Once you try this classic French Onion Soup recipes, you'll never try another. It culminates in a rich-tasting soup with melt-in-your-mouth onions.French onion soup often makes its way onto a dieter’s naughty list. However, at less than 300 calories per serving (and 25% less saturated fat), you can enjoy this soup guilt-free. For extra fiber, substitute your favorite whole-wheat bread.



Credit: Randy Mayor

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8 servings


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  • Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions to pan; sauté for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in sugar, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to medium; cook 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Increase heat to medium-high, and sauté for 5 minutes or until onion is golden brown. Stir in wine, and cook for 1 minute. Add broth and thyme; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours.

  • Preheat broiler.

  • Place bread in a single layer on a baking sheet; broil 2 minutes or until toasted, turning after 1 minute.

  • Place 8 ovenproof bowls on a jelly-roll pan. Ladle 1 cup soup into each bowl. Divide bread evenly among bowls; top each serving with 1 cheese slice. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese begins to brown.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 9.6g; saturated fat 4.8g; mono fat 1.9g; poly fat 0.7g; protein 16.8g; carbohydrates 33.4g; fiber 3.1g; cholesterol 20mg; iron 1.6mg; sodium 359mg; calcium 317mg.