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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.


I top mine with crushed red peppers, but if you aren’t a fan of spicy, you can leave those out. I really do recommend you use baguette, but you can use your bread of choice.

Recipe Tip

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

French Onion Bread

By Nadia Aidi
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!


  • 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 good salted butter
  • 1/3 cup parmigiano reggiano
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • Gruyere to taste
  • Crushed red peppers to taste
  • Black pepper
  • 1 large baguette, sliced in half lenghtwise


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


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

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