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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Jennifer Lynn-Pullman MA, RDN, LDN
Low-calorie version of French Onion Soup
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine French
Servings 6
Calories 132 kcal


  • 1 ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 large vidallia onions
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 ½ teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 thin slices French bread
  • 4 tablespoons grated Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • 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.


Serving: 6cupsCalories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 6gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 210mgPotassium: 233mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 1mg
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