Addicting 5 Ingredient Crockpot Chocolate Bars.
I mean, as if French Onion Soup couldn’t get any better…
I had to go and add GNOCCHI!
Wait, what? Yes!! Gnocchi! And you guys, it’s just about as amazing as it sounds. For real, I have been dreaming about this soup… along with Friday’s recipe, which has nothing to do with this soup, except that I thought them up on the same day… for at least a month now. To say that I am excited to be sharing this soup would be an understatement.
I do wish I had prettier photos, but in all honesty, it’s french onion gnocchi soup, it’s just never going to be that pretty. The beauty of this soup comes from within, it’s all about its exquisite flavor!
French Onion Gnocchi Soup from Half Baked Harvest on Vimeo.
Before I dive head first into this bowl of soup, let’s chat weekend things!
As you guys know if you read Friday’s post, I spent my weekend glued to my desk, passionately working on the cookbook manuscript. People have been emailing me asking where I have been on Instagram stories…ugh, so sorry, I will be back soon guys! I did do a little cooking on Sunday, but my morning and night were spent typing away, and I’ll continue to do so today, as I work through the end of the dessert chapter (and sporadically jump up and down with excitement that I am so close to being done!). Then just a handful of recipes that need re-testing and it’s on to photographing the book!!
Real talk for a second though? In going through the manuscript and realizing that everything will be FINAL, I am semi-freaking out. Thoughts of recipes not working right, or everyone thinking the recipes are boring, or that the photos are ugly, are literally haunting my brain. Basically, I am torturing myself! I guess self doubt is part of the process, but ahh, man it’s a tricky thing to live with!
Anyway, in a nutshell, that pretty much sums up my weekend. So tell me, what did you guys do??? I clearly need some excitement to take my thoughts away from the book. Help a girl out?! 🙂
Okok, but now let’s talk soup! Cozy, cheesy, soup perfection…aka exactly what I need at this point. Ok and probably the perfect meal for a lot Mondays from now until spring.
I think most of us will agree that really not much beats a bowl of french onion soup topped with a cheesy layer of bread. BUT guys, I dunno, adding gnocchi might just do it. Think about it – pillow soft gnocchi, floating about in your onion soup, topped off with gruyere cheese??
Yes, it’s basically heaven in a bowl.
AND yes, even though the gnocchi is meant as a substitute carb for the bread, I’d be pretty A-OK if you decided that adding the classic slice of baguette bread a top of your soup was the right thing to do. I mean, I did not, but that was only because my kitchen was bone dry of bread that day. Next time for sure! 🙂
Either way though, you simply cannot skip the cheese. Let’s be real, the cheese is why people make french onion soup, or at least that’s my feelings.
Also, the starch from the gnocchi turns this typically brothy soup just a little creamy, and you know, it’s pretty much the bestest thing ever.
Lastly, this soup is easy. The hardest part is the time it takes to caramelize the onions. Once the onions have reached that deep golden color, just add everything else to the pot, simmer the gnocchi, add the cheese, and it’s time to eat!
Question: who’s with me on this whole Monday night soup thing? Are you down with french onion and gnocchi or what? Yes, yes, yes! Cool, then let’s get to caramelizing those onions!
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Monday never looked so… cheesy. 🙂
Made this tonight and LOVED it! I added 6 cups of beef broth instead of 8 because some comments mentioned it was brothy. That being said, I’m sure 8 cups would have been perfect because I expect french onion to be a brothy soup anyways. I broiled my Gruyere on top of French bread before putting on top of the soup. I will definitely make this again and am looking forward to your other French onion soup variations!
Happy Wednesday! ❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT
This so soooo good. I had the same issue as others with the cheese sinking – put toasted French bread into the 2nd batch. The only change I’ll make next time is to add more onion. There is a lot of broth (and it’s delicious) and I’d like a higher onion-to-broth ratio but either way this soup is scrumptious!
Thank you so much for giving this dish a try, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! Have a great Thursday:)