5 from 12 votes
French Onion Soup with Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
Take your time when you caramelize the onions for this deep flavored French Onion Soup with Pasta.  The rich taste along with an excellent beef broth will warm your tummy and satisfy your craving for an incomparably delicious and heartwarming soup.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: French
Keyword: french onion soup with pasta
Servings: 4
  • 6 large red or yellow onions, sliced thinly
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 cups beef stock
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 8 ounces Chickapea Pasta shells
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5-6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese, Asiago or mozzarella cheese, freshly grated
  1.  Caramelize the onions: In a wide-bottomed pot, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat. Add the onions and toss to coat with the olive oil.

    Cook the onions until softened and translucent; about 20 minutes.

  2. Increase the heat to medium high. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil and the butter and cook, stirring often, until the onions start to brown, about 25 minutes.  

  3. Add the minced garlic and cook for a minute.

    Add the white wine to the pot and carefully scrape up the browned bits on the bottom deglazing the pot as you continue to stir.

  4. Add beef stock, bay leaves, and thyme. Bring to a simmer, cover and adjust heat to maintain your simmer. Cook for about 40 minutes.

  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Discard the bay leaves.

    Ladle into bowls and top with cheese.