FRENCH ONION SOUP CASSEROLE

It’s definitely soup season, which means it’s also that casserole time of the year, so here’s another dish to warm up the kitchen and draw hungry ones to the dinner table. Though the picture makes it look a bit like scalloped potatoes, this casserole is a delicious take on taste-bud pleasing, tummy-filling french onion soup. And those scallop-y things? Why, bread sporting melted swiss cheese, of course. Thumbs up all around!

2 tbsp olive oil

3 large white onions, quartered and sliced thin

ground black pepper

2 cups grated Swiss cheese

1 can condensed cream of chicken soup (undiluted)

1-1/4 cup beef broth

1 tsp soy sauce

Ciabatta loaf, about 8 oz, sliced into 1/2″ thick pieces and cut into bite-sized squares (or about 3 cups cubed french bread)

1-1/2 tsp minced parsley

1) Lightly oil medium-sized, broil-safe casserole dish (I used a round 9″ diameter dish)

2) Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat; add onions and saute until onions are tender and translucent, about 20 minutes; sprinkle with black pepper to taste and remove from heat (I didn’t use salt since the cream of chicken soup has plenty built in)

3) Spread half the onions over bottom of casserole dish; top with half the cheese (the second half will be used during broiling); spread remaining onions over cheese; set aside

4) Preheat oven to 375 degrees

5) Meanwhile, return skillet to stove top and add soup, broth, and soy sauce; stirring often, heat soup mixture on medium heat until it begins to bubble; remove from heat and pour over onion-cheese mixture

5) Scatter bread across top of casserole and bake in oven 20 minutes until casserole begins to bubble and bread turns golden and crusty; remove casserole from oven and heat oven to broil

6) Using back of large spoon, press bread into onion-cheese mixture, leaving top halves visible; scatter remaining cheese over bread; when oven reaches its broil setting, return casserole to oven and broil 1-2 minutes until cheese melts and turns golden; remove from oven and sprinkle parsley over top (you can’t go wrong adding those beautiful bits of green); serve

Servings: 4

*Note: This recipe is an adaptation of “Cheesy Onion Casserole” pinned on Pinterest and tracked down to: http://www.instructables.com

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4 thoughts on “FRENCH ONION SOUP CASSEROLE

  1. karenworth says:

    You need a LIKE button girl! :0)

  2. tonettejoyce says:

    Yes;I’ve been busy, checked you out quickly and didn’t see a ‘like’ button, either…it’s on the top, like a toolbar…[head-smack!].
    Nice recipe!

  3. karenworth says:

    Thanks for pointing that out! LIKE!

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