Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Vidalia onions are a sweet variety of onion that work particularly well in French Onion Soup.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 4 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 4 large Vidalia onions, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 slices French bread
  • 4 oz. Swiss cheese


  • In a medium sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat and cook the onions until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  • In a 4-quart slow cooker, pour the sautéed vegetables, thyme, red wine, vegetable broth, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours.
  • While the soup is cooking, preheat the oven to the broiler setting. Lightly toast the slices of French bread.
  • To serve, ladle the soup into a broiler-safe bowl, place a slice of the toasted French bread on top of the soup, put a slice of the Swiss cheese on top of the bread, and place the soup under the broiler until the cheese has melted.