How to Make T.G.I. Friday's French Onion Soup

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T.G.I. Friday's French Onion Soup

T.G.I. Friday's serves a wide variety of dishes to customers, ranging from soups and salads to steaks and pasta. With this T.G.I. Friday's French Onion Soup recipe, you can enjoy one of their most popular appetizers whenever and wherever you please. While T.G.I. Friday's may not divulge its top secret recipe to the general public, this copycat recipe will produce nearly identical results.

Serves: 4

Start to finish: 1 hour, 15 minutes (active time: 35 minutes)


Flickr: Sérgio Jardim
Offered by T.G.I. Friday's
Customer service phone 800-374-3297[1]
Served as Appetizer
Main ingredients Onions, beef broth, cheese
Cooking method Saute, simmer, and broil
Similar to Onion soup
Author Susan MacDowell

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T.G.I. Friday's French Onion Soup Ingredients

  • 3 large onions, sliced (4 medium onions are also sufficient)
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese[2]
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 slices of provolone cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste[3]
  • 1 cup water
  • French baguette
  • Dash of garlic powder[4]

T.G.I. Friday's French Onion Soup Recipe

  1. In a large saucepan with a heavy base over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the onions and saute until they are tender and translucent--for about twenty minutes.
  3. Turn the heat up to high, add salt and sugar, and continue to saute until the onions are caramelized. They should be a golden-brown color.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and then add the flour and continue to cook until absorbed, about two minutes.
  5. Add broth, water, wine, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, and garlic powder.
  6. Bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer for about thirty minutes.[3]
  8. Stir four tablespoons of Parmesan cheese into the soup.[2]
  9. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  10. Slice the French baguette into slices and toast the slices in the oven until just crusty.
  11. Put one to three slices into each oven-proof serving bowl.[4]
  12. Turn your broiler on.
  13. Pour the onion soup into each bowl.
  14. Top each bowl with a slice of provolone cheese.
  15. Top each slice of provolone with one tablespoon grated Parmesan.
  16. Place under broiler until the cheese is bubbly and brown.[2]

T.G.I Friday's French Onion Soup Video

Tips and a recipe for French onion soup similar to T.G.I. Friday's version.


  • Vegetarians can make the soup with vegetable broth instead of beef broth.
  • You may also vary the cheese according to personal preference. Swiss cheese and mozzarella cheese both work well.
  • Cheese lovers may want to increase the amount of cheese in this recipe.
  • If you'd like to give your soup some extra flavor, add a tablespoon of sherry in with the beef brother and other ingredients prior to simmering for thirty minutes.[2]
  • It's recommended that you use a dry white wine such as a Sauvignon Blanc versus an overly-sweet wine (Riesling, for example) in this recipe. Also, stay away from cooking wine--they're typically much too sweet.

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