter in pan

Step 2: Melt butter and saute 2 cups of onions in butter until soft and golden brown. Set aside and let cool.

Divide cooked onions into freezer bags

Step 3: In a large bowl mix together sauteed onions, raw sliced onions and stock, then divide into gallon size bags. (be sure to label bags first). Freeze until needed.

Cook frozen french onion soup in slow cooker

Step 4: Cook in slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 4-5. Be sure to season with salt and pepper.

Slice Italian bread

Step 5: Once ready to serve; slice bread, butter it and toast.

Serve french onion soup with bread and cheese

Step 6: Then ladle soup into crocks top with bread then cheese and place under broiler for 1-2 minutes to melt cheese.

Add herbs to melted cheese and french onion soup

Step 7: Once melted, sprinkle with some fresh Thyme and serve hot.

This ridiculously easy French Onion Soup comes together fast, then goes straight from the freezer to the slow cooker for an effortless meal that still feels extra special.

Freezer French Onion Soup

This classic soup is made freezer friendly and tastes absolutely amazing!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Freezer French Onion Soup
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 7 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sweet onions or Vidalia if in season sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cartons Beef stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Gruyère sliced cheese( cooking day only)
  • Italian bread sliced (cooking day only)
  • fresh or dried thyme

Instructions

  1. Slice onions and set aside.
  2. Melt butter and saute 2 cups of onions in butter until soft and golden brown. Set aside and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl mix together sauteed onions, raw sliced onions and stock, then divide into gallon size bags. (be sure to label bags first). Freeze until needed.
  4. Cook in slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 4-5 hours. Be sure to season with salt and pepper.
  5. Once ready to serve; slice bread, butter it and toast.
  6. Then ladle soup into crocks top with bread then cheese and place under broiler for 1-2 minutes to melt cheese.
  7. Once melted, sprinkle with some fresh Thyme and serve hot.

This ridiculously easy French Onion Soup comes together fast, then goes straight from the freezer to the slow cooker for an effortless meal that still feels extra special.

 

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