Fans of French onion soup who love it for its caramelized onions, beefy broth and cheesy toast topping won't be disappointed with this recipe, which offers all those elements plus a hands-on time of only 20 minutes. Source: Everyday Slow Cooker

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Coat a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Stir together the onions, butter and pepper in the slow cooker; cover and cook on LOW until the onions are very soft and deep golden brown, about 10 hours.

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  • Stir in the stock, marsala, thyme and salt. Cover and cook on HIGH until the flavors are blended, about 2 hours.

  • Preheat the broiler with the oven rack 6 inches from the heat. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet, and sprinkle evenly with the Gruyère. Broil until the Gruyère melts, 2 to 3 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls. Top with the cheese toasts. Garnish with the additional thyme, if desired.

Tips

Tip: The Gruyère toasts are a smart, tasty application for bread that's beginning to pass its prime. If you have enough day-old bread on hand, don't bother with purchasing a fresh loaf. Toasting it cancels out any differences in flavor that it has from fresh bread.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; 10 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 604 mg sodium. 32 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 11 g protein; 6 mg niacin equivalents;