Matt Healy's French onion soup recipe is SO simple thanks to this hack

Try this delicious French onion soup recipe from MasterChef finalist Matt Healy as a rich starter for your meal—or even the main course.

French Onion Soup recipe
(Image credit: Morphy Richards)

There's nothing better than a steaming hot bowl of French Onion soup. Perhaps I'm partial to the excessive amounts of melted cheese and crusty bread, but it's one of my favorites. But, if you're like me and have always considered it to be something you can only get at a restaurant, time to think otherwise. 

Chef Matt Healy, a MasterChef finalist, and owner of Grön, a chain of Scandi-inspired healthy eateries, collaborated with small appliance maker Morphy Richards to create a selection of easy everyday soup recipes, including the following French Onion soup recipe that can be ready in as little as 45 minutes. And it sounds every bit of delish for lunch or dinner.

Note, it does require the use of a soup maker, which is linked after the recipe, along with other essential tools for completing the recipe.  Of course, we imagine you could alter it by sauteeing the items separately in a frying pan, then add the ingredient to a traditional soup pot, and adjust the cooking time if you're not looking to purchase an additional small appliance. 

If you're looking for more soups recipes to try, because variety is the spice of life,  refer to our soup recipes piece for plenty of healthy, veggie-filled options. 

Morphy Richards soup maker with french onion soup

(Image credit: Morphy Richards)

French Onion Soup with a Gruyère Crouton

A thank you to Morphy Richards for supplying us with this recipe to share with you. 


· 500g white onion, sliced

· 5 tbsp of olive oil

· 6 sprigs of thyme

· Good quality sea salt

· 1 tsp soft brown sugar

· 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

· 125ml white wine

· 750ml beef stock

· 6 slices of baguette

· 125g of grated Gruyère cheese


1.  Add the oil to the jug and press the sauté button.

2. After 1 minute, add the sliced onions, olive oil, and thyme sprigs.

3. Season with salt and stir to combine using the spatula – keep the sliced onions moving in the jug until they become soft and slightly browned. This will take around 10 to 12 minutes.

4. Add the crushed garlic and stir.

5. Still using the sauté setting, add the wine, and allow it to bubble and cook off the alcohol.

6. Add the beef stock and turn off the sauté setting.

7. Place the lid onto the jug and select the chunky setting (for the automated time of 28 minutes).

8. Meanwhile, in a preheated oven, toast the baguette slices on a baking tray for 10 minutes, turning them over halfway through.

9. When the alarm sounds and the soup is done, ladle the soup into heatproof bowls and top with the 2 slices of toasted baguette.

10. Sprinkle the grated Gruyère over the top and place under a hot grill until the cheese is bubbling.

Morphy Richards Sauté & Soup Machine | Was £89.99, now £69.00 at Amazon UK

Have a steaming hot vessel of fresh homemade soup in as little as 20 minutes with a saute and soup machine. With a 1.6 litre capacity, this small appliance can feed four people. 

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Philips Soup Maker | Was $149.95, now $119.95 at Amazon

As Morphy Richards has not yet made it to the States, Philips Soup Maker can heat and blend soups in as little as 18 minutes with six pre-set functions including pureed, chunky, milk-based, cold soups, as well as compote and smoothies. View Deal

Additional Tools:

· Chopping Board 

· Knife 

· Garlic crusher

· Spatula

· Baking Sheet

· Ladle

· Grater 

· Heat-proof bowls for serving

With special thanks to Morphy Richards for sharing this recipe.