French onion soup is one of the most popular soups around, both in France and the United States. This dish takes all the flavors of a traditional French onion soup and transforms them into a flaky and hearty pot pie. Thinly sliced Vidalia onions are cooked down with aromatic vegetables and herbs, then topped with a golden brown crust for the perfect bite of umami. The crust serves as the "bread" in this dish.
While the traditional French onion soup uses beef stock or au jus, the recipe below uses vegetable stock and is completely suitable for vegetarians. But, just like with the soup, this pot pie is covered with a layer of gooey Gruyère cheese, which is hidden just under the crust. The dish is ideal for any get-together or potluck, and kids love finding the layer of cheese before slurping it up!