Throwback Thursday, French Onion Soup Pizza

This tastes just like French Onion Soup,

except there is less soup,  more bread

and lots of heavenly melted Gruyere Cheese

This recipe is quick and easy,

not to mention incredibly delicious…

it will hit the spot with a bowl of Chobani Tomato, Spinach and Pasta Soup

tomato soup and french onion pizza bread

or a Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Maple Bacon

roasted sweet potato salad 1

Start with a batch of caramelized onions,

and then add pancetta and brown

If you prefer, you can omit the meat

or saute some mushrooms


Saute sliced onions low and slow

for about 30-40 minutes, until nice and caramelized

  Move to one side of pan and raise the heat to medium

Add pancetta and quickly saute until the fat has rendered

and the pancetta is brown and crispy


The flavor comes from the addition of concentrated beef broth


Mix beef bouillon a little water and stir well

and then add it to the onions in the skillet

This will provide the rich flavor of onion soup

Divide mixture on top of bread rounds or french bread


I used fresh french rolls from the deli bakery,

they were already sort of crispy so I didn’t toast them

You can use any sturdy bread or roll,

and toast it before hand if you think it’s too soft


Give the pizzas a generous sprinkling of grated Gruyère cheese

onion soup pizzas

Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes, until all CMG,

you know, crispy,melty, golden

soup with french onion pizza

Dig in!

French Onion Soup Pizzas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Servings 6


  • 1-2 large yellow or Vidalia onions peeled, halved and sliced
  • 3 oz diced pancetta
  • 2 T butter
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp concentrated beef bouillon [I use Better Than Bouillon]
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 4 oz Gruyere cheese grated
  • 3 french bread rolls cut in half


  • Saute onions in butter and olive oil over medium low heat for 30-40 minutes, until golden and caramelized.
  • Move onions to edge of skillet and add pancetta. Turn up heat to medium and saute pancetta quickly, stirring often, until brown and crispy. Combine with onions.
  • Stir beef bouillon concentrate into water and add to pan. Stir to combine.
  • Divide mixture between open face roll pieces on a baking sheet. Top with cheese. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or until golden and melted. Makes 6
  • optional: substitute sliced mushrooms for pancetta and saute in the same manner
Keyword dessert pizza, Eggplant Parmesan, french bread pizza, French onion soup, meatless meal, toast

Another fun way to eat onion soup is on a baked potato

French Onion Soup Potato Boats

Or in a casserole!

French Onion Soup Bread Casserole

Tis’ the Season for French Onion Soup!

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24 Responses to “Throwback Thursday, French Onion Soup Pizza”
  1. They are so good! I love it with extra pancetta and onions and of course lots of cheese :-))

  2. I love the individual idea. They look delicious and what a great combo — with those onions, to die for!

  3. Looks delicious for an October dinner. Thank you always for the fabulous recipes, Jenna. Happy Thursday!

  4. That looks amazing and so easy! YUM! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Now THIS is a cool idea, and my family would love it!

  6. lghiggins says:

    Soup season is approaching! That would be a delicious accompaniment.

  7. Mary says:

    Yum Jenna! I really have my eye on that potato 🙂

  8. Jenna, you home must smell so wonderful with all of those lovely aromas. We all want to live with you. Happy weekend.

  9. Kitty says:

    Oh my ….these sound heavenly Jenna!! You make everything look so delectable. I want to make these little pizzas soon.

  10. helenfern says:

    I’m coming for dinner at your house! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope the rest of your week is amazing!

  11. Pattie says:

    These look phenomenal! I love that you can get the taste of onion soup without making up a huge pot of it. I’m going to try this. I don’t have pancetta, so I’m going to use a bit of ham. Thanks, Jenna!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    I just pinned your delicious French Onion Soup Pizza and we featured your post on Full Plate Thursday, 559. Thank so much for sharing with us and hope you come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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