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French Onion Bread… Most of the elements of French onion soup but in bread form… truly one of my top ones. It is insanely delicious!

If you loved this recipe, you have to check out my French Onion Soup recipe!

Why You’ll Love French Onion Bread

This bread is EPIC. It’s cheesy, spicy and tastes just like french onion soup. It truly is amazing. They are super easy to make, and they are the perfect appetizer. I like to make these when I’m hosting a dinner party, and they are always the star.

french onion bread

How To Prepare French Onion Bread

🧅 First, add the olive oil to a preheated pan, add in onions and sauté every 2-3 minutes for 20 minutes. Then, add in sugar and salt. Continue caramelizing another 20 minutes. Deglaze with Tamari.

🧈 Secondly, add the butter to a bowl, top with the onions, parsley, Parmigiano, salt and pepper. Mix well.

🥖 Then, spread the butter onto the baguette halves, you’ll have leftover butter. Save it in the fridge for 5 days.

🧀 Lastly, add gruyere to the baguette and bake at 375F for 15-20 minutes until all toasty and melty. Top with crushed red peppers and pepper.

Substitutions and Variations

  1. I top mine with crushed red peppers, but if you aren’t a fan of spicy, you can leave those out.
  2. You can use your bread of choice, but I do highly recommend using baguette.
  3. You can use any cheese of choice instead of gruyere.

Chef Nadia’s Tip

Don’t rush the caramelizing of the onions. Yes, they take time, but it’s 100% worth it!

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Common Questions

Can I use a different bread?

Yes of course! You can use ciabatta or any bread of choice. I do highly recommend using baguette.

Can I use a different cheese?

Yes, you can! You can use any cheese of choice.

French Onion Bread

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 55 minutes
Total 1 hour
Servings: 4
French Onion Bread… Most of the elements of French onion soup but in bread form…truly one of my top ones!
Properly caramelized onions take time but they are well worth it!

Ingredients 

  • 2 Yellow onions, thinly sliced but not paper thin
  • 1 tsp Salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Tamari
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 8 oz Butter, salted
  • 1/3 cup Parmigiano reggiano
  • 1/4 cup Parsley, flat leaf, chopped
  • Gruyere , to taste
  • Crushed red peppers, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large Baguette, sliced in half lenghtwise

Directions 

  • First, add the olive oil to a preheated pan, add in onions and sauté every 2-3 minutes for 20 minutes. Then, add in sugar and salt. Continue caramelizing another 20 minutes. Deglaze with Tamari.
  • Secondly, add the butter to a bowl, top with the onions, parsley, Parmigiano, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Then, spread the butter onto the baguette halves, you’ll have leftover butter. Save it in the fridge for 5 days.
  • Lastly, add gruyere to the baguette and bake at 375F for 15-20 minutes until all toasty and melty. Top with crushed red peppers and pepper.

Video

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Nutrition

Calories: 523kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 52g, Saturated Fat: 31g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Trans Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 128mg, Sodium: 1383mg, Potassium: 147mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1799IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 141mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, French

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