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French Onion Soup

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.
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cups thinly sliced yellow onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups reduced sodium beef broth
  • 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)

Instructions

  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.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional analysis is from The Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness Software by ESHA Research, Inc., version 11.3.285©, 2016. All nutrition information should be considered approximate. Note: Many soup ingredients continue to absorb broth after preparation. Add additional broth if soup becomes too thick.

Nutrition Facts
FRENCH ONION SOUP
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%
Potassium 252mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 13g 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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