Henri’s French Onion Soup

I don’t know who Henri is, but I would like to kiss this man.  Since going vegetarian (ahem, pescetarian), I realized that enjoying the things that I used to like, i.e. French onion soup, usually contains things like beef or chicken stock.  I was totally disappointed and was hoping to find another substitute for a soup base.  I thought about experimenting with vegetable stock, but, to be honest, the dark, rustic taste of French onion would  (I thought) be severely compromised by the addition of a vegetable base.

And, then, I found Henri.  Oh, Henri.  You have changed my world.  Just kidding.  I was just super excited to get the same great taste in a soup WITHOUT having to use a meat stock.  And, even though the prep/cook time (at least 1 1/2 hours) was a little long, it was a rainy Saturday, and I had nothing else to do.  The kitchen smelled amazing, I drank a (few) glass(es) of the dry white wine, and the end product was nothing short of one of the best crocks of French onion soup I have ever had.  Here’s to rainy days in the summer……and to Henri.

Henri’s French Onion Soup

Serves 6.


3 pounds yellow onions, cut into 1/8-inch pieces
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon table salt, plus more as needed
1 pinch sugar
8 cups water , plus more as needed
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 sprig fresh thyme
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 baguette , crusty
8 ounces Gruyère cheese-I sliced it thick and placed it over the top of the crock…..the cheese melted mostly into the soup and a little off to the sides, but it created a thick, even layer this way.


  1. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and sugar. Toss to evenly coat.
  3. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Take the cover off, and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are lightly browned.  I cooked mine for a little less than 90 minutes.
  5. At this point, stir every 5 minutes and add water (a tablespoon at a time to loosen up the dark brown stuff that forms on the bottom of the pan).
  6. Continue to cook until the onions are an even dark brown color, an additional 30 minutes longer or so.
  7. Add the flour and stir for two minutes.
  8. Add 8 cups water and thyme to the onions and bring to a boil.
  9. Lower heat  and simmer for 20 minutes.
  10. Add white wine and simmer 10 minutes longer.
  11. Add salt to taste.
  12. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 325 degrees and adjust a rack to the upper middle position.
  13. Cut the baguette into 3/4 inch slices and arrange on a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  14. Bake until the bread is dry, about 10 minutes. Remove bread slices and set aside.
  15. Heat broiler and place 6 heatproof bowls in a baking sheet. Fill each bowl with about 2 cups soup. Top each with two baguette slices and evenly distribute cheese slices over the bread. Broil until well browned and bubbly, about ten minutes. Cool for five minutes before serving.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Barely adapted from Cook’s Illustrated. (I’m on a roll…….)
August 7, 2010 - 8:03 pm

jacobskitchen - Wow! That looks so amazing! I love me some French onion soup. =)

August 7, 2010 - 9:55 pm

Simran Stacie - This looks like a good one. We are trying to eat more vegetarian stuff – and this looks like a good recipe!

August 8, 2010 - 1:48 pm

Carla - That is the best dang French onion soup I have ever seen in my life. Holy mangoes, Batman!

August 11, 2010 - 4:21 pm

Adrien - I’m French, I love oignon soup, I tried the recipe tonight, and i can tell you : it was great!

August 13, 2010 - 11:56 am

Kathryn - That looks delish! You should try my favorite split pea soup with kielbasa– it amazing!

August 13, 2010 - 12:23 pm

srlacy - Thanks Kathryn!

I love split pea soup and will be on the look-out for a vegetarian friendly one! Thanks for sharing!


October 23, 2010 - 7:07 am

Vegolicious - Wow, this looks amazing!!

I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new vegetarian food photo gallery showcasing beautiful and flavorful vegetarian food.

November 22, 2010 - 7:06 am

Alejandrina Barnaba - Thanks, and for anyone that is having trouble chopping onions without the crying, here’s an incredibly easy tip – put them in the fridge for a few hours, then chop them straight away after taking them out! No more tears! I found some more onion soup recipes here if anyone wants to try some more recipes.

November 23, 2010 - 1:35 pm

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January 28, 2011 - 7:40 pm
February 8, 2011 - 3:44 pm

Katie - I made this today and it was SO delicious. My boufriend couldn’t even tell it was vegetarian. Thanks for posting!

February 18, 2011 - 5:01 am

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February 26, 2011 - 10:33 pm

Ashley - Wowza! I’m eating this right now and I think I love Henri too! Thank you so much for the amazing recipe! I would love to share this on my blog (with your permission of course)! What a gem of a recipe! Thank you thank you and happy cooking =)))

February 27, 2011 - 8:39 am

srlacy - Ashley-thanks!! By all means, feel free to share. Just be sure to include the original source as well :).
I’m so glad you liked it!

April 7, 2011 - 7:03 pm

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Susan - WOW!! amazing photo…I am going to try your recipe, thanks for such a great recipe

August 8, 2011 - 2:59 am

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September 1, 2011 - 11:09 pm

Laura - I have always made onion soup with a veggie broth base(no mushrooms).. and without the cheese or wine. Having to also keep it gluten free I use a flax or rice round instead of the wheat bread; the soy- dairy free “faux” cheese product adds the melted look if first drizzled with a bit of “EVOO”. I use rice flour for the rue; and a variety of diced onions: sweet, yellow, white, purple and a few green onions!

September 21, 2011 - 10:18 am

Tara Martinez - French onion soup has never appealed to me, until I saw this picture!! It looks delish!!

October 3, 2011 - 10:36 am

Elle - How do the 8 cups of water not completely water down this soup?

October 3, 2011 - 12:49 pm

srlacy - Hi Elle-

They don’t. Initially I thought that as well, and I was definitely surprised by the fantastic flavor that remained after adding all that water. This recipe is a keeper!

October 4, 2011 - 1:55 pm

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October 19, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Carrie - is everyone using the cheese in the recipe? I thought it was swiss?!?!

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November 9, 2011 - 1:05 pm

courtney - Do you really mean to cook onions for 90 minutes? Or 9?

November 9, 2011 - 8:08 pm

srlacy - Hi Courtney-

Yep. It’s really 90 minutes. It’s a long time to cook onions, but it’s really really worth it, I promise.

November 12, 2011 - 9:00 pm

Susan McNamara - I couldn’t find a vegetarian gruyère anywhere! I tried whole foods even but nothin:( I’m still making this though:)

November 21, 2011 - 6:29 pm

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January 10, 2012 - 12:57 am

Jen - this is pretty much the exact recipe that my french maman taught me. delish!

January 12, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Anna @BeanBugCrafts - Your soup recipe looks so yummy! I have featured it here:http://beanbugcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/01/warming-up-with-some-soup.html

Thanks for sharing!

February 1, 2012 - 8:32 pm

Sue Hall - My cheese fell into the soup and did not get all brown and crusty. It was still good but what can I do differently?

February 1, 2012 - 8:49 pm

srlacy - Hi Sue-

Try using a wide, thin-slice cheese that you can drape over the edges.

February 3, 2012 - 4:01 am

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February 5, 2012 - 3:16 am

Deb Lefebvre - Why the flour? Otherwise this would be Gluten Free. So again, why the flour?

February 5, 2012 - 10:24 am

srlacy - The flour helps with the binding. If you want to keep it gluten free, try rice flour or another appropriate alternative.

February 16, 2012 - 1:25 am

rachel - Is there any way to make this without using individual bowls in the oven? Or will that not bake the cheese as well?

February 16, 2012 - 9:22 am

srlacy - Hi Rachel-

You don’t necessarily need the bowls, but that’s probably the best way to get the cheese browned and slightly crispy on the top. If you just want melted cheese, you could use a normal (non-oven safe) bowl and microwave the soup to get the cheese melted on top.

February 26, 2012 - 1:37 pm

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February 28, 2012 - 8:56 pm

sarah - What kind of wine did you use? I have seen a lot of recipes and they always say something like dry white, but i am relatively new to drinking and cooking with wine so what type should i look for?

February 28, 2012 - 9:09 pm

srlacy - Hi Sarah-

I can’t remember exactly what I used, but most likely it was either a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. You can use either one.

March 5, 2012 - 11:24 pm

Bobbi - May I use your picture on Pinterest?
Thank you!

March 6, 2012 - 8:57 am

srlacy - Hi Bobbi-

Sure, as long as there is a proper link back to the website. That way people can find the recipe! 🙂

March 16, 2012 - 8:35 pm

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March 17, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Marie - Thank you for this recipe. Just made it tonight, improvised with croutons since I did not have crusty bread and provolone cheese. It was still incredible. Thank you!

March 18, 2012 - 10:24 pm

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March 23, 2012 - 4:34 pm

Brittney - Can you freeze this soup?

March 23, 2012 - 4:35 pm

srlacy - I’m sure you can, although I have not tried it.

March 28, 2012 - 11:57 am

Stacy - This looks wonderful! I’m actually making it for dinner tonight but only have a block of sharp cheddar and a block of parmesan on hand. Would either of these work or should I run to the store to get the gruyere? I don’t want to spend all that time caramelizing the onions and then ruin it with the cheese! Thanks for your help!

March 28, 2012 - 12:55 pm

srlacy - Hi Stacy-

Sounds great, but I don’t want to steer you wrong with the cheese. This recipe IS a lot of work, so running for either Swiss or Gruyere would be worth it. I don’t think the Parmesan would broil properly for you. 🙂

April 2, 2012 - 8:04 pm

Ariel - Looks and sounds delicious!! I am vegetarian and recently learned of different rennets (binding agent in chesses). Gruyere is almost always made with animal rennet, which is a complex of enzymes collected from the lining of the stomach of veal (baby cow). I cut certain cheese out of my diet because of this, and always check the labels on cheese. Just a note: Microbial and vegetable rennets are vegetarian approved! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. Can’t wait to try it!

April 16, 2012 - 2:53 pm

Leah - what do you mean when you say cut onion into 1/8 inch pieces? Like a rough chop or keep the onion whole sliced into slices that are 1/8 inch thick?

April 16, 2012 - 3:01 pm

srlacy - Hi Leah-

Nice to meet you. You can do it either way, but the instructions mean to slice them into 1/8-inch thick slices.

April 16, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Leah - Nice to meet you too! I am in the process of chopping/slicing so thanks for the quick reply! I chopped the first pound and sliced the last two. 🙂 This looks awesome and thanks for sharing!

April 23, 2012 - 11:06 am

Alyze - Finally made this last night after months of having it bookmarked and it was delicious!!!! You are so right, this recipe is a keeper! I am a vegetarian but my husband is not. French onion soup is one of his favorites and he was so skeptical a vegetarian version would have the right flavor, but he loved it so much he said after eating it he one with beef broth would just seem way too salty in comparison. Thanks for sharing!!

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May 9, 2012 - 6:27 pm

Penelope Baker - I haven’t made onion soup in ages but your recipe looks so wonderful I plan to serve it at a dinner party next week. I think I’ll follow it with my easy chicken rustica and a simple desert. That should knock ’em dead!

So thanks for sharing this. And pls take a peek at my site. I like to share too. 🙂

May 12, 2012 - 2:07 am

Jewel - Looks beautiful. I do sometimes make French onion soup, and this recipe is similar to what I would normally use, so I’ll try it this way next time.

May 24, 2012 - 4:11 am

Surkhab - Wow ! looks yummy Bookmarked:-)

May 26, 2012 - 2:00 pm

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June 1, 2012 - 8:00 am

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June 7, 2012 - 11:54 am

Mike - Looks pretty good, but you should be using beef stock instead of the eight cups of water, and I would recommend sherry over generic white wine.

June 7, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Stevie - Do you mean 9 minutes?
4. Take the cover off, and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are lightly browned. I cooked mine for a little less than 90 minutes.

June 7, 2012 - 5:36 pm

srlacy - Hi Mike-
I am meat-free, but you could certainly use those substitutions in your own version.

June 7, 2012 - 5:39 pm

srlacy - Hi Stevie-

Nope. The recipe is correct as written. 90 minutes.

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July 24, 2012 - 12:12 am

Haley - Just made this for dinner, turned out great! I didn’t use thyme, but it still turned out delicious.

July 24, 2012 - 11:53 am

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August 24, 2012 - 10:14 am

Mandy@AtHomeArkansas - I am so ready for fall and this soup confirms that I should enhance my cooking skills. Or just bribe a certain someone to make it for me…

August 24, 2012 - 10:05 pm

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August 31, 2012 - 7:02 pm

Ashley Elmore - I wish I could figure out how to convert this in order to only serve 2 🙁

September 8, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Sara - This recipe sounds wonderful and I plan to make it tonight. I’m not a vegetarian but I really appreciate Ariel’s comment about gruyere cheeses and animal rennet. I do NOT eat veal, and sure enough, the VERY expensive cheese I bought has animal rennet in it. Live and learn!

September 21, 2012 - 4:48 pm

Miada - What can you substitute for the wine if you are not into cooking with the alcohol? Any suggestions without changing the flavor too much?

September 22, 2012 - 12:19 pm

srlacy - Hi Miada-

Here is a great source for substituting all sorts of alcohol. For the soup, I would use vegetable broth (my own preference).

September 22, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Amy - This sounds delicious! One question- when it says “At this point, stir every 5 minutes and add water (a tablespoon at a time to loosen up the dark brown stuff that forms on the bottom of the pan)” do you mean DURING the 90 minutes??? So every 5 minutes for 1.5 hours? I guess no multitasking…

September 23, 2012 - 9:40 am

srlacy - Hi Amy-
I know-it’s a lot. But my onions browned really quickly and at the risk of burning them and losing them completely, the stirring had to happen every so often to avoid this.

September 23, 2012 - 4:16 pm

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September 24, 2012 - 7:12 pm

Sandra - AMAZING!!! This french onion soup is DELISH!! OMG soooooo good!! Thank you for sharing!

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October 11, 2012 - 3:07 pm

Amanda - I’m feeling a bit dim, but where does the flavor come from in this? Just the onions and thyme? I’ve tried other veggie versions with mushroom or vegetable stock and am worried that w/8 cups of water and not much flavoring going on, this will be really bland. Or… not bland… just only oniony, I guess. Am I missing something or is it just some crazy cooking magics?

October 11, 2012 - 3:21 pm

srlacy - Hey Amanda-

I had the same thought myself, but, trust me, there’s plenty of flavor here. I think it comes from really caramelizing the onions-it’s this earthy, but sweet flavor.

October 11, 2012 - 7:59 pm

chelsea - I’m cooking this right now! I don’t eat much meat (absolutely no beef/pork) and my husband loves FOS. Smells fabulous so far!

October 13, 2012 - 6:53 pm

Lise - This sounds delicious! I’ve tried a few French onion soup recipes, but none have been as good as promised so far. I am not vegetarian, but I do try to reduce my meat consumption so I appreciate the meat free recipe. Definitely trying this one next!

October 21, 2012 - 5:15 pm

Vanessa - I believe I was the first one to add this particular soup to Pinterest and I thought you’d like to know that my pin has over 2500 repins! And still going strong! The photo really sells this awesome soup. Yay!

October 22, 2012 - 1:40 am

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October 22, 2012 - 6:54 pm

Emily : RainbowDelicious.com - Even though this dish does take a long time to cook I thought it was totally worth it! My family and I loved it although we used swiss instead of gruyere. I included this recipe in my latest weekly meal plan at rainbowdelicious.com so I can recommend it to others. Thank you!

October 22, 2012 - 7:06 pm

srlacy - Thanks Vanessa! You are awesome-much appreciated 🙂

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November 16, 2012 - 2:47 pm

CArol - Make the bagettes better if you brush them with olive oil and then take a clove of oil and rub each side of the bagette. YUM

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December 3, 2012 - 5:29 pm

Lisa Padley - OMG! THANK YOU!

Since I, too, became a pescatarian I’ve really missed this soup. Cannnot wait to give it a try!

December 29, 2012 - 8:09 pm

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January 2, 2013 - 7:57 pm

ambrosia - This soup looks amazing!! I haven’t made French onion soup in a few years, but will use this recipe the next time that I do!

January 14, 2013 - 6:29 pm

Elaine - I made this about a week ago and it was beyond delicious. I am craving it and will be making it again real soon! I used the food processor to slice the onions to save time and agony and the soup came out great!

January 31, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Liz - Soups have always been my favorite go to meal. This looks super yummy. I think I will have to give it a try. 🙂

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February 5, 2013 - 5:45 pm

Roxanne - My onion cooking time only took 20 minutes?! Did I do something wrong? I stirred the entire time, til light brown. Then I started adding a tablespoon of water at a time and stiring every five until dark brown. They didn’t burn and it tastes delicious, but I’d like to know where I strayed from your directions. Was I supposed to be adding a tablespoon of water the entire 90 minutes? I think I may have inadvertently created a shortcut!

Thanks so much for the generous recipe! Can’t wait to dip some yummy bread in it!

February 8, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Kaylin - Oh how I wish I had cheese in the fridge. We are in the middle of one of our famous Canadian snow storms and no sense going out if one doesn’t have too.

Looks wonderful. I would experiment with a full bodied red wine for a different flavor.

Thanks for sharing this one.

February 11, 2013 - 12:20 am

Storm - This is the one! Finally, a completely satisfying vegetarian version! My only changes: reduced the broth by half and added a ton of pepper to combat the super-sweet onions I used.

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April 6, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Amy - I’m a vegetarian turned pescetarian, and my friend made me a vegetarian French onion soup a couple of years ago and I have not been able to find a recipe since. I can’t wait to try this one. Thank you!

April 21, 2013 - 1:21 pm

melinda - Cheese IS vegetarian, it’s just not vegan.

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September 8, 2013 - 4:07 pm

kclancy - im so excited to be making this recipe but im worried because my onions are already fairly browned and its only be 45 minutes of cooking…should i continue to the 90 minutes? also my pan is pretty browned and hopefully not burnt…is this normal?? thanks!

September 8, 2013 - 9:31 pm

srlacy - Hi Kelly-

I am getting this comment pretty late, but I hoped it worked for you. As long as the onions were not burning, they should be fine… you want the base to be really caramelized.

September 25, 2013 - 10:03 am
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November 23, 2013 - 3:02 am

Val L. - Pre-tested it for Thanksgiving this year and it tasted great. Took closer to 4 hours for it to reduce down for me. I actually would recommend making it a day in advance to let the flavor really permeate. Thanks so much for the recipe.

November 25, 2013 - 9:14 pm

Suzanne - Love this recipe. I did reduce the amount of water to 6 cups, though, and like the last poster, give it a day for the flavors to permeate. Delicious!!

January 21, 2014 - 1:03 pm

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February 25, 2014 - 9:32 pm

Melissa - I just made this recipe. I’m not sure why but it doesn’t taste right. I’m super disappointed 🙁

February 26, 2014 - 3:07 am

Joy - My gosh, you can really go to town with this. The stock recipe is fantastic. Then you have me all sorts of ideas. I started with your base recipe and added:

Oregano and
Brown sugar
Minced crimini mushrooms

To The water I added

Veggie buillion
A dash of vegan Worcestershire sauce
A tiny splash of maple syrup
A tsp of nutritional yeast

Finished with English muffin crouton soaked in EVOO
and shredded Gruyere. I can die happy now.

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May 15, 2014 - 8:32 am

Adam @ CorrChilled - Love it! And I don’t usually say that about onion soup

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October 21, 2014 - 3:34 am

Kimi - I haven’t tried this onion soup. But it looks so delicious. 😀

December 19, 2014 - 12:06 am

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