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French onion soup

Medically reviewed on Sep 3, 2018

Serves 8

Dietitian Tip

To serve this soup in traditional French fashion, top each bowl with a small slice of toasted bread or a few croutons.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 cups chopped onions
  • 6 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces shredded gruyere cheese

Directions

Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large soup pot. Add the onions and saute for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for 15 to 20 minutes until caramelized. Add the broth, water, thyme, soy sauce, bay leaves and pepper. Simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.

Preheat the oven to broil. Pour soup into 8 individual oven-proof soup bowls and top with cheese. Place bowls on a baking sheet. Broil soup for about 1 minute until cheese is melted; serve.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1 cup
Calories101
Carbohydrate12 g
Cholesterol9 mg
Fiber2 g
Protein6 g
Sodium317 mg
Monounsaturated Fat1 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Total Fat4 g

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