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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup


Servings: 4
Calories: 220 kcal
My French Onion Soup is one of the most requested soups that I make. The one ingredient that makes it so very tasty, is the port wine. In this recipe, I have it as an option to add into the soup but I have also made it where I just poured a little port on top after the soup was baked.


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cups thinly sliced yellow onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups reduced sodium beef broth (fat free)
  • 3 tbsp port wine (optional)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 ½- inch slices ciabatta baguette
  • 4 oz shredded reduced fat Swiss cheese
  • Chopped green onion for topping (optional)


  1. In a stockpot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook for about 45 minutes or until onions reach a golden brown color (i.e. caramelized), stirring frequently.
  2. Add broth, port (optional), thyme and pepper; stir. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. While soup is simmering, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread ciabatta slices on a baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. 
  4. Ladle soup into 4 oven safe bowls. Top with toasted baguette slice and cheese. Bake at 350°F until cheese is melted and slightly browned. Serve immediately.  

Recipe Notes

WW Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value  7*

*The Freestyle™ SmartPoints® values for these recipes were calculated by Inmyel and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the SmartPoints® registered trademark.

Nutritional analysis is from The Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness Software by ESHA Research, Inc., version 11.3.285©, 2017.

Nutrition information and SmartPoints® values do not include any optional ingredients. Both should be considered approximate

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 650mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 13g 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.