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French Onion Soup with Crispy Bacon Topping

French Onion

Does this classic really need a description? We think not, but you'll be happy to give this recipe a try.

Serves 6 | Total Time: Less Than 15 Mins


  •  4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 large Vidalia yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 6 slices Applegate Naturals® Sunday Bacon® Brand cut into ¼ inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon. gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 slices of gluten-free bread, toasted and cut into ¼ inch “crouton” pieces
  • 6 slices Applegate Naturals® Emmentaler Swiss Cheese


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and sugar; cook until onions start to caramelize.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small pan over medium-high heat, cook bacon until browned, approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat, place onto a paper towel to cool.
  3. Add gluten-free flour, sherry, beef stock and thyme to the onion mixture; bring to a simmer. Cook for 40 minutes. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer soup into six ovenproof soup bowls on a baking pan. Place crouton pieces over each bowl of soup. Lay a slice of cheese over the croutons in each bowl, and place under the broiler until cheese is melted and crusty brown around the edges. Top with bacon.
  5. Serve hot.