French Onion Marsala Soup


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.


This recipe is definitely restaurant quality! The marsala wine and sugar are my secret ingredients, 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 favs! 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.

Other Names:

French Onion Soup


4 large bowls


Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 6:53am


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