Gluten free French Onion Soup Mac and Cheese Recipe

Gluten Free French Onion Soup Mac and Cheese Recipe

I remember being in Paris as a kid eating French onion soup – rich, beefy soup filled with sweet, caramelized onions, topped with a cheese laden crouton. I’m sure heaven is filled with food such as French onion soup. And, hopefully, mac and cheese. I have combined these two heavenly dishes into one – gluten free French Onion Soup Mac and Cheese.

Yeah, it’s pretty much one of the most decadent and delightful things ever!

This recipe starts with gluten free corn and rice penne (from Sam Mills) which is coated in a rich, beefy, cheesy sauce filled with caramelized onions and more cheese. Lots and lots of cheese.

This isn’t diet food, my friend. But since all things are fine in moderation, I suggest just eat one portion. Not three, like me.

Gluten Free French Onion Soup Mac & Cheese Recipe

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Gluten free French Onion Soup Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Gluten Free French Onion Soup Mac and Cheese Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 581kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large white onions thinly sliced
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 9 sprigs fresh thyme divided
  • 1 (12-ounce) box Sam Mills gluten free corn and rice penne
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 2 cups gluten free beef broth or stock
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 10 ounces Gruyere cheese grated – divided


  • Heat the oil and butter together in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat until the butter melts. Add the onions, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, and 3 thyme sprigs. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are deeply browned and very soft, about 45 minutes.
  • While the onions are cooking, cook the pasta in salted water according to the package directions. Drain, rinse with hot water, and set aside.
  • Transfer the onions with a slotted spoon to a bowl and set aside. Add the flour to the butter and oil mixture in the pan. Turn the heat up to medium and cook the flour, whisking, for 1 minute. Add the beef broth, milk, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture starts to thicken. Add the onions to the mixture. Crumble in the goat cheese and add half the grated Gruyere. Cook until the cheeses melt. Stir in the penne. Continue to cook until the mixture has thickened to the consistency of macaroni and cheese.
  • Position the top rack of the oven about 6 inches from the top. Spoon the mac and cheese into ramekins or French onion soup bowls. Top with the remaining cheese. Broil until the cheese melts and starts to brown, 2-3 minutes. Top each ramekin with a sprig of fresh thyme and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free French Onion Soup Mac and Cheese Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 581 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 574mg24%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 895IU18%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 581mg58%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  2. Lori Weber
    July 14, 2021

    It says to remove onions and set asid but I never see where it mentions adding them back in. Should they be mixed with penne or used to top before browning?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      July 15, 2021

      Oops! Sorry about that. You add the onions to the sauce mixture after it starts to thicken. I’ve updated the instructions to reflect this.

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