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French Onion Bake

(42 Votes)
SERVES
9
COOK TIME
25 Min

If you love the irresistibly delicious combination of rich oniony broth and an ooey-gooey cheesy topping, then you're going to love our potluck-sized recipe for French Onion Bake. It comes together with just three ingredients and is an everyone-favorite!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 18 slices)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix (from a 2.75-ounce box), prepared according to package directions for soup
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange bread slices on baking sheets and bake 5 minutes per side, or until dry and golden.
     
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
     
  3. Arrange half the bread slices in a single layer over bottom of baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese and top with remaining bread slices. Pour prepared onion soup over bread and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
     
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until bread has absorbed most of the soup and cheese is golden.
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Ratings & Comments

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we really enjoy this. have made it a few times. i add thin sliced roast beef to middle layer and use sliced cheese for easier prep. i love it, and i don't care for onion soup!

A lot of work for a small family...correction. )

This recipe would be good if you're feeding a crowd. A lot of work forma small family. I'll stick with my frozen Texas Toast w/garlic and cheese. Done in 5-7 minutes.

My attempt at this was disgusting. It was absolutely the soggiest wet mess ever. My dogs wouldn't eat it. I'm glad so many of you found it appetizing for your tastes. I make a lot of Mr. Food recipes and this is the only one I have gave a negative review.

The second time I made this I added a layer of carmelied onions on the first layer of bread then the cheese. Since I love onions this made a good dish even better.

I saw this on a t.v. segment years ago and it has been a family and friends favorite ever since.It goes great at all the holiday gatherings ,St.Patrick's Day included ! but my daughter and I love it best as a main dish with a fresh salad.

i also added leftover roast beef (sliced thin) in the middle and it was awesome!

Added roast beef inbetween layers of bread,amazing!

I think I might make this a meal and add a layer of leftover roast or maybe simplify it by adding roast beef lunchmeat.

I like your idea adding roast bee fir deli roast beef :-)

will try it, sounds great

We added a layer of carmelized onions between the bread and then mixed gouda with swiss (and probably doubled the amount of cheese over all) It made a good dish even better!!!!

This is excellent and became an instant favorite!

Only thing is this sounds aweful DRY!!!!!!!! am I wrong?

You did see that the soup is reconstituted and not the dry mix, didn't you?

No, not dry at all! We loved it!

You prepare the soup as directed before you pour it over the bread. You don't just use the dry mix.

Better late than never. Yes, it IS supposed to be a bit on the 'dry' side. It's like a cross between French onion soup and stuffing - drier than the soup but a lot moister than a stuffing would be. I will try it again, just not sure if I want it wetter like the soup or even drier like a stuffing.

I'm thinking this would be excellent made with Gruyere as an alternative to the Swiss, too!

This looks so simple---can't wait to try it!

I love that French Onion Soup taste, but CAN'T have the bread! No thanks on this one, I'll keep making my 1950s classic NYT Cookbook recipe, keeping the cheese on top but omitting the forbidden bread.

What is helpful is reading comments from people who have prepared and eaten the dish. Posting comments stating the reason or reasons you CANNOT make it or eat it serves no purpose.

You could try this with broccoli or an unadorned potato as well. Either would work well, although you may have to add the soup slowly with the broccoli; the potato would absorb some of the soup and flavor the potato nicely.

There are tons of recipes online that use French Onion Soup mix. I'm sure you can find one that doesn't include bread. If something specific like wheat or gluten is the problem, perhaps there is a bread out there that you can have. There are so many alternatives available nowadays.

I haven't tried it but I will. Looking at it I would think the bread would absorb all the soup. i like some liquid in my dishes. It looks really soggy too

Looks really good! Wondering how cutting the bread into large cubes instead of slices would be. This and a salad....yum!

I bet that would work and might make spooning it out at a potluck or dinner easier.

I think this recipe is wonderful !!! I love French Onion Soup and this recipe gives me that same great taste and satisfied feeling, but without all the work !!!!

Since I have a small family, I will probably half this recipe instead of trying to make the whole thing.

It "reads" quite tasty to me, but I feel it would also be good with some type of "dipping" sauce, such as a salsa, marinara sauce or even some type of Ranch dipping sauce. - cllM

This will sound silly, but, how do you eat this...as a side "bread" ?? Tank-you.

I think it would be good as an alternative to stuffing with a meal.

Sounds and looks good to me!

1 envelope (from a 2.75-ounce box) onion soup mix. Can only find 2.0 OZ Boxes and then the video shows the Wylers envelope. 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese I thought 1 cup equals (8-ounces). Still looks great though so I'll just figure it out.

Grate an 8 ounce block of cheese to yield 2 cups of shredded cheese.

I made this for New Year's Eve. It was a big hit, even with young children who don't usually eat onions. Thanks Mr. Food!

This looks delicious. I'm gonna try this weekend.

made this tonight and it was delish!! Great with any type of beef.

Beverage Recipe offer; ( no suger version ) Frozen Berry Punch 2 - 2 ltr bottles Diet - 7up 1 - 64 oz bottle - white grape juice 1 - package ea. frozen strawberries frozen blueberries frozen raspberries Looks beautiful, icy cold and delicious Thanks for this sight. I'll use it often.

Remember to count the natural sugars in the grape juice. It is one of the highest in sugar. Same goes for the fruit. It's better than using everything that has sugar. As a diabetic I would still be very careful.

I'm confused as to what this beverage has to do with the French Onion Bake. I thought that the reviews were supposed to be for the posted recipe.....

I think Yanne91 meant no harm!..I'll bet she was looking up this other recipe..and confused the two..So many wonderful recipes from Mr. Food..it's a challenge to keep all straight looking at all the varieties to chose from..I'm keeping this beverage recipe..great error for me!..the onion soup recipe is wonderful!..if you like it a little crisper..leave it in the oven longer..at a lower temp!

Looks good enough to eat!

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