How to make the Tik Tok viral One Pot French Onion Pasta completely gluten-free! All of the flavors of classic French onion soup with a twist. Easy, tasty, and full of flavor!

a pot of french onion pasta topped with fresh parsley

What Makes This Recipe Great

I saw this viral Tik Tok trend for One Pot French Onion Pasta (original recipe from Carol Bee Cooks), and I just had to try recreating the viral hit into a gluten-free version! If you’re not familiar with the trend, this delicious pasta is a twist on French onion soup, but in pasta form! All of the same rich and delicious flavors without the soup!

If you’re new here, I was diagnosed with celiac disease and had to change to a gluten-free diet a few years ago. I have since been on a mission to create delicious, healthy, gluten-free recipes using whole ingredients without ever having to miss out on my favorites. I’ve adapted a ton of classic comfort food recipes and turned them into gluten-free, dairy-free, and healthier!

This pasta dish is no exception, and I am so glad to get to enjoy this fun trend while making it safe for us gluten-intolerant folks. And as always, there’s a dairy-free option! Enjoy! 

Here are some more favorite recipes turned gluten-free that you might love, including one-pot pasta recipes! Try this One Pot Beef Stroganoff, this Easy Gluten-Free Lasagna, this One Pot Gluten-Free Mac & Cheese, and/or this Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole.

Ingredient Notes

recipe ingredients in small bowls and labeled
  • white or yellow onions
  • ghee or butter: For dairy-free, substitute vegan butter. 
  • salt
  • minced garlic: You can mince fresh garlic cloves or use a jar of minced garlic.
  • coconut aminos: this is a gluten free substitute for soy sauce. I like using it instead of worcestershire sauce. If you don’t have, you can use gluten free worcestershire sauce.
  • beef broth: You can also substitute vegetable broth if preferred. My favorite beef broth is from Kettle & Fire. Use code MARY for 20% off!
  • box Jovial gluten-free Farfalle: I love using Jovial gluten-free pasta. If you aren’t gluten-free, feel free to substitute with your favorite!
  • shredded Gruyère cheese: For dairy-free, use non-dairy cheese shreds or omit the cheese. It will still be delicious.

Step-by-Step instructions

numbered step by step photos showing how to caramelize onions
numbered step by step photos showing how to make the pasta
  1. Heat the ghee or butter over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
  2. Add the sliced onions and salt and saute, stirring often, for about 30 minutes until they are browned and caramelized. 
  3. Add the garlic and coconut aminos to the same pan as the caramelized onions, and stir, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. 
  4. Pour in the beef broth and pasta and stir. Cook, stirring often, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes until the pasta is cooked through and some of the broth has cooked off. 
  5. Add in the cheese (if using) and stir. 
  6. Serve topped with fresh parsley, and enjoy! Garnish with parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper if desired.
an up close photo of cooked french onion pasta being stirred with a wooden spoon.

Expert Tips

  • Adding Protein: I recommend shredded rotisserie chicken. You can also add cooked ground beef or chicken at the end and stir it in with the cheese. Heat over medium-low until cooked through, and enjoy!
  • Pasta: Feel free to substitute your favorite gluten-free or regular pasta. There are so many options out there for gluten-free pasta. You can use chickpea pasta, brown rice pasta, and more. You can find these gluten-free and traditional pasta options in the dried pasta aisle at most grocery stores. 
  • Wine: Some recipes call for sherry vinegar and/or dry white wine for the sauce, but I omitted this ingredient, and it turned out so delicious! You won’t miss the wine at all. If you do add wine, I think marsala would be great with this!
  • Al Dente: For al dente pasta, taste the pasta at around 9 minutes and cook for one more minute at a time until the desired texture is reached.

Serving Tips

  • Serve warm by itself or with your favorite side of veggies. Garnish with parmesan cheese if desired. A side salad, roasted broccoli, or Brussels sprouts would go really well with this dish.
  • Keep in mind the serving size (for nutrition purposes) is 1/4 of the pot. 

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover French onion pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat over the stove with a little olive oil or butter to loosen up the pasta. Similarly, you can reheat it in the microwave with a little butter to make it easier to stir and serve.
an overhead shot of a green bowl filled with gluten-free pasta with a fork resting on the side.

Recipe FAQs

What is French onion soup?

French onion soup is a delicious soup that originated in France. It features onions that are cooked slowly over low heat until they are browned and caramelized, giving the soup its signature sweet and savory flavor. The top is broiled with Gruyère cheese until golden and bubbly.

What is French onion pasta?

French onion pasta is a viral Tik Tok recipe that takes all of the delicious ingredients and flavors of French onion soup but in pasta form! My version took this viral hit a step further to offer a gluten-free and dairy-free version.

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Tik Tok Viral French Onion Pasta (Gluten-Free!)

How to make the Tik Tok viral One Pot French Onion Pasta completely gluten-free! All of the flavors of classic French onion soup with a twist. Easy, tasty, and full of flavor!
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Ingredients

  • 2 white or yellow onions, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp ghee or butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 4 cups beef broth, can sub vegetable broth, if preferred
  • 12 oz box Jovial gluten free farfalle, or pasta of choice
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese, omit or use DF shreds for dairy free

Instructions
 

  • Heat the ghee or butter over medium high heat in a large skillet.
  • Add the sliced onions and salt and saute, stirring often, for about 30 minutes until they are browned and caramelized.
  • Add in the garlic and coconut aminos and stir, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Pour in the beef broth and pasta and stir. Cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, stirring often, until the pasta is cooked through and some of the broth has cooked off.
  • Add in the cheese (if using) and stir.
  • Serve topped with fresh parsley and enjoy!

Notes

Expert Tips

  • Adding Protein: I recommend shredded rotisserie chicken. You can also add cooked ground beef or chicken at the end and stir it in with the cheese. Heat over medium-low until cooked through, and enjoy!
  • Pasta: Feel free to substitute your favorite gluten-free or regular pasta. There are so many options out there for gluten-free pasta. You can use chickpea pasta, brown rice pasta, and more. You can find these gluten-free and traditional pasta options in the dried pasta aisle at most grocery stores. 
  • Wine: Some recipes call for sherry vinegar and/or dry white wine for the sauce, but I omitted this ingredient, and it turned out so delicious! You won’t miss the wine at all.
  • Al Dente: For al dente pasta, taste the pasta at around 9 minutes and cook for one more minute at a time until the desired texture is reached.

Serving Tips

  • Serve warm by itself or with your favorite side of veggies. Garnish with parmesan cheese if desired. A side salad, roasted broccoli, or Brussels sprouts would go really well with this dish.
  • Keep in mind the serving size (for nutrition purposes) is 1/4 of the pot. 

Storage Tips

  • Store leftover French onion pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat over the stove with a little olive oil or butter to loosen up the pasta. Similarly, you can reheat it in the microwave with a little butter to make it easier to stir and serve.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 548kcal, Carbohydrates: 70g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 1723mg, Potassium: 243mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 314IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 363mg, Iron: 2mg