Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

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Last week, Adam found out that he will have the day off on Thanksgiving and I couldn't be more excited!

The holidays are stressful for our family because, more often than not, Adam has a lot of mandatory overtime he is required to work and oftentimes these extra shifts he has to work fall right on a holiday. So when we found out he will have the day off, we were both so elated to know that we would be able to spend time together on Thanksgiving Day!

Since I'll be spending every minute I can with my hubby during the holidays (before work steals him away), I like to utilize my slow cooker so that I can really cut back on the time I spend preparing meals. Today, I'm sharing my go-to, slow cooker french onion soup recipe.
This soup warms me right up and it hits the spot every time I am craving some fall comfort food. Unfortunately for Adam, sometimes it warms his soul up a little bit too much, and then he gets heartburn after eating it (which is why I keep Nexium® 24HR Tablets 42ct around). It's packed with flavor and warms the soul--basically, this soup tastes like fall and I absolutely love it! 

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

  • 4 cups of unsalted beef broth
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of thyme
  • 2 tablespoons of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of sea salt
  • 3 large yellow onions
  • 4 servings of either Gruyere or Swiss cheese (optional)
  1. Mince the garlic and stir it in with the thyme, black pepper, and sea salt.
  2. Peel and chop the yellow onions into rings. 
  3. Heat a large stove top pan and cook the onion rings until they are translucent--you may cook the onions in an extra virgin olive oil if you wish.
  4. While the onions are being cooked, pour the beef broth into the slow cooker, and pour in the garlic, thyme, black pepper, and sea salt seasoning mixture. Stir the broth.
  5. Pour the cooked onion rings into the slow cooker and gently stir them into the broth.
  6. Set the slow cooker to low for 6-8 hours. I prefer 8 hours if you have the time, but 6 hours is more than enough time. 
  7. Serve the soup by itself, or you can opt to melt cheese over it!
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Adam frequently suffers from heartburn, so I always like to have a box of Nexium® 24HR Tablets 42ct in the medicine cabinet for him. I figure it's the least I can do to make the most of the holiday season with just one pill a day!

I picked up some Nexium® 24HR at Walgreens just down the street while I was in there grabbing some medicine for Adam's cold. Next time you head to Walgreens, be sure to pick up some Nexium® 24HR and take advantage of the great deals they have going on right now. 

November 1 – 30, 2016 – In-Store Walgreens coupon - $2.00 off Nexium 24HR (48 ct.)
November 1 – 30, 2016 – Special price in-store – Two Nexium 24HR (28 ct.) for $40.00

Don't let frequent heartburn stop you and your loved ones from enjoying your fall, favorite comfort foods! Just one pill a day provides all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn – no matter what triggers it.* So whether we're preparing for game day or enjoying some of our favorite fall soups, I always make sure to keep Nexium® 24HR on hand so Adam can have it to take throughout the season. 

*Nexium® 24HR may take 1-4 days for full effect. It is not immediate relief.

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  1. Slow cooker soup is my jam during the winter months. I can't wait to add this recipe to the list!

  2. Slow cooker soup is my jam during the winter months. I can't wait to add this one to the list of recipes!

  3. My husband LOVES french onion soup and I'm excited to find a recipe that looks delicious...and like something easy enough for me to make! #client

    1. Easy recipes, especially during this time of year, give me sanity!

  4. Yum I love this soup and haven't had it in years..thanks for sharing your recipe I will have to make it now! Love the poncho too!

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  5. This is one of my favorite meals! So good.
    xx nicole

  6. Can I just say we love our slow cooker? Put everything in, forget about it and go about your day and ta-dah! A lovely meal. And this soup is just that. Lovely. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    1. Absolutely! I don't know how I ever functioned before I got our slow cooker! Thanks and I hope you have a great Thanksgiving Day too!

  7. Love this recipe. Seems so hearty and easy. Thanks for the idea, Cathy. Those photos look so good too!

  8. I love easy soups like this. This sounds delicious!

  9. This sounds great! Did you realize that January is National Slow Cooker Month? I'm planning to write about it in January and would love to feature your recipe!

    Thanks for posting this on the Mini Link Party for me to find!

    1. I had no idea that January was National Slow Cooker Month! That's for the tip!!


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