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French Onion Soup
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French Onion Soup

Low-calorie version of French Onion Soup
Course Soup
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 140kcal
Author Jennifer Lynn-Pullman MA, RDN, LDN

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 large vidallia onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 thin slices French bread
  • 4 tablespoons grated Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions, thyme, and 1 tablespoon of water.
  • Cover; cook for 5 minutes.
  • Uncover; reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Cook until onions are golden, stirring, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Add garlic; saute for 1 minute.
  • Add flour; reduce heat to medium.
  • Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the broth, remaining water, and nutmeg.
  • Bring to a boil; skim off foam.
  • Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Place 4 heat proof bowls on a baking sheet; ladle soup into bowls.
  • Top each with a slice of French bread; spinkle with Swiss cheese and Parmesan.
  • Broil until cheese is bubbly, about 1 minute.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Calories: 144Carbohydrates: 20 gProtein: 6 gSodium: 139 mgFat: 5 gCholesterol: 9 g

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1.3mg