Thermomix French Onion Soup

by Tenina Holder
posted 04 Feb, 2019 (last updated 08 Jun, 2020)
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French Onion Soup is the Grandfather of all soups – an inimitable classic, treasured across the world by fine diners and home cooks alike. One of the greatest barriers to creating a traditional French Onion Soup is the preparation time needed to achieve true caramelisation, and to draw out the depth of the savory flavors that usually need hours to come forth. This Thermomix recipe takes less than an hour and produces the same, salty and umami broth that is adored across the globe. Serve with toasted, cheesy bread and never think twice about making it again!



  • Gruyère cheese icon
    Gruyère cheese
    7.05oz/200g (about 1 cup)
  • Rye bread icon
    Rye bread
    as needed
  • Onion icon
    15.87oz/450g (about 3¼)
  • Single cream icon
    Single cream
    6.09fl oz/180g (¾ cup)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    1.41oz/40g (about 2¾ tbsp)
  • Beef stock icon
    Beef stock
    16.91fl oz/500g (2⅛ cups)
  • White wine icon
    White wine
    13.53fl oz/400g (1¾ cups)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


  1. Pre-heat oven - 200°C
  2. Add gruyère cheese to the TM5 bowl
  3. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  4. Blitz - approx 10 sec, speed 8
  5. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to small bowl then set aside
  6. Add onion, single cream and unsalted butter to the TM5 bowl
  7. Cook - approx 20 min, varoma, reverse speed 1
  8. Cook with MC in place - approx 20 min, varoma, reverse speed 1
  9. Then add beef stock and white wine to the TM5 bowl
  10. Season with salt & pepper
  11. Cook - approx 8 min, 100°C, reverse speed 1
  12. Add rye bread to a clean baking sheet
  13. Heat evenly oven until toasted - 5 min, 200°C
  14. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to 6 heatproof bowls
  15. Add bread to 6 heatproof bowls
  16. Transfer cheese mixture to 6 heatproof bowls
  17. Bake until melted - 20 min, 200°C
  18. Let cool
  19. Serve

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