The Struggle is Real
There are many things I missed once learning I have Celiac disease and having to go gluten-free. French onion soup was HIGH on this list because…obviously. I’m going to be honest, I absolutely hate gluten free cookbooks. It shouldn’t be so hard to cook and I don’t want to use a mixture of 12 million things to create the perfect flour. No. Just no. Over the years, I’ve learned how to adapt regular recipes to be gluten free, and I have a different type of flour for each type of cooking. I stumbled upon a recipe in the grocery store checkout line several years back, and with some tweaking, I’ve found the perfect Gluten Free French Onion Soup!
This one doesn’t matter quite so much about the flour because it’s used for thickening, but the Chebe Bread is a must. We call it water-resistant because it doesn’t fall apart into a crumbly mess once wet, it’s like real bread. Haha! If you want to enjoy an amazing bowl of gluten free French onion soup, I highly recommend you continue reading!
What on Earth is Chebe Bread?
I’ve spent my fair share of time in the natural food stores and have wasted even more money trying products out. While the gluten free world has come a long way, there are still some shitty products out there. Just because it’s gluten free doesn’t mean it should be eaten. LOL!
I first tried Chebe Bread in its pre-made and frozen form because it was less work. I don’t like wasting time making things I end up hating, so this was an easy choice! It’s incredibly versatile and you can change it up easily by adding a different cheese, or topping it with some melted butter and garlic.
But the best part about Chebe Bread is its free of almost all common allergens, which is a huge win considering I’m finding myself allergic to more and more foods as I get older.
Chebe Bread is…
Tree Nut Free
Egg Free (if you use an egg substitute)
What You Need to Make This Killer Recipe
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp butter
3 large onions, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp gluten free flour (or all-purpose if you aren’t GF)
4 cups reduced sodium gluten free vegetable broth
1/2 cup dry white wine (optional)
Sliced provolone cheese
1. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet until melted. Add onions and saute, covered, until soft. Add sugar and salt. Continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes. Add in flour and cook for 3-5 more minutes.
2. In a slow cooker, stir in the vegetable broth, wine (if using), and onion mixture.
3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
4. Make Chebe bread by following the directions on package.
5. Before serving, cut Chebe bread into bite size pieces, add to bowl and top with provolone cheese. If serving in French onion bowl safe for using in the oven, broil for a few minutes until fully melted and slightly browned. If not, microwave for 30-45 seconds until melted.
A Perfect Lazy Day Dinner
We typically have gluten free French onion soup with grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. It’s nice to be able to set this going in the crockpot in all of about 25 minutes, and forget about it until dinnertime since grilled cheese takes even less effort. With two little people that are full of all the business and nonsense, sometimes easy is all that matters! Fast dinners like this leave me with more time to handle whatever shenanigans happening that day. Haha!
I’ve also paired it with a steak dinner before but I love the simplicity of a sandwich night! Ha!
Excited to Try it Out?!
I’d love to hear how you like this Gluten Free French Onion Soup recipe! Please give it a whirl and let me know! I’m sure you’re going to love it! Leave a comment here and let me know your thoughts!
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