French Onion Noodle Soup

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Hearty Homemade French Onion Noodle Soup Recipe: indulge in the warm and comforting flavors of a classic French onion soup with this easy-to-follow recipe. This savory dish is a perfect blend of caramelized onions, rich beef broth, pasta, and delightful seasonings, creating a soul-soothing meal that is sure to please your taste buds.

We like to have this with Jalapeno Popper meatballs for the appetizer, a wedge salad, and crusty bread.

A bowl of soup with French Onion Noodle Soup.

French Onion Noodle Soup

The first spoonful of this homemade French Onion Soup promises a symphony of flavors. The sweetness of slow-cooked onions, caramelized to perfection in butter, forms the base of this dish. The savory beef broth, complemented by hints of Worcestershire sauce, elevates the richness, while the subtle heat from cayenne pepper adds a gentle kick. The aromatic blend of thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper brings depth and balance to the overall taste profile.

The addition of Amish egg noodles introduces a delightful texture, making each bite a hearty and fulfilling experience. Optionally, top off your bowl with shredded Provolone or Swiss cheese for a creamy, cheesy finish that enhances the soup’s richness.

A pot full of beef and noodles in a red pot.

Ingredients you’ll need

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  • Butter salted or unsalted
  • Onions white or sweet, sliced
  • Beef broth
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Ground cayenne pepper
  • Dried thyme
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Garlic minced
  • Amish egg noodles
  • Optional: shredded Provolone or Swiss cheese
A bowl of noodles with sauce and onions.

French Onion Noodle Soup FAQ

Can I use a different type of onion for this recipe?

Absolutely! While the recipe suggests white or sweet onions, you can experiment with red onions or a mix of different varieties to add unique flavors to your soup.

Can I make this soup vegetarian?

Yes, you can substitute beef broth with vegetable broth for a vegetarian version of this soup. Additionally, consider using olive oil instead of butter and skip adding Worcestershire sauce to maintain the meat-free nature of the dish.

How can I enhance the flavor further?

To intensify the taste, consider slow-cooking the onions for an extended period until they reach a deep golden-brown color. You can also add a splash of red wine for an extra layer of richness.

Can I prepare this soup in advance?

Absolutely! This soup actually tastes even better when reheated, allowing the flavors to meld together. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days, and reheat it gently on the stove or in the microwave before serving

Are there any alternatives to the suggested cheeses?

Definitely! While Provolone or Swiss cheese are traditional choices, you can experiment with Gruyère, Mozzarella, or even a sprinkle of Parmesan for a unique twist.

A pot of soup with noodles and meat in it.

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This homemade French Onion Soup recipe is a comforting classic that invites creativity and personalization. Whether enjoyed on a chilly evening or as a starter to a special dinner, its rich flavors and heartwarming aroma will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on your palate.

A bowl of soup with French Onion Noodle Soup.

French Onion Noodle Soup

Indulge in the warm and comforting flavors of a classic French onion soup with this easy-to-follow recipe.
Author: Paula
5 from 53 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings



  • Melt butter in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
    2 tablespoons butter
  • Add sliced onions to the pan. Cook on medium heat until caramelized stirring regularly. They should be a rich golden brown color.
    5 large white onion
  • Add broth and deglaze the pan scraping all the brown bits of flavor off the bottom of the pan. Add Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, thyme, salt, black pepper, and garlic. Stir.
    48 ounces beef broth, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, ½ teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic clove
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and add the noodles, turn the heat to low where the soup is at a low boil. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the noodles are cooked al dente.
    8 ounces Amish egg noodles, optional: shredded Provolone or Swiss cheese
  • Serve and top with cheese if desired


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 979mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This soup looks fantastic! Love the addition of the noodles. Can’t wait to try this!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for the information
    yesterday I enjoyed this dish and I also tried it at home
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  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for the information
    This dish is very delicious and I really like it
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