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Onion Soup with Croque Monsieur Croutons


  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2-1/2 lb. thinly sliced onions
  • 28 oz. beef broth
  • 28 oz. chicken broth
  • 6 oz. dry sherry
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 12 slices French baguette, cut 1/2-inch thick
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped ham


  • 1. Cook onions in butter in saucepot on medium heat 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Stir in beef and chicken broth, sherry, thyme and mustard. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, preheat salamander or broiler. Place bread on baking sheet. Broil 1 minute or until light golden in color, turning over half way through broiling. Divide cheese and ham evenly on bread. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 4. Divide soup evenly between 6 bowls. Top each with 2 slices bread and serve.
  • Nutritional information per serving: Calories 622; Total Fat 17g; Saturated Fat 9g;
  • Trans. Fat 0g; Cholesterol 51mg; Sodium 2353mg; Total Carbohydrate 80g; Dietary Fiber 6g;
  • Total Sugars 11g; Protein 32g