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French Onion Soup – Gluten Free & Tasty

Slow-simmered French Onion Soup is a delicious meal to warm up with this season. The richly caramelized onions and slowly simmered broth are incredible.

Gluten Free French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup is EASY to make!

French Onion Soup has always intimidated me. I’m not sure why since I’m pretty brave in the kitchen. When the temperatures dropped, signaling the beginning of Fall (only to tease us for a bit and warm back up!), I decided to give it a whirl. The best part is that many of us often have all of these ingredients in our kitchen at any given time.

Once we had a bowl full of the soup, I also decided to use my leftover ingredients to create French Onion Chicken. I promise you’ll love it as much as you do the soup!

Ingredients:

¼ cup unsalted butter
2 lbs. yellow onions, trimmed and sliced root to tip
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
½ cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
4 cups beef broth, preferably organic
2 whole bay leaves
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4-5 sprigs, fresh thyme
6 oz. Gruyère cheese, sliced thin
½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

French Onion Soup

How to Make French Onion Soup:

Heat butter in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, approximately 45 minutes to one hour.

Deglaze the bottom of the pan by adding the red wine and balsamic vinegar and gently scraping the browned bits off the bottom with a spatula.

Add the broth, bay leaves, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and sprigs of fresh thyme. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and stir to combine.

Increase heat to high and bring to a rapid bowl, then immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Loosely cover the skillet with a lid and simmer, stirring occasionally, for two hours.

Remove from heat and discard the thyme stems and bay leaves. Divide the soup between four large oven-safe ramekins or bowl. Top with slices of the Gruyère cheese, followed by the freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Place top oven rack in the second position from top and set the broiler to high.

Arrange ramekins on a large, rimmed baking sheet and place on the top oven rack. Broil until the cheese is melted and golden brown, approximately 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately garnished with a few fresh thyme leaves. Enjoy!

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Bring a better-than-restaurant French Onion Soup to your family dinner table - it's delicious!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 lbs. yellow onions, trimmed and sliced root to tip
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cups beef broth, preferably organic
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4-5 sprigs, fresh thyme
  • 6 oz. Gruyère cheese, sliced thin
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Instructions

Heat butter in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, approximately 45 minutes to one hour.



Deglaze the bottom of the pan by adding the red wine and balsamic vinegar and gently scraping the browned bits off the bottom with a spatula.



Add the broth, bay leaves, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and sprigs of fresh thyme. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and stir to combine.



Increase heat to high and bring to a rapid bowl, then immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Loosely cover the skillet with a lid and simmer, stirring occasionally, for two hours.



Remove from heat and discard the thyme stems and bay leaves. Divide the soup between four large oven-safe ramekins or bowl. Top with slices of the Gruyère cheese, followed by the freshly grated Parmesan cheese.



Place top oven rack in the second position from top and set the broiler to high.



Arrange ramekins on a large, rimmed baking sheet and place on the top oven rack. Broil until the cheese is melted and golden brown, approximately 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately garnished with a few fresh thyme leaves. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 485Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 1522mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 23g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 10/20/2020

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Slow-simmered French Onion Soup is a delicious meal to warm up with this season. The richly caramelized onions and slowly simmered broth are incredible.

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