A closeup of a French onion soup.
Easily Upgrade Canned French Onion Soup With One Simple Addition
By Kuamel Stewart
The one ingredient that will take canned French onion soup from good to great is already in its traditional base recipe: onions.
However, instead of adding the sweet caramelized onions you typically find in French onion soup, you'll want to include sautéed onions.
If you mix sautéed onions into a canned version of French onion soup, it will be infused with a deliciously strong onion flavor, and your soup will gain a delightful richness.
To sauté onions for your canned soup, grab a large skillet and place it on your stovetop over medium-high heat. Pour olive oil into the pan, then add butter and let it melt.
While the butter melts in the pan, thinly slice a few onions. After the butter has melted, spread the onions in the pan and season them with sugar and a bit of salt.
Let the onions cook for 10 minutes and once they become soft and develop a light golden-brown hue, they are ready to be mixed into your soup.