French Onion Garlic Bread Recipe
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French Onion Garlic Bread Recipe

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My husband and I love creating new recipes together based on our favorite foods. This is our very first creation as a married couple. The cheesy bread can also be use as an appetizer for a party. —Taryn Camp, Oviedo, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 323 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 452mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Add the broth, 1 garlic clove and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine butter and remaining garlic; stir until creamy. Spread over bread slices. Place on a greased 15-in. x 10-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-8 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  3. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; top with onion mixture and Gruyere cheese. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as French Onion Garlic Bread in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p38

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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PeachNehi User ID: 6939583 223584
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"This bread is delicious!"

Rube1234 User ID: 1260707 123614
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"This bread was soooooo good! I made it for a Christmas party and it was a huge hit. I can't wait to make it again."

Homegirl2 User ID: 6672944 195707
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013

"This looks absolutely delicious. I can't wait to try it."

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