French Onion Potato Soup

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48 servings

Classic French Onion soup gets a boost from scalloped potatoes in this recipe, which also features sweet onions, Gruyère cheese and a baguette.


2 gal. water
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable soup base
36 oz. Classic Casserole Scalloped Potatoes
4 oz. olive oil
4 lbs. sweet onions, halved, very thinly sliced
1/4 cup sugar
48 slices baguette, toasted
4 lbs. Gruyère cheese, shredded


1. In stockpot, bring water and soup base to a boil. Whisk in seasoning packets. Stir in potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 mins. or until potatoes are tender.

2. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, 15 mins. or until tender and golden; stir in potato mixture.

3. To serve, ladle soup into 1-cup ovenproof ramekins. Top each with baguette slice; sprinkle with 1⁄3 cup shredded cheese. Heat under broiler until cheese is melted and browned.
Recipe by Basic American Foods

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