This is an overhead image of a white crock filled with french onion soup. On top of the soup is a piece of French bread, melted cheese, and thyme. The crock sits on a white counter with an off-white tea towel to the left side of the image. Recipe
GF Gluten-Free VG Vegetarian EF Egg-Free NF Nut-Free

Vegetarian French Onion Soup

This vegetarian French onion soup is the ultimate comfort food! It’s topped with hearty toasted French bread and golden, melty Gruyere cheese.

Prep: 15 minCook: 50 minTotal: 1 hour 5 min
Servings: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 ½ lbs onions, peels and sliced into half moons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (honey or maple syrup works)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup dry red wine

  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth

  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme leaves

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 slices French bread, cut into thick slices

  • 1 cup gruyere cheese, freshly shredded



Photography by Sasha Hooper at Eat Love Eats

Nutrition Info:

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 425
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 931mg
  • Fat: 22.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.3g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Protein: 13.9g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
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