French Onion Soup with Sourdough

French Onion Soup with Sourdough




  • 3 medium onions
  • 2 medium shallot
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 bunch of thyme
  • 1 bunch of sage
  • 1 teaspoon of dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 cup of dry white wine
  • 8 cups (2 quarts) of vegetable broth
  • 1 cup shredded gouda cheese
  • 6 tablespoons of butter


1 loaf of bread (I prefer sourdough). Can also use slice sourdough bread (4 to 6 slices)


In a large pot add butter, sliced onion (liked shown in pictures above), shallots, chopped garlic, and brown sugar.

Keep stirring as onions caramelize; takes around 25 minutes; they should be a golden brown color.

After onions have caramelize add thyme and sage. Saute for 3  minutes.

Add in wine, veggie broth and 2 bay leaves.

Mix everything together and let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, add in salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to 350 F

Slice sourdough and lightly add butter or olive oil; bake for 5 minutes. Lightly sprinkle shredded gouda on the bread and bake another 3 minutes.

Scoop soup mix in oven safe dish, sprinkle gouda on soup and broil for 7- 10 minutes. Add bread to soup and enjoy!


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